Things to Know about Baghdad
Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, is one of the oldest metropolises in the world and the second largest city in the Middle East. Renowned for its huge bazaars and vibrant nightlife, Baghdad continues to be the prime attraction for tourists even today. The city is mostly visited for its many historical sites.
Best Places to Visit
Explore lots of impressive monuments with the help of our Baghdad City Guide. Some of the important attractions worth visiting here include the Baghdad Tower, Mustansiriyah School, the Abbasid Palace, Khan Murjan, Museum of Pioneer Arts, Museum of Popular Heritage, Baghdad Museum, Iraqi Museum and the Al-Khadhimain Mosque.
Best Time to Visit
The months of April May and October are the best time to visit Baghdad. During these months the average temperatures are at a comfortable level between 20°C and 30°C. Also, consider visiting Baghdad during February, March, November and December when the average temperatures are a little cooler.
Best Dining Places
Popular chains like Subway, McDonald’s, and Burger King can be found in the Green Zone in Baghdad for those looking for American fast food. For a more local dining experience consider visiting Abu Nuwas Street. Here eateries are famous for their kebab grills.
Best Places to Stay
Visit Salihiya Residential area to find some of the best and cheap hotels in Baghdad. Firdos Square is also famous for the best known hotels here.
Best Airlines to Reach
Baghdad is well-connected from most parts of the world. Major airlines operating flights to Baghdad include Iraqi Airways, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Egyptair, Lufthansa, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and more.