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Book flights to Erbil

Erbil is a historic city located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It's actually one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, dating back 6,000 years! The city sits in a mountainous region of northern Iraq, with a hot and dry summer climate and cooler, wetter winters. As a major Kurdish city, Erbil offers visitors a chance to experience Kurdish culture, including museums, traditional foods, and architecture. The city is also a good base for exploring the surrounding area, which includes mountains and archaeological sites.

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Airports near Erbil

There are a variety of airports to choose from when visiting Erbil. Here's 4 airports that serve Erbil.

Erbil International Airport

This is the closest international airport to Erbil, located approximately 10 kilometres northwest of the city centre. It serves as a major hub for both domestic and international flights.


Sulaymaniyah International Airport

Located about 200 kilometres southeast of Erbil, this airport is another option for travellers. While it is not as close as Erbil International Airport, it is still within a reasonable driving distance.


Mosul International Airport

Although it is currently closed due to the conflict in the region, Mosul International Airport is another airport that would have been within driving distance of Erbil. However, it is recommended to check for updates on its reopening before considering it as an option.


Baghdad International Airport

If none of the above airports are suitable, you may need to consider connecting flights to a more local airport. For example, you could fly into Baghdad International Airport and then take a domestic flight to Erbil International Airport. This option would require a layover and an additional flight, but it can be a viable choice if direct flights are not available.

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Things to do in Erbil

With a wide variety of attractions in Erbil, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

Erbil Citadel

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for any visitor to Erbil. The Citadel is an ancient mound that has been continuously occupied for over 7,000 years. It is home to several archaeological sites, including the Mudhafaria Minaret, which is one of the tallest minarets in Iraq. Visitors can explore the narrow alleys of the old city, climb to the top of the minaret for stunning views of the city, and learn about the long history of this remarkable place.

Qaysari Bazaar

The Qaysari Bazaar is a traditional covered market located in the heart of Erbil. The bazaar is a great place to find souvenirs, such as Kurdish rugs, textiles, and jewelry. Visitors can also browse the shops selling spices, food, and other goods. The Qaysari Bazaar is a lively and colorful place to experience Kurdish culture.

Sami Abdulrahman Park

This large park is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. The park has a lake, gardens, walking paths, and playgrounds. It is a great place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of restaurants and cafes located in the park.