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Baghdad is the capital city of Iraq and its largest city as well. It is considered as the country’s political and creative hub with six million inhabitants is not as safe as the other countries but it still worth visiting. Located along the Tigris River the city was founded in the 8th century and evolved into a significant cultural, commercial and intellectual hub for the Islamic world. It is the second largest city in the Arab world after Cairo, Egypt as well as the second largest in Western Asia after Tehran the capital of Iran. Facing a difficult political war for many years the city has its impressive history and still retains the traces of its glorious past. So pack your bags and book flights to Baghdad and visit this thriving city and its brave and happy inhabitants. Search and compare cheap flights from London to Baghdad with Flight Office.
Located in Western Asia, Iraq is a fascinating destination to visit. Located in the heart of Mesopotamia, where humans established the first civilization is natural born historical destination where you can visit and explore some amazing attractions. Baghdad the capital city has some great places to visit. Explore the National Museum of Iraq which was established in 1926, with a collection of over 5000 years of Mesopotamian history. Do visit the Al-Shaheed Monument which is also known as Marty’s Memorial was opened in 1983 and was built under the regime of Saddam Hussain. Visit the Baghdadi Museum which was established in 1970 is located near the river Tigris presenting the rich cultural heritage of the city through folk crafts, the profession of the people, local customs and street life. You just can’t afford to miss a visit to As-Salam Palace home of the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussain. The place was overtaken by collation forces during 2003 has 200 rooms with approx. 1,000,000 sq. feet area. Visit the Liberation Square which is the major monument of the city and is the biggest and most central square located in Al-Rusafa part of the city.
The best time to visit Baghdad is when you completely soak in the experience and enjoy your maximum time over there. The temperature in Baghdad vary drastically considering humidity and you feel hot about half of the year and otherwise nice with low precipitation throughout the year. The months April, May, September, October and November are considered as the best time to visit Baghdad and are the ideal time to go around and explore various points of interest.
If you are planning a holiday trip to Baghdad then you can take the flights offered by several airlines such as Qatar Airways, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Iraqi Airways, Gulf Air, MEA, Egyptair, Royal Jordanian and Atlasglobal etc are few among them. There is only one direct flight from London, United Kingdom to Baghdad and Iraqi Airways provides nonstop flights between London and Baghdad. The most popular connecting city when flying from London to Baghdad is Frankfurt.
Arabic is the official language of Iraq but English is also commonly used throughout the country. Iraq uses Iraqi Dinar as its official currency but foreign money may be used to purchase items not exceeding the US $200 at special duty-free shops. Iraq is predominantly an Islamic country and thus one should respect local laws and religious sentiments of people especially when visiting the holy month of Ramadan or when visiting the places of religious significance.
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