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Introducing Basra


The city was built by Umar bin al-Khattab, one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs. The state economy is largely dependent on the petrochemistry industry, which started to develop at the end of 19th century. The oil that is found all over Iraq is dispersed to the entire world via the terminal in Basra. We invite you to have a closer look at this beautiful and important port city.

Basra is known for:


Entertainment and Shopping History and Art

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Nasiriyya (199 km)
Abadan (146 km)
Bussayyah (155 km)
CURRENCY
Iraqi dinar (IQD)

COUNTRY CODE
+964

ELECTRIC POWER
C, D, G

TIME ZONE
GMT +3

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€2.04

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
€18.44

Average Temperature

Basra airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

There is no public transport from the airport to Basra city center.  However, there is a bus service from the city center to the main entrance of the airport.

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TAXI:

You can make the 25 km journey to the city center by taxi. The average cost of a taxi from the airport to the city center is 25–30 Turkish lira and the journey takes around 30 minutes.

Average taxi price: 25–30 Turkish lira

CAR RENTAL:

Miles & Smiles members earn 100 Miles per day, up to maximum 1000 Miles. What’s more, rentals made through the website for 1 or 2 days earn an extra 250 Miles, while rentals for 3 or more days earn an extra 500 Miles.

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