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Fly to Najaf with Jazeera Airways

Discover Najaf

Standing on the edge of the desert around 100 miles south of Baghdad, Najaf is one of Iraq’s most holy cities. With an estimated population of around one million people, it’s a sprawling city that has religious significance to many Muslims and is also a centre of pilgrimage. Its historic importance is balanced by the fact that the city also embraces the 21st century with a thriving commercial centre that's attracting investors from all around the world.

From the Tomb of Alī ibn Abī Tālib to the city's busy commercial district, Najaf manages to embrace both its role as a historically and spiritually important destination for pilgrims, and a modern, dynamic destination that's opening up to leisure visitors as well as business travellers. Its people are warm and welcoming, and the mix of ancient and modern makes it a charming and interesting destination that's a little off the usual tourist trails.
 

Essential Facts

Time
14:38
Date
10/20/2020
Time Zone
+03:00
Weather
35°C
Language
Arabic
Currency
Iraqi Dinar
Electricity
230v/50Hz
Best Time To Visit
May

Things To Do

Ali Mosque

Ali Mosque

See the magnificent gold-plated Imam Ali mosque that contains the holy shrine of Imam Ali, one of the holiest sites in the country.
 

Sea Of Najaf

Sea Of Najaf

Visit the nearby ‘Sea of Najaf’, a flooded valley overlooked by the city, and a charming and tranquil spot well away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
 

Wadi-us-Salaam

Wadi-us-Salaam

Take a trip to Wadi-us-Salaam, the largest cemetery in the world covering 1,485.5 acres. An unusual destination, but well worth the effort and a fascinating day out.
 

Shopping

As well as traditional bazaars and markets, you can also shop in the modern Najaf City Mall. With a cinema, food court and lots of stores, this one-stop shopping destination is located in the heart of Najaf.

The main shopping centre for the locals is Al Sooq Al Kabeer (the large market), where you'll find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to trinkets, jewellery, and rugs.

Food And Drink

Food And Drink

Whether it’s tasty street food from a market stall or dinner in a restaurant, trying some traditional Iraqi cuisine will become one of the highlights of your trip. Start with some mezze dishes like falafel, before ordering the national dish Masgouf (grilled carp) or Quzi (lamb with rice) and finish with sweet baklava pastry.

Things To Know


Visa Requirements

 
  • Before you travel to Najaf, you’ll need to have obtained a valid visa.
  • You must also have a passport that’s valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel.

  Getting Around

 
  • Jazeera Airways flights land at Najaf International Airport.
  • Taking a taxi from the airport to the city centre is the best option.
  • Getting around Najaf is easy by taxi or by bus.