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Enjoy incredible Islamabad

Book flights to Islamabad to experience spectacular architecture and beautiful nature parks, packed with exotic flora and wildlife.

Dominating the landscape of Pakistan’s capital is the iconic Faisal Mosque. This highly impressive, beautifully decorated place of worship is dedicated to the memory of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

shah faisal mosque in islamabad aerial

History enthusiasts can visit the Pakistan Monument
and Lok Virsa Museum. The Pakistan Monument’s
petal-shaped structure symbolises the unity of the Pakistani people, while the Lok Virsa displays embroidered costumes, jewellery, musical instruments, woodwork and a fascinating range of ancient artefacts.

Explore the picturesque Margalla Hills with their tree-covered mountains and glittering waterfalls. Home to hundreds of trails, this national park offers inspiring walks and unforgettable views. Experience everything that this enchanting city has to offer when you book plane tickets to Islamabad with Etihad. A world of wonder awaits.

What’s the weather like in Islamabad?

What’s the weather like in Islamabad?

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

11°C

6cm

FEB

12°C

6cm

MAR

17°C

8cm

APR

18°C

6cm

MAY

28°C

4cm

JUN

32°C

5cm

JUL

30°C

27cm

AUG

28°C

28cm

SEP

28°C

10cm

OCT

23°C

3cm

NOV

17°C

2cm

DEC

12°C

4cm

The city enjoys a generally inviting climate, with
milder weather from December to February and
pleasantly warm conditions in March, April, October and November.

If you fly to Islamabad between May and September you can expect the hottest weather, with average temperatures of around 30°C. The wet monsoon season typically takes place in July and August.

Reasons to visit Islamabad

margalla hills in islamabad pakistan

A bird’s eye view

The beautiful area of Daman-e-Koh in the Margalla Hills provides a wonderful view of the city. Locals and tourists alike flock to this scenic spot for its high-quality restaurants, exciting live music and lush green hillsides.

You can also spot monkeys, birds and foxes in their natural habitat, while spectacular tree plantations and seasonal flowers add to its beauty.

Visit the famous Monal and La Montana Restaurants to enjoy delicious food, including sizzling kebabs, spicy samosas, and creamy curries packed with spice and flavour. Be sure to plan a trip here after you’ve booked your Islamabad flights.

saidpur village temple islamabad

Head to serene Saidpur

One of the major attractions in Pakistan’s capital, the 500-year-old Saidpur village dates back to the days of the Mughal Empire, but boasts influences from a number of civilisations.

From a preserved Hindu temple and Sufi shrine, to archaeological remains of the Buddhist era and the shrine of holy historical figure Bari Imam, this is the perfect spot to soak up the storied past of this fascinating and diverse city.

You can also dine at excellent restaurants such as Des Pardes, Andaaz and Baithak, surrounded by a panoramic view of the village and the stunning Margalla Hills.

view of islamabad promenade

Uncover a spiritual shrine

Nestled in the village of Golra Sharif, the Shrine of Meher Ali Shah is famous for being the burial place of the renowned Punjabi poet and Sufi saint. This popular destination is a must-see attraction and place of pilgrimage, often hosting poetry readings, special prayer sessions, religious celebrations and devotional music events.

The shrine is beautifully decorated with white marble, intricate calligraphy and artistic roof decorations. Book your flight tickets to Islamabad and drop by this stunning shrine to experience the city as the locals do.

Things to know before you fly to Islamabad

plane Airport transfers

New Islamabad International Airport (ISB) is relatively close to the city centre. You can pre-book your airport transfer with Etihad when you fly to Islamabad so that your driver is waiting for you on your arrival. Coaches, buses and taxis also leave regularly from the airport for the heart of the city, which is around a 35-minute drive away.

charities Cultural considerations

When entering religious buildings such as mosques, guests should be silent and remove shoes at the entrance. Both men and women should dress modestly, covering shoulders and knees. Shorts are not permitted, while women are advised to wear long-sleeved clothing and cover their heads with a shawl. Drinking alcohol in public is also illegal in Pakistan.

bus Getting around Islamabad

Popular ways to get around in Islamabad include taxis, hire cars and buses. You can also take autorickshaws or use Pakistan Railways, which is the main network to all other major destinations across the country.

socket Plugs

Pakistan uses two types of plug, C and D. The first has two round pins, the second a triangular pattern of three pins. Supply voltage is 230V and frequency is 50 Hz – it’s advisable to see if you need an adaptor and voltage converter before you travel.

Flying to Islamabad: FAQs

What are some activities I can do in Islamabad?

Nature lovers can see peacocks, pelicans, black swans, Australian parrots and macaws at Lakeview Park. Or perhaps drop by the Pakistan Museum of Natural History to learn all about the nation’s geographic wonders and exotic wildlife.

Where should I eat in Islamabad?

Try beloved local cafe Chaaye Khana for some authentic Pakistani cuisine. You can sample exotic teas and snacks such as samosa, spring rolls and salads here. Or try the Kabul Restaurant for some mouth-watering Afghani cuisine. Choose from succulent kebabs, stone-grilled meat skewers and rich curries bursting with spice and flavour.

Are there any festivals in Islamabad?

The city often hosts fashion fairs, featuring clothing shows, masterclasses, live music and dance performances. Or perhaps stop by the important Chand Raat fair, an Eid celebration held every May or June depending on when the new moon is sighted.

Why we love Islamabad

“Islamabad offers some of the most diverse and exciting attractions in all of Pakistan. The city is lively and there’s so much to do – visit mosques and museums, villages and shrines. The Margalla Hills are perfect, and a really great way to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of the area.”

Book the lowest flight deals to Islamabad (ISB) from SAR 2387

Dammam (DMM) to Islamabad (ISB)

Departure 28 Jul 2020,
Return 5 Sep 2020
from SAR2387*

Jeddah (JED) to Islamabad (ISB)

Departure 1 Jul 2020,
Return 30 Sep 2020
from SAR2533*
*Round-trip fares recently viewed by others

Weather in Islamabad

21 °C
Saturday30 May 2020
28 °C
Sunday31 May 2020
29 °C
Monday1 Jun 2020
31 °C
Tuesday2 Jun 2020
34 °C
Wednesday3 Jun 2020
34 °C
Thursday4 Jun 2020
34 °C
Friday5 Jun 2020
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