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Basra, Iraq Travel Guide

Basra, or Basrah, which in Arabic means “the overwatcher” is an Iraqi city located on the Shatt al-Arab between Kuwait and Iran. Some connects its nomenclature with its origin as an Arab military base against the Sassanids. Many argue that the name is derived from the Aramaic word basratha, meaning “place of huts, settlement”.

The city has got a plethora of sightseeing and entertainment options for its visitors. Sinbad Island, Sayab statue, Basra Museum, Sayyed Ali al-Musawi Mosque and Sayab’s house ruins are a few to name. In addition, there are boats to help you short cruise along the Shatt al-Arab.

Basrah is connected with the US cities by means of flagship carriers only. Connecting flights have their layover at DXB, IST, ORD, etc.

Geography of Basrah

Basra is on the bank of Shatt-Al-Arab waterway, which makes its way to the Persian Gulf. Basra is roughly 110 km (68 mi) from the Persian Gulf. The city shares its eastern border with the Shatt-Al-Arab and western border with Basra waterways. The city administrations have found ways to keep Basra cool and saturated. It has a complex network of canals and streams to support transportation. These have also become point of tourist attractions.

Airport in Basra

Basrah International Airport

Official Name: Basrah International Airport

Airport Code: BSR

Location: The airport is in the southern city of Basra

Hub for: Iraqi Airways

Interesting Facts about the Airport: The airport serves the public and military aviation purposes, and it’s recognized as the 2nd busiest airport in Iraq.

Airlines Operating Flights to Basra from US Cities

 

Destination + Airport Code Airlines Connecting Airport
From SFO to BSR Emirates
Royal Jordanian
Alaska Airlines
Qatar Airways
Jetblue Airways
United Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Lufthansa
Turkish Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Brussels Airlines
British Airways
Dubai, DXB
New York, JFK
Amman, AMM
From LAX to BSR Turkish Airlines
Qatar Airways
Emirates
Royal Jordanian
Jetblue Airways
United Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Lufthansa
Austrian Airlines
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Istanbul – IST
New York – JFK
Amman – AMM
From ORD to BSR Turkish Airlines
Royal Jordanian
Emirates
Qatar Airways
United Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Lufthansa
Austrian Airlines
British Airways
Dubai – DXB
Amman – AMM
New York – JFK
La Guardia – LGA
From JFK to BSR Royal Jordanian
Turkish Airlines
Emirates
Qatar Airways
Dubai International Airport DXB
From IAH to BSR Emirates
Qatar Airways
Royal Jordanian
Lufthansa
Middle East Airlines
Austrian Airlines
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Dubai – DXB
Chicago – ORD
From PHL to BSR Qatar Airways
American Airlines
Royal Jordanian
Air Canada
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
United Airlines
Lufthansa
La Guardia – LGA
Amman – AMM
Doha – DOH
From DFW to BSR Qatar Airways
Emirates
American Airlines
United Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Doha – DOH
Dubai – DXB
Houston – IAH
From IAD to BSR Turkish Airlines
Qatar Airways
United Airlines
Lufthansa
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Istanbul – IST
Doha – DOH
Frankfurt – FRA
From ATL to BSR Turkish Airlines
Qatar Airways
Jetblue Airways
Istanbul – IST
Doha – DOH
New York – JFK

Airlines Operating Flights to Basra from Non-US Cities

Destination + Airport Code Airlines Connecting/Layover Airport
From DEL to BSR Turkish Airlines
Emirates
Qatar Airways
Vistara
Flydubai
British Airways
Hyderabad – HYD
Dubai – DXB
From DXB to BSR Emirates
Flydubai
Middle East Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Beirut – BEY
Istanbul – SAW
Istanbul – IST
From HKG to BSR Turkish Airlines
Qatar Airways
Emirates
China Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Istanbul – IST
Doha – DOH
From SIN to BSR Turkish Airlines
Qatar Airways
Emirates
British Airways
London – LHR
Doha – DOH
London – LGW
From TYO to BSR Turkish Airlines
Qatar Airways
Emirates
British Airways
Istanbul – IST
Tokyo – NRT
From BKK to BSR Qatar Airways
Emirates
Doha – DOH
From DOH to BSR Qatar Airways (Nonstop)
Middle East Airlines
Flydubai
Beirut – BEY
Kuwait – KWI
From AUH to BSR Turkish Airlines
Oman Air
Qatar Airways
Istanbul – IST
Doha – DOH

