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.

Iraqi Shiites march on Karbala

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Despite COVID-19, political crisis, Iraqi Shiites march on Karbala The commemoration of Arbaeen in Iraq was different this year due to the unique circumstances of the pandemic and political conflict. Shiites across the […]

Duhok Tourist Sites Booming

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Duhok tourist sites welcome more than 12,000 visitors in two weeks Tourist sites in Duhok province have seen upwards of 12,000 tourists in the two weeks since holidaymakers were allowed in from other parts […]

Pakistan to Launch Ferry Service to Iraq

Pakistan's federal cabinet gave formal approval to the launch of a ferry service from Karachi and Gwadar ports to neighboring states of Iran, Iraq, and beyond. At present, there is no international or national commercial ferry service operating in Pakistan for the purpose of transportation of passengers and goods. According to Pakistan Today, the potential […]

"No Foreign Pilgrims Allowed" in Iraq for Arbaeen

Baghdad has decided to bar all foreign pilgrims from visiting Iraq for this year's Arbaeen season due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, an Iranian deputy minister said. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said he has been informed by Iran's ambassador to Baghdad about the […]

Socio-Economic growth through Eco-Tourism in Thi Qar

Launch of Sumereen: Socio-economic growth through eco-tourism in Thi Qar Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting socio-economic growth through eco-tourism and cultural heritage preservation in the Governorate of Thi Qar, south of Iraq. Virtually launched, project Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage, will […]

Coronavirus: Public Gatherings Banned, Travel Restricted

By John Lee. Iraq has banned all public gatherings and barred entry to travellers from a number of countries affected by the coronavirus (covid19). Entry permits are being denied to foreigners arriving directly or indirectly from China, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Italy, and Singapore, until further notice. Despite the ban on public gatherings, protesters […]

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Iraq 2020 - Discovering Business

Iraq Business News is delighted to bring you a major new guide to business in Iraq. Published by Allurentis, in association with Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), Iraq 2020 - Discovering Business contains a wealth of case studies, commentary and data; it’s 68 pages of essential reading for everyone with an interest in the redevelopment […]

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 […]