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Cheap Flights to Najaf

Popular in December High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £523 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £528 From London to Najaf
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Najaf related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Najaf along with the rest of Iraq. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Iraq has suspended all flights except red cross, humanitarian, Medevac, repatriation, emergency and military flights.. If you are looking to book a trip to Najaf and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Najaf flights by month

January
£382
February
£381
March
£435
April
£498
May
£455
June
£466
July
£500
August
£478
September
£424
October
£390
November
£416
December
£448
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Najaf. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Najaf?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - NJF
Price
£381 - £720
NJF
Temperature
15 - 44 °C
NJF
Rainfall
0 - 24 mm
The best time to fly to Najaf is during February, but great deals can be found at other times. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Najaf then July is statistically the hottest. February is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Najaf?

The price you pay for your flight to Najaf may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 45 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Najaf?

The cheapest day to fly to Najaf is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Najaf?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Najaf trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

The Iraqi city of Najaf is one of the great cities of the Islamic world, and has all of the spirituality and architectural splendor that you would expect from an important pilgrimage site. And it’s also a welcoming place for visitors to experience, with vibrant markets to explore.

The city is renowned amongst Shi’ite Muslims as the burial place of Imam Ali, the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, and Ali is honoured by the beautiful Tomb of Ali Ibn Talib. Every year, tens of thousands of worshippers visit the shrine, paying their respects to one of the forefathers of the Islamic faith, and although tourists can’t enter the innermost sanctum, they can see the stunning architecture and experience the excitement of the pilgrimage in full flow.

However, Najaf has more to offer than Ali’s tomb. Head to the Mosque of Imam Ali, another of the Islamic World’s great sights, with its splendid golden gilded dome and walls that are inlaid with sacred relics. Visitors can also see the outside of the town’s famous seminary – a teaching site for Shi’ite clerics across the world.

Visitors to the city can also take in the famous market of Najaf, which offers deliciously fresh locally grown dates and other fruits, as well as traditional clothing and crafts products that would make for unique souvenirs.

It is also possible for visitors to join specially organised tours to other sacred cities in Iraq such as Karbala (home of the shrine of the Imam Hussein) or Kufa with its stunningly serene mosque. It will also be possible to enlist local experts who can drive visitors to even more ancient sites such as Babylon or Nineveh – with their extraordinary gateways and palaces.

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When is the best time to fly to Najaf?

Najaf is almost always an extremely warm destination to visit and the region around the city does not experience anything approaching a rainy season, so weather conditions should be sunny all year-round. Religious visitors will want to time their vacation to coincide with Shi’ite Holy Days such as the Day of Ashura (generally held in November), but accommodations can be more expensive as pilgrims flood into the city. Try March for mild weather and more relaxed sightseeing conditions.

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Getting around Najaf

There is not a developed public transport system in Najaf, but visitors can walk between the major shrines and mosques with ease. Taxis and motorised rickshaws will be available for longer journeys, and bicycles are not unknown on the city streets.

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