Book flights to Baghdad

Explore the mysteries of an ancient city steeped in tradition when you book flights to Baghdad with flydubai. Uncover the storied past of a wide variety of holy sites, cultural cafés, and a world-class museum in Iraq’s capital.

Book flights with flydubai and take your pick from a number of convenient journey times. We have flights to Baghdad every week, departing from locations all over the world. With both Business and Economy Class seats available, you’ll always find the perfect fare to meet your needs. We also offer online check-in and mobile boarding pass options across our network to help make your flight as easy as possible, from the moment you book to the moment you land in Baghdad.

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Fly in Economy Class and you’ll find our cabin has all the amenities you need for a comfortable ride. Relax into your ergonomically-designed seat and make the most of your personal 12.1-inch touchscreen, brimming with the latest TV shows and a range of top movies and games. Alternatively, while away the hours on your flight by keeping in touch with friends and family via our onboard WiFi. You can also buy snacks and drinks during the flight, or if you fancy a hot meal, pre-order before you fly.

For the ultimate comfort, experience all of these amenities and more when you book a seat in Business Class with flydubai. As one of just 12 passengers, you’ll enjoy an exclusive experience, relax in your reclining Italian leather seat and make the most of complimentary food and beverages throughout the flight.

Things to do

Wander through time

With a past reaching back through a millennium, Baghdad is one of the most intriguing places to wander through the history of human existence. Head straight for the National Museum of Iraq, sporting a collection that holds items dating back over 10,000 years, spanning a plethora of continents and empires along the way. The smaller Baghdadi Museum is a fascinating and unique way to experience life in Iraq through the centuries. A series of waxworks tells the secrets of the city throughout its storied existence.

A religious experience

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Baghdad is heavily immersed in religion and its plentiful supply of peaceful mosques means you’ll always have a place to find calm respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take some time to relax in the serenity of the courtyards and shrines as you pay your respects to the beliefs of those who populate Baghdad today. Visit Abu Hanifa Mosque to experience one of the most serene parts of the city or head to Al-Jawadain Holy Shrine on the banks of the Tigris River and marvel at this jewel of Islamic architecture, complete with golden dome and towering minarets.

Iraqi architecture

Few cities in the region can claim to be as beautiful as Baghdad, with its stunning architecture defining the city’s skyline wonderfully. Take some time to wander the streets of the city and really soak up the intricate work that’s gone into the buildings. Though few remnants of the Abbāsid period remain in Baghdad, the Abbāsid Palace is one of them. This palace, believed to have been built by Caliph Al-Naser Ledinillah in the late 12th or early 13th century, is near the North Gate overlooking the Tigris River. Explore a peaceful central courtyard and two storeys of rooms in this honey-brown ancient building. Alternatively, head to Al-Shaheed Monument to get a taste of the sleek modern architecture that gives the city a new twist. Its turquoise shell-shaped structure washes over you with a feeling of true calm.

A guide to Baghdad

Baghdad is a city truly awash with history, with countless stories to tell from centuries of settlements, power struggles, and empires. It’s long and winding tale makes it a fascinating place to visit and a tantalising prospect for any explorer.

Experience the old

Wander through old Baghdad. Al Rasheed Street is the main thoroughfare, where Ottoman architecture meets Mesopotamian columns, and the turquoise dome of Ḥaydar Khānah mosque peeks over the top of buildings. Shop vendors fill the old buildings while local people go about their daily business. Find Baghdad’s cultural heart perusing the booksellers of Mutanabbi Street, branching off from Al Rasheed Street.

The remains of the ancient city of Babylon are just 60 miles south of Baghdad. Explore the ruins of what was once the heart of Mesopotamia and the site of one of the ancient wonders of the world with a tour from Baghdad.

Food, drink and culture

Take some time to explore Baghdad and you’ll discover a city filled with exciting places to eat and drink, all washed over with Iraqi culture.

Shahbandar Café is a traditional coffee house in the centre of old Baghdad. Sip hot lemon tea and relax with a shisha pipe while locals muse philosophy and culture around you. Discover a place where poets, artists, and philosophers would gather amidst the brass decanters that line the walls.

If you want to try something a little different, Dojo’s Diner is a great place to eat. Feel a little more international as you try dishes from around the globe at this popular eatery. From American breakfasts to creamy Italian mains, there’s something for everyone at Dojo’s.

Useful information

Visa

Check with your embassy about visa requirements before you travel to Baghdad.

Currency

While in Baghdad, you’ll use the national currency, the Iraqi dinar. Frequently used banknotes include 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 25,000 and 50,000.

Language

The official language spoken in Baghdad is Baghdad Arabic, a dialect of the Arabic language. You’ll also find small numbers of people speaking Kurdish and Persian, among other languages.

Weather

The weather in Baghdad is warm for most of the year, with average temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C outside the winter months. Temperatures peak at around 44°C in July, with lows of 4°C in January.

Getting around

The easiest way to get around Baghdad is to use its extensive bus network. It’s very easy to move around the city and explore, with plenty of taxis available or you can also hire a car with flydubai.

Airport information

You’ll arrive and depart from Baghdad International Airport, which is extremely easy to get to from the city. To get to and from the airport, either hire a rental car, book a taxi or hop on one of the city’s plentiful buses.

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