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|Airport of arrival:||Baghdad International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Baghdad:||3 hours|
|Flight time from Ankara to Baghdad:||2 hours 30 minutes|
The Republic of Iraq is famous for being the heart of many civilizations rooted in Mesopotamia. Baghdad is the capital and the largest city in Iraq. It became the commercial, cultural, and intellectual center of the Arab world. The city was called “The City of Peace” back in time. Because of its multicultural and multireligious environment, it was also named " Learning Center".
You can find cheap and affordable tickets to Baghdad via Pegasus.
There are direct flights to Istanbul from Baghdad. Also, there are national and international connection flights via Istanbul.
Baghdad International Airport is 16 km away from the city center.
Baghdad International Airport was opened in 1982 under the name of Saddam International Airport. In 2003, the name has changed to Baghdad International Airport. The airport is used for military and civil purposes. There are two main terminals: Military terminal and Civil terminal. The civil terminal includes three terminals called Nineveh (A), Babylon(B), and Samara (C). It has a capacity of 7,5 million passengers annually. Besides the coffee shops, there are ATMs, banks, an airport hotel, prayer rooms, and a medical center.
There is a bus that connects the airport and the city. However, there is a lack of information about the details. There are shuttles provided by hotels, as well. The most comfortable, and secure way of transportation in Baghdad is a taxi or renting a car. Pegasus allows you to rent a car in advance by filling the blanks on the web site. Making your reservation in advance is the most convenient and secure way to reach Baghdad.
Bus and metro are the main public transportation. However, pre-arranged transportation is common among visitors of Iraq, such as helicopters or armored buses or taxis.
In terms of accommodation in Baghdad, the international safe zone, which is called Green Zone is suggested. In this area, you can find varied hotel alternatives according to your budget. You can make your hotel reservation in advance via Pegasus. Hence, you can save money and time.
The cuisine of Iraq presents a wide range of delicious food, such as kebaps, Masgouf – an Iraqi fish dish, Quzi – stuffed grilled lamb–, stuffed cabbage, and stuffed chicken breast.
You can learn more about the gastronomy of city on the Baghdad Cuisine Guide.
In this section, you will find useful information about visiting Baghdad.
Baghdad has a hot desert climate. Therefore, summers are hot and dry, and winters are mild. In the summer average, the maximum temperature is 44°C. In summer average temperatures are above 40°C. In winter average the maximum temperature is 18,7°C, while the minimum temperature is 4,2°C. In winter the coldest temperature can drop below 0°C. The highest temperature ever recorded is 52 °C. As a result, autumn and winters are the best seasons to visit Baghdad.
You can visit varied touristic places in Baghdad, such as Hatra remainings, monuments (Iraqi culture monument, Al-Shaheed Monument), and museums (National Museum of Iraq, Baghdadi Museum). Also, there is an international film festival held in September.
You can check Baghdad Travel Guide to learn more.
There are many ways to catch good deals to buy tickets. Unfavored seasons and weekday flight tickets are cheaper than the rest. Also, Pegasus provides discounted tickets frequently.
Moreover, Pegasus presents several campaigns via its BolBol program. If you are a member of BolBol, you start earning points. Using your membership with the collaborated companies help you to gain more points. Pegasus BolBol Touristica is another campaign that allows you to get points, while you spend money. The more you spend, the more you earn. Besides, if you are using the mobile site of Pegasus, you multiply your points. If you keep following Pegasus announcements, you can buy cheap tickets easily.
It is the capital of Iraq and also hosted many civilizations during history. These can be the main reasons to visit Baghdad.
Yes, you can take photos of most of the things as soon as you respect local traditions. Moreover, you have to regard the military and security checkpoints. Asking permissions eases this process.
Autumn and winter periods are the ideal seasons to visit Baghdad.
Depending on your activities, a minimum of two days will be enough.
No, there is no travel card for tourists.
Traveling in the Green Zone is relatively safe. Security concerns are still high due to wartime instability and uncertainty.
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