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.

Tourism in Kurdistan Region hits Record High

The number of tourists visiting the Kurdistan Region this year reached a record high, according to Mr. Mawlawi Jabar, Chairman of the General Board of Tourism. In an interview with the Kurdistan Regional Government website, Mr. Jabar noted: “In the first six months of 2018, 1.3 million tourists visited the Kurdistan Region, mostly from central […]

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Ouzo Gains Popularity in Iraq

By John Lee. Greek ouzo has reportedly become extremely popular in Iraq in recent years, with imports increasing steadily. According to greekreporter.com, ouzo is now replacing Iraq’s popular arak, a transparent drink very similar to Greece’s ouzo or raki. Komotini-based company Distillery Winery of Thrace claims to have an 85-percent share of the Iraqi ouzo […]

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Video: Iraq’s ‘Special’ Athletes go for Gold

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With two gold medals to her name already, Iraqi badminton player Heba Asghar is more determined than ever as she prepares for next year’s Special Olympics for athletes with intellectual disabilities. View on YouTube

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$1.6bn Investment in a New Tourist City

By John Lee. Asiacell boss Faruk Mustafa Rasool (pictured) has announced a $1.6-billion investment in a new tourist city on Kurdistan’s Lake Dukan. According to the report from Rudaw, the 3,250-hectare complex will include accomodation, two cable cars, an island, “and many other interesting places”. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) approved the project, which is […]

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Video: Iraq’s Largest Indoor Water Park Opens

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. As the summer heat increases in Iraq, Baghdad residents now get to enjoy a new water park, opened as a trial-run in the capital during the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday. The park’s capacity is […]

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