Najaf

  • Photography Exhibition of the Holy Imam Ali Shrine

    Najaf – (iina) A photography exhibition is held in Najaf by photographers working in the department of the Holy Imam Ali Shrine. The photos take a creative angle into the shrine to commemorate the birth of Ali bin Abi Talib (pbuh). Around 200 photographic pieces are presented to display the…

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  • Al-Najaf International Stadium

    Najaf – (iina) The Al-Najaf International Stadium was built in 2018 and is located in the Najaf Governorate. The stadium has a capacity of 30,000 spectators for football matches. Al-Najaf FC and Naft Al-Wasat SC made the stadium their home for training and games. The architecture of the stadium include…

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  • Iraq