Flight Distance, Time and Time Difference

If you are flying to Basrah for the first time, you are likely to have this question on your mind. We appreciate your eagerness. The table below lists the flight distance and flight time from a few cities in the US to Basrah. Iraq and the US are geographically apart, and this distance leads to a huge time difference between the departure and arrival cities, which you must take note of. In addition, mind the transfer time you are to spent at the connection airport(s) enroute.

Route Flight Distance Flight Time Time Difference
San Francisco (SFO) to Basrah (BSR) 7,697 miles/12387 km 15 hours 54 minutes BSR is 10 hours ahead
Los Angeles (LAX)  to Basrah (BSR) 7,893 miles/12703 km 16 hours 17 minutes BSR is 10 hours ahead
Chicago (ORD) to Basrah (BSR) 7,893 miles/12703 km 16 hours 17 minutes BSR is 08 hours ahead
New York (JFK) to Basrah (BSR) 6,276 miles/10100 km 13 hours 03 minutes BSR is 07 hours ahead
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) to Basrah (BSR) 7,026 miles/11308 km 14 hours 33 minutes BSR is 10 hours ahead
Boston (BOS) to Basrah (BSR) 6,086miles/9795km 12 hours 40 minutes BSR is 07 hours ahead
Minneapolis (MSP) to Basrah (BSR) Minneapolis (MSP) to Basrah (BSR) 13 hours 53 minutes BSR is 08 hours ahead

Best Time to Visit Basrah

The best time to visit Basrah is from October to mid-April. The number of visitors takes a plunge in summer, from May to September. The upper marks of the mercury swings between highs of 90s and lows of 100s degree Fahrenheit. Showers starting with the fall season starting with October brings temperature into comfortable range.

Top Attractions in Basrah

1. Basra Museum

Opened in September 2016 in the former Lakeside Palace of Saddam Hussein, Basra Museum has become one of the most visited place in Iraq. It celebrates the rich culture, art and history of the country and region. The museum is funded and supported by an organization named The Friends of Basrah Museum. FOBM received a UK Cultural Protection Fund and Grant award in December 2016. The museum entry fee is: Iraqi citizens $1, foreign visitors $10.

2. Old mosque of Basra (Mosque of martyr Hassan)

Your visit to Basrah remains incomplete without a visit to the old mosque of Basra. The traditional mosque is dedicated to Al-Ḥasan ibn Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, popularly known as Hasan or Hassan, who was the eldest son of Ali and Muhammad’s daughter Fatimah according to Quran. Hasan is revered as the second Imam who was known for his kindness, knowledge, tolerance and bravery.

3. Sayab’s House Ruins

The most famous home of the poet Badr Shakir al-Sayyab is worthy of your attention. This large mansion house is located between Upper Largo & Lundin Links in Fife. Much of the credit for restoring this historical building goes to James Durham. It was his massive efforts and funding that the building received Adam styled renovation in 1753. During the World War II, it served as HQ for the Independent Polish Parachute Brigade who fought under General Sosabowski in Operation Market-Garden and then it housed the Polish Military Geographical Institute until 1946.

4. Sayab statue (At al-Basrah Corniche)

Discover the life-like sculpture by the artist and sculptor nada’ Kadhum of this legendary poet (December 24, 1926 – December 24, 1964). Badr Shakir al Sayyab was well known throughout the Arab world and he stands as one of the most influential Arab poets of all time. His works have been translated in more than 10 languages including English, Persian, Somali and Urdu.

5. Sinbad Island

Ever read or heard of the voyages of Sinbad? If yes, here is a chance to experience those fantasies. Sinbad Island, a tourist landmark, named after Sinbad the Sailor, who embarked on his legendary journeys from Basra, is one of the top attractions in Basrah. The place has got parks and nightlife-clubs, and is loved by honeymoon as well as family vacationers with kids.