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Introducing Najaf


It is believed that the tomb of Ali Ibn Abi Talib (Imam Ali), the first Imam of the Shiites, is located in Najaf, making the city greatly important to the Shiites. The city was built by Harun al-Rashid in 791 AD and today Najaf is called the “basin of science.”

Najaf is known for:


History and Art Desert

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Karbala (76 km)
Babil (69 km)
Kadisiyah (2445 km)
CURRENCY
Iraqi dinar (IQD)

COUNTRY CODE
+964

ELECTRIC POWER
C, D, G

TIME ZONE
GMT +3

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€0.89

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
€26.74

Average Temperature

Najaf airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

There is no public transport from Najaf Airport to the city center.

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TAXI:

You can only get from Najaf Airport to the city center. The average cost of a taxi to the city center is 15–20 US dollars.

Average taxi price: 15–20 US dollars.

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