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.

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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Multi-Billion Dollars Needed to Keep Water Flowing

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. By Ibrahim Saleh. Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Needed To Keep Iraq’s Water Flowing In Baghdad, locals have been fretting about dramatic falls in the level of the Tigris river. The government […]

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US returns thousands of Ancient Artifacts to Iraq

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned 3,800 ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and clay bullae, to the Republic of Iraq. The artifacts were smuggled into the United States in violation of federal law and shipped to Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc, a nationwide arts-and-crafts retailer. Many of the tablets can be shown to […]

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