Basrah Tourism

Visit Basrah - Best of Basrah

Basra, also al-Baṣrah (Arabic: البصرة‎‎), is an Iraqi city located on the Shatt al-Arab between Kuwait and Iran. It had an estimated population of 1.5 million in 2012. Basra is also Iraq's main port, although it does not have deep water access, which is handled at the port of Umm Qasr. The city is part of the historic location of Sumer, one of the ports from which Sinbad the Sailor journeyed, and a proposed location of the Garden of Eden. It played an important role in early Islamic history and was built in 636 (14 AH). Basra is consistently one of the hottest cities in Iraq, with summer temperatures regularly exceeding 50 °C (122 °F).

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Basrah in Iraq. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Basrah like a local. A vacation to Basrah can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Basrah*

  • Pollution Statistics in Basrah

    Know the pollution level of Basrah before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Basrah: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Basrah for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Basrah.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 68.75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Basrah - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 53.91 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 103.45 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 62.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.99 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Basrah

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Basrah

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 54.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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