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The fountains in the square were a big hit and attraction especially on a hot day! It was very busy... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom

In the fourteenth column of the second column of the Bisotun inscription, the name of Erbil is Arbi... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
amirhossein f
Tehran, Iran
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Erbil 44001, Iraq
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have known Erbil since it was little more than a dust bowl but its latest incarnation attempting to imitate 'dream' cities has gone badly wrong with scores of abandoned building projects and nasty Malls. There is too little authentic Kurdish culture and history visible...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank SheriLaizer
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Just came back from Erbil, Kurdistan (Iraq) and spent two awesome days with Karwan Wahed and his company Iraqi Kurdistan Tours. Karwan was awesome. His self taught English was excellent and I enjoyed visiting the many sites of Erbil. The history of the area is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank StevenK2929
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The fountains in the square were a big hit and attraction especially on a hot day! It was very busy but it generated a great atmosphere! A visit is a must!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank georger572018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

living and working here is amazing, not that much activities, but people are very welcoming and friendly, life is simple

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

In the fourteenth column of the second column of the Bisotun inscription, the name of Erbil is Arbi (ARBEIRA- A.R.Ba.i.R.ā.y.ā).The airborne Erbil Arg is seen in the middle of the city of Erbil.During the Assyrians, Erbil was an important religious center for the worship of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank amirhossein f
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Spent just over a week in and around Erbil, brilliant place to visit. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I definitely recommended booking Karwan Wahed as a guide to show you around. Speaks fluent English and has a vast knowledge of all the sites.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Destination120385
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Erbil city is a great place if you like to enjoy a variety of food and like to spend time with friends in cafés. There aren't many historical/attraction areas to visit except for the citadel, yet you can still have a great time in parks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Noor_Izzedin
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Erbil is a very amazing city because it given new birth with modern features but side by side with the many interesting historical places such as the 8,000 years old citadel. People are extremely friendly, honest and welcoming. I found Erbil to be one of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank simonmaher59
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Erbil is fairly safe and has a lot to offer in terms of food, places to visit, shopping and trips outside (to explore a bit of nature and mountains). It is a home for people of different religions and it seems that people live in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 859olaz
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location and plenty of places to go shopping I Highly recommend getting a Nutella Plus Hawler you won’t be disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Robert H
15 October 2018|
Response from georger572018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robert I have only been in Erbil for a couple of days. The currency I have was obtained in the UK. Most of the bills are relatively new. As of yet I have not changed any currency. Sorry I cannot be of any more help.
zilli i
22 July 2018|
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Response from Igor S | Reviewed this property |
on arrival for EU, very friendly service no queues in airport
Junaid J
12 April 2018|
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Response from weffley | Reviewed this property |
Professor: I flew into Erbil and my agency procured a visa for my visit. I believe it is possible to get a visa at the airport, but if you are traveling overland, that is not an option. It may be possible to also get a... More