Archive | Leisure and Tourism in Iraq

Iraq Business News brings you the latest news on developments and opportunities in leisure and tourism industries in Iraq.

Al-Burhan Group acquires BIAP Hotel

Al-Burhan Group has taken over the management of Baghdad International Airport Hotel in a joint partnership with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA). The hotel consists of 100 rooms, a fitness centre with sauna and steam room, the hotel also benefits from having a conference Centre, meeting rooms, exhibition space, large landscaped gardens and ample […]

FIFA: Iraq Must Relocate Venue

Iraq’s upcoming matches against Iran and Bahrain, scheduled to be played at the Basra Sports City Stadium, must be relocated to a “neutral venue outside Iraq.” World football’s governing body, FIFA, has asked Iraq to find a neutral venue to host its upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifiers. The anti-government demonstrations in Iraq have gripped the […]

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Iran, Iraq Reopen Border Crossing after 6 Years

The Khosravi border crossing between Iran and Iraq reopened on Friday, more than six years after a terrorist attack led to its closure. In a ceremony on Friday, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli and his Iraqi counterpart Yassin Al Yasiri reopened the Khosravi border crossing. The border crossing had been closed in 2013 in […]

Iran, Iraq to Expand Tourism Ties

By John Lee. Iraq and Iran have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) relating to cooperation in the tourism sector. According to Tehran Times, the document includes the areas of medical tourism and religious tourism, and was agreed between Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, and Iraq’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities. […]

Video: Ramadan Ring Game returns to Mosul

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mheibes: Iraq’s Ramadan ring game returns after ISIL’s defeat A traditional Arab game is making a welcome return for players in northern Iraq. Known as the ring game or Mheibes, it has been […]

A whistle-stop Tour of Iraq

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Our friend and former contributor Robert Tollast has been touring Iraq’s religious and archeological sites. Writing in Middle East Eye, he says: “Iraq still gives visitors a sense of having a private viewing of some of the world’s wonders, such as the 4,000-year-old ruins of Babylon, and the awe-inspiring Holy Shrines of […]

US issues New Iraq Security Alert

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad hasd advised all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in Iraq and the requirement to remain vigilant. Actions to Take: Do not travel to Iraq Avoid places known as U.S. citizen gathering points. Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings Assistance: U.S. Embassy Baghdad Al-Kindi Street, International Zone, Baghdad […]