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Flights to Basrah

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Basrah is a port city in southern Iraq. It sits on the Shatt al-Arab waterway, formed by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers joining forces before emptying into the Persian Gulf. The city itself has a hot desert climate with very warm to hot temperatures year-round. Basrah is known for its long history and cultural heritage. Visitors can explore museums and traditional souqs (markets). The city also offers options for outdoor activities like boat tours on the Shatt al-Arab or exploring the surrounding date palm groves.

If you're thinking about visiting Basrah, we've got you covered with a wide range of flight options. Alternative Airlines tickets over 600 airlines so finding flights to Basrah on our site will be a breeze! To find cheap, flexible flights to Basrah simply enter your departure airport you wish to fly from and choose your travel dates.

Airports near Basrah

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

Basrah International Airport

This is the closest international airport to Basrah, located approximately 20 kilometres northwest of the city centre. It serves as the main gateway for travellers visiting Basrah and offers both domestic and international flights.


Kuwait International Airport

If you are unable to find a direct flight to Basrah, Kuwait International Airport is a viable option. It is located around 200 kilometres southeast of Basrah and offers numerous international flights. From there, you can either take a connecting flight or drive to Basrah.


Dubai International Airport

Another option for travellers is Dubai International Airport, which is approximately 1,000 kilometres southwest of Basrah. It is one of the busiest airports in the world and offers a wide range of international flights. From Dubai, you can either take a connecting flight or consider driving to Basrah.


Doha Hamad International Airport

If you are coming from a different region, Doha Hamad International Airport in Qatar could be a suitable choice. It is located around 1,100 kilometres southwest of Basrah and offers numerous international flights. Similar to the other options, you can either take a connecting flight or consider driving to Basrah from Doha.

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Using BNPL for your flights to Basrah gives you greater flexibility when managing the budget for your flights, ensuring a stress-free trip!

Things to do in Basrah

Exploring Basrah's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

Basra Museum

This museum reopened in 2019 and houses a remarkable collection of artefacts dating back to 6000 BC. The museum has four galleries dedicated to the Assyrian, Sumerian, Babylonian, and Islamic civilizations. It's a great place to learn about the long and rich history of southern Iraq.

Shatt al-Arab Waterfront

The Shatt al-Arab is the lifeblood of Basrah, formed by the confluence of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The waterfront is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. You can take a stroll along the promenade, enjoy a meal at a waterfront cafe, or take a boat tour to see the city from a different perspective.

Old Basra Souq

The Old Souq is a maze of narrow alleys lined with shops selling everything from spices and textiles to souvenirs and antiques. It's a great place to haggle for bargains and experience the traditional side of Basrah.

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