By John Lee. Kuwait’s Wataniya Airways is to commence return flights to Najaf from 23rd August. According to ArabianBusiness, the route will be served by a newly-delivered Airbus A320. The airline was recently granted a licence to operate at Kuwait International Airport, following a six-year break from business due to financial difficulties. (Source: ArabianBusiness)
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By Mustafa Saadoun for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq has been working to get the FIFA ban on its soccer stadiums lifted by hosting showcase games and wooing international soccer stars to tour the country’s facilities. The latest games were held June 26 and […]
By John Lee. The number of tourists visiting the Kurdistan Region of Iraq over the Ramadan holidays has doubled since last year to 243,000 people. The income generated is estimated at $73 million. Nawroz Mawlud, the minister for Municipalities and Tourism told Rudaw that about 70 percent of the tourists came from southern and central […]
By John Lee. According to a report from Rudaw, more than 140,000 tourists have visited the Kurdistan Region for the Ramadan holidays, an increase for the second year in a row. These interim figures are only for four days — Friday until Monday. Final figures will be released next week. Eid al-Fitr, which marks the […]
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After a years-long absence predominantly due to security concerns, international football will return to Iraq when the country hosts a second-round match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.
During a visit to Iraq, an Iranian deputy minister was updated on the latest status of two sports arenas that Iranian companies are constructing in Baghdad. Mojtaba Khosrotaj, Iran’s deputy minister of industry and head of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (PMOI), held a meeting with Iraq’s minister of youth and sports and with […]
This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Recently Najaf locals who want to preserve their archaeological treasures have been protesting, calling on the authorities to stop agricultural and housing development on top of ancient tombs and palaces. […]
By John Lee. Douglas Silliman, United States Ambassador to Iraq, has visited the Iraqi marshes in Dhi Qar province. While visiting the Chibayish area, he said the marshes have “great potential for tourism“. (Source: Douglas Silliman via Twitter)
This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s Mythical Marshes, New UNESCO Site, See Increase In Tourism Over the past few months, the legendary marshes of Hawizeh have come alive again – and this time, with the […]
By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has ordered the completion of a new tourism facility at Muftiya City, on the Shatt al Arab. The 38-acre water city will included a waterpark, a leisure resort for families, and an aquarium. There will also be a zoo over 52 acres, a closed football […]
By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Karbala Provincial Council announced March 3 the formation of a committee to follow up on the issue of adding the city — which is home to about 300 […]
By John Lee. Baghdad has again been ranked as the city with the world’s worst quality of living, according to the Mercer 2017 Quality of Living Survey. Just ahead of it in the table of 231 cities are Sana’a in Yemen and Bangui in the Central African Republic. Vienna again retains the top spot; Zurich […]