Najaf

Feb 27, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020

2 adults - 1 room

Najaf is one of the holiest cities for Shia Muslims and is a centre for Shia culture and politics in Iraq. While the city was the centre of intense fighting during the U.S. occupation of the country, the security situation has improved considerably since then. Religious tourism has helped Najaf's economy recover following the war and while much of Iraq is still off limits to travellers, in Najaf you will find a relatively well-built tourism infrastructure and numerous hotels.

As such, finding a place to stay in Najaf is easy since there are so many businesses that cater to the millions of pilgrims who pass through every year. That being said, you should book your room well in advance, especially if you're planning on visiting during any of the religious holidays. With Skyscanner, you can find a hotel in Najaf that suits your budget and expectations. Below is a look at some of the most popular places to stay in Najaf.

Hotels in Najaf

Aghnar Hotel has rooms with private balconies and views over the city. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom, and flatscreen TV. Guests can rent bikes to help them get around Najaf while a sun terrace offers a fantastic retreat in the middle of the city. Free WiFi is available and for those renting a car there is free parking as well. At the on-site restaurant guests are treated to their choice of an American, vegetarian, or buffet breakfast every morning.

Al Bayan Hotel is located just minutes away from the Imam Ali Holy Shrine and a short walk from the many religious sites on offer in Najaf. There is free WiFi throughout the property and free private parking (although guests need to reserve their spot in advance). Each room comes with a private bathroom with either a bath or shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. All rooms also have flatscreen TVs with satellite. The onsite restaurant serves local and Middle Eastern cuisine and is opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Al Murrooj Hotel is located just three kilometres from the airport, making it an ideal choice if you are flying into Najaf on your travels. It is also located close to the Imam Ali Holy Shrine and near to Najaf's other religious sites. All rooms have a private bathroom with bath, free WiFi, free private parking, and a flatscreen TV. There is also a restaurant onsite and business facilities that are available for a surcharge.

What to Do in Najaf

Najaf's main draw is its status as the third-holiest city for Shia Muslims. The main pilgrimage site is the Imam Ali Mosque, where Imam Ali, the second most important figure in Shia Islam, is buried alongside with what Shia Muslims believe to be the remains of Adam and Noah. Najaf is also known for being one of the most important education centres in the Islamic world, with museums, libraries, and universities dotted throughout the city. The Najaf Seminary in particular is world-famous for being a leading institution in Islamic thought.

 

Top rated hotels in Najaf

from C$167

What are travelers saying about Najaf?

9.8
Family Travelers
9.3
History Buffs
8.1
Spiritual Seekers
6.3
Green Travelers
6.3
Students
Member reviews (31)
Amar Mahdi
Amar Mahdi
2/3/20

Lovely food and welcoming people, One of the most spiritual place on earth

SAMER Al-BALDAWI
SAMER Al-BALDAWI
8/20/19

Absolutely great city with great history and kind people..

الورد المحمدي
الورد المحمدي
4/18/15

The magnificent of Najaf and my life

Mohsen Nasser
Mohsen NasserBeirut, Lebanon
1/6/17

The city of Imam Ali

FAQs

The least expensive month is September, with an average of C$55 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Najaf is April, with an average price of C$449 per night.
The average price of a hotel in February last year was C$69 per night. This is 45% less than the average nightly price of C$101 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Najaf, the expected average temperature in February is 12.8°C/55.0°F. The warmest month is typically July, which averages 44.2°C/111.6°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging 5.5°C/41.9°F.
The nearest airport to Najaf is Najaf (NJF) (7.07km).

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