Baghdad the Business and Commercial Center of Iraq

Iraq, a country in Western Asia occupies the ancient region of Mesopotamia, which has been the home to continuous successive civilizations since the 6th millennium BC. It is the country which is situated between Tigris and Euphrates rivers is often referred as cradle of civilization and the birthplace of writing. Beneath the land, Iraq is second only to Saudi Arabia in rich oil reserves. Baghdad is the capital as well as the business and commercial center of country and most of the industries like carpet making, oil refining, leather, textile, cement and military industries are located over here. This beautiful country now lies in ruins after the brutalities of war are now trying to build from what was left of war. Basra, Erbil is other exciting cities of Iraq that you must visit on a holiday trip by taking multicity flights to Iraq so that you can visit a country of glorious past and one of the richest historical backgrounds.

The capital city of Baghdad was founded in 762, so one can clearly imagine the amount of history that has taken place since then. The city is decked with some amazing sites to see and explore that you just can’t skip at all. This awe -inspiring city has gained a lot of attention because of its ingenious architecture and its essential part in the history of Christianity. A trip to this city will definitely not leave you empty.

National Museum of Iraq

If you want to capture the glimpsed of rich history of city, then a visit to National Museum of Iraq is must for you. The museum stores rare relics from Mesopotamian era in its 28 galleries. First opened in 1920s the priceless collection of this museum is looted during 2003 invasion of Iraq. The museum is re-opened in 2010 to showcase the treasures of this beautiful country.

National Museum of Iraq

Mutanabi Street

The street is located in the center of Baghdad near the area of Al-Midaan and Al-Rashid street. It is the cultural artery of people of Baghdad flourishing the trade of books and is super active on Fridays.  There is also a printing press dating back to nineteenth century and number of libraries which has rare books as well as manuscripts.

Baghdad Zoo

If you are with family then to please kids do visit Baghdad zoo. Open again in 2010 it was more or less destroyed during U.S occupation of Iraq. The zoo is situated in the Al Zaeraa Garden where Saddam Hussein’s old palaces were. It now holds hundreds of wildlife animals and is a major center of attraction among children.

Hands of Victory

This haunting arch was built by Saddam Hussein after Iran-Iraq war. The Triumphal Arch is actually two 24 ton metal swords crossing one another on each side. Giant replica of Saddam Hussein’s own hands holds the swords.

Baghdad Tower

If you want to catch the glimpses of city from the top then do visit the Baghdad tower which is now Ma’amoon Telecommunication center Tower. There is a revolving restaurant that offers the panoramic views of city along with fine dining.

Arahman Mosque

Arahman Mosque is also among the major attractions of city. It is the magnificent piece of architecture and is one of the prestigious Islamic sites that help to understand the rich cultural heritage of country. The mosque is not yet compete and is still under construction and after the construction it would be one of the latest sites of attraction of city.

Baghdad City


3 thoughts on “Baghdad the Business and Commercial Center of Iraq

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  2. Baghdad looks like a beautiful place to explore although I must admit that as a woman traveling alone visiting Iraq is not high on my list. But would would definitely like to explore this place someday.

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