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.

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 […]

New Iraq-Saudi Border Crossing to be Hi-Tech

By John Lee. The General Company for Land Transport (GCLT) has held a meeting with its Saudi Arabian counterpart to discuss the opening of the Arar border crossing between the two countries. According to a statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Transport, the participants stressed the importance of the new border facility for commercial trade and […]

A Refreshing View of Iraq …

By John Lee. Christian Lindgren, from Norway, has gathered a facinating collection of photographs on a recent trip to Iraq. With his permission, we are delighted to reproduce some of them here; you can view the full album at: https://www.unusualtraveler.com/