Travel to the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan when you book flights to Erbil with flydubai. Whether you’re flying for business or leisure, we offer a range of fares to help you plan your trip with ease.
At flydubai, we’ve thought of everything to provide you with an enjoyable experience from the moment you arrive at the airport until you touch down in Iraq. We offer online check-in to streamline your travels, a 12.1-inch touchscreen entertainment system for every passenger and a plenty of delicious meals for you to enjoy as you fly.
If you choose to treat yourself to Business Class then you’re in for a luxurious journey. First you’ll skip the check-in and security queue at the airport and head straight for the pdeparture lounge. Here, you can take advantage of the amenities ahead of your flight. Once you’ve boarded, recline in your Italian leather chair or flatbed while browsing your emails, catching up on the latest TV shows or enjoying 40 winks in a much quieter setting.
In Economy Class you can sink into your ergonomically-designed chair, created to maximise legroom and ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible. Browse the selection of TV shows, music, games and movies on your touchscreen or connect your phone or tablet to our award-winning in-flight WiFi to catch up on emails and chat to friends as you fly.
Before you set off, plan your meals and pre book a delicious dish from our internationally inspired menu. We also offer a range of onboard drinks and snacks to complement your choice.
This UNESCO world heritage site has taken shape over thousands of years as each new generation has built structures on top of the previous. The Citadel now rises over 100 feet above ground level. As well as discovering the city’s most important landmark you’ll be able to enjoy impressive views across the city.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and visit this green oasis. Explore the park and discover the tranquil Shanadar Cave, which sits in the centre trickling water down to the stream that surrounds it. Once you’ve taken that in, head up in a cable car for sweeping views of the surrounding area.
Iraq’s largest water park caters for all the family. Enjoy slides, lazy rivers, water games, rafting and more. Once you’ve all tired yourself out in the water, head to the Kebab House and sample Middle Eastern cuisines.
Known locally as Hewler, Erbil is the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the country’s fourth largest city. Urban life here dates back to around 6000 BC, making it a hotbed for history and heritage, as well as being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
The largest Mosque in Erbil was built in a similar style to the Muhammad Ali Mosque in Cairo and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. The Jalil Khayat Mosque takes up an area of 15,000 metres right in the heart of the city, and the beautiful domes and minarets are so grand that they can be seen from all corners of Erbil. Head inside and gaze in awe at the striking decoration that adorns the interior of the structure. Vibrant colours and vivid patterns are the order of the day, bringing the mystical serenity of the place to life.
Situated near the Hewa City on the Kaznazan Road, Majidi Land is the country’s first amusement park. Here you’ll find more than 100 rides and attractions. Come face-to-face with dinosaurs, ride on the miniature railroad and discover the XD cinema, all before experiencing the thrill of the water flumes and the roller coasters. There are rides suitable for both children and adults.
Discover more about the ancient past of this historic city and take your pick from a range of excellent museums. Head to Hawler Museum for a range of beautiful, heritage antiques. Let Erbil Gem Museum dazzle you with its captivating collection of glistening gems. From there, visit the Kurdish Textile Museum and learn more about the traditional fabrics produced in this region. After all that, take yourself to the Syrian Heritage Museum, where you can delve into the intriguing heritage and history of the local people.
This park is the biggest and greenest in Erbil – the perfect escape for a picnic and a moment of quiet. Designed in an intriguing circular shape, the Sami Abdul-Rahman offers lakes, tranquil boat rides, fountains and play areas for children. There are also cafes and restaurants where you can stop for a bite to eat after you’ve explored the leafy walkways, flower gardens and rolling lawns.
Before you travel to Erbil, check with your embassy to see what visa requirements are necessary.
The currency of Iraqi Kurdistan is the Iraqi Dinar (IQD). Frequently used notes include: 100, 250, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 25,000 notes.
Arabic and Kurdish are spoken in Erbil.
Temperatures in Erbil reach highs of around 40°C in June and July. Lows of 8°C are to be expected in January. Overall the weather is warm and dry, with a short rainy period in February.
The best way to get around Erbil is by private car hire or taxi. Look out for the official “Hello taxi” cars, where drivers usually speak English.
You’ll fly in and out of Erbil International Airport (EBL) which sits just 7km outside the city.
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