Baghdad travel guide

Baghdad Tourism | Baghdad Guide

You're Going to Love Baghdad

With 7,22 million inhabitants, Baghdad is the most populous city in Iraq. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Baghdad to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Baghdad

Baghdad in September
Estimated hotel price
S$ 262
1 night at 3-star hotel
Baghdad in September
Estimated hotel price
S$ 262
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Baghdad in July, when the average temperature is 34 °C, and the highest can go up to 43 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 20 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Baghdad, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Baghdad

Plane

When flying to Baghdad, you’ll arrive at Baghdad Intl (BGW), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Baghdad, you’ll arrive at Baghdad Intl (BGW), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Airports near Baghdad

Airlines serving Baghdad

British Airways
Good (4,745 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (194 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (400 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (920 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (132 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (256 reviews)
Royal Jordanian
Good (209 reviews)
flydubai
Good (75 reviews)
Air Arabia
Excellent (33 reviews)
MEA
Good (67 reviews)
Oman Air
Excellent (68 reviews)
Jazeera Airways
Excellent (8 reviews)
Salam Air
Good (10 reviews)
Nile Air
Okay (11 reviews)
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Where to stay in Baghdad

Average rates range from around S$ 170 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 245 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Baghdad

Hiring a car in Baghdad

Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Baghdad, while also 52% cheaper than other types, on average.

Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Baghdad, while also 52% cheaper than other types, on average.