About Karbala

Karbala: is a city in central Iraq, located sixty-five miles southwest of Baghdad. The city, best known as the location of the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE, or the shrines of Imam Husayn and Abbas, is considered a holy city for Shi'ite Muslims, in the same way as Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem. Tens of millions of Shi'ite Muslims visit the site twice a year, rivaling Mecca and Mashhad by the number of pilgrims annually. The martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali is commemorated annually by millions of Shi'ites. Up to 8 million pilgrims visit the city to observe ʿĀshūrāʾ (the tenth day of the month of Muharram), which marks the anniversary of Husayn's death, but the main event is the Arbaʿīn (the 40th day after 'Ashura'), where up to 30 million visit the graves. Most of the pilgrims travel on foot from all around Iraq and more than 56 countries.

Karbala

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Karbala

Karbala

Karbala

Karbala

Visa & Travel

If you’re traveling to Iraq and need a visa to enter the country, we’d like to support your request by sending a Letter of Invitation. However, we can only issue a letter after your registration is completed.

Venue

Hotel & Accommodation

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Hotel

Social Program

Date Details
21/3/2023
  • • Reception at Al Najaf International Airport.
  • • Reception and dinner at Sayed Al-Awseia City.
22/3/2023
  • • Evening visit to the shrines of Imam Husayn and Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon them), a tour in the old city of Karbala and a dinner at the host of the master of martyrs.
  • • An evening tour of Al-Hussein neighborhood and Al-Sanater Street (exclusively for foreign visitors only, to facilitate security control of the delegation).
23/3/2023
  • • Evening visit to the historic Khan al-Nakhila and dinner in the city of Imam Hassan for visitors.
  • • Visit Karbala TV Group.
24/3/2023
  • • A tour begins at Fadak Farm, then Ukhaidir, Al-Qaisar's Church, and Al-Saqi Farm, where we have lunch and return to the hotel to prepare for travel.
  • • Free time for those who wish to visit the old city to buy souvenirs (exclusively for foreign visitors).
25/3/2023
  • • Farewell at Al Najaf International Airport