The modern city of Sulaimaniyah was founded in 1784 by the Kurdish prince Ibrahim Pasha Baban who named it after his father Sulaiman Pasha. Because it was founded as the capital of a powerful Kurdish principality, Sulaimaniyah has developed into a large city with a population of over 700,000 people.
Iraqi Kurdistan has become a safe place and a tourist attraction for Iraqis and non-Iraqis due to its natural beauty and safe atmosphere.
Sulaimaniyah is the first city many people encounter when crossing the Iran-Iraq border from Marivan. Iranian tourists consider Iraqi Kurdistan a peaceful region where they're not subject to strict Islamic law.
Main sights of the town are: Sulaimaniyah Museum, Amna Sur Museum, Zamoa and Aram Gallery.
Flights to Sulaimaniyah with Viking Hellas
Sulaimaniyah International Airport was open in July 2005, with regular flights to various eastern and European destinations.
Viking Hellas is operating flights to Sulaimaniyah and Athens. Flights to Sulaimaniyah are run by A320 aircraft. Return flights to Sulaimaniyah from Manchester are starting from 492 GBP.