There are 22 flights operating between Istanbul and Basrah. You may find frequent flights from Istanbul, Moscow and London to Basrah.
Are you looking for cheap fares for Basrah flights? In the coming 3 months: Dammam Basrah 7,570 TL, Istanbul Basrah 2,125 TL and Jeddah Basrah 6,236 TL
Better to book your flight to Basrah 15 days before departure to get the best fares on average.
May and December months are the highest season for Iraq, Basrah. The prices are higher compared to the other periods. You will find the cheapest flight prices in the following months: January and March.
Basra, located in the south of Iraq, is the country's second largest city and most important port. It is located at the southeast end of Lake Hamar, on the western shore of the Shatt al-Arab waterway, 55 kilometers from the Persian Gulf and 545 kilometers from Baghdad. Basra, also called the Venice of the East, is a city surrounded by date trees. The modern city of Basra consists of two small towns, al-Aşar and al-Makil, and villages clustered around Nehru'l-Aşar.
Basra, which is mentioned in the Arabian Nights, was a center of literature, science and trade in ancient times. Old Basra was founded in Ez-Zubayr, 13 km away from the present city, in 638 by the Umayyad Caliph Omar. The city is called al-Basra (soft) because of the nature of the soil on which it is located. During the Abbasid period (750-1258), during the caliphate of Harun ur-Rashid. It is becoming one of the most important cultural and commercial centers of the Middle East. Despite its harsh climate and difficulties in supplying drinking water, it is developing rapidly due to its proximity to the Persian Gulf, as well as being easily accessible to the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. Today, it is an important port city of Iraq.
The first mosque of Muslims outside the Arabian Peninsula was built here. Imam Ali ibn Talib Mosque, also called the old mosque, is one of the must-see places.
The island of the sailor Sinbad, one of the heroes of the Arabian Nights, is in this city. This island is located in the middle of Shattularap, where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet. Unfortunately, it was badly damaged during the Gulf Wars with Iran-Iraq. Despite this, the island, which attracts the attention of tourists and travelers, can be reached by crossing the Halid Bridge.
You can see the area called Sayab's House Ruins, where the house where Bedir Şakir el Sayyab, one of the greatest poets of Arabic literature, lived. There is also a statue of the poet erected in 1972 in the city center, who translated the poems of Nazım Hikmet.
Basra Sports City has the distinction of being the largest sports complex in the Middle East. The construction of the complex, which was opened in 2013, took 4 years.
Especially the Palm Tree Forests on the Shattul Arabian coast offer a sight worth seeing.
Corniche Street, which stretches along the coast of Shatt al-Arab, is one of the places frequented by tourists and travelers. On this street you can see the Square of the Lion of Babylon and the four palaces.
Seyid Ali Musavi Mosque, also known as Ömer'in Çocukları Mosque, located in the city center, is also a must-see.
Akhora Park, located on El Basra street, is one of the oldest parks in the city.
Although it was largely devastated by wars, Basra is a city that has been tried to be restructured and should be seen. Do not leave without wandering the streets and seeing the historical Basra Houses.
How to Get to Basra
Turkish Airlines has direct flights to Basra International Airport. The journey takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes. For this, you need to take a look at Basra flight ticket options. Basra, one of the cities with the most deep-rooted history in the Middle East geography, can be preferred to witness the history of humanity, although it has been mentioned with negativities in recent years.
|Popular Flights||Ticket Price|
|Adana - Basrah||4,497.00|
|Amman - Basrah||5,495.36|
|Amsterdam - Basrah||5,326.00|
|Ankara - Basrah||3,658.00|
|Bahrain - Basrah||9,221.87|
|Belgrade - Basrah||10,093.96|
|Berlin - Basrah||10,412.09|
|Beirut - Basrah||3,420.70|
|Baghdad - Basrah||5,190.00|
|Brussels - Basrah||9,519.15|
|Budapest - Basrah||4,627.00|
|Cairo - Basrah||5,089.25|
|Dammam - Basrah||7,570.27|
|Doha - Basrah||10,203.91|
|Dusseldorf - Basrah||5,797.00|
|Dubai - Basrah||6,268.51|
|Gassim - Basrah||10,321.31|
|Istanbul - Basrah||2,125.00|
|Jeddah - Basrah||6,273.57|
|London - Basrah||5,055.00|
|Riyadh - Basrah||5,725.86|
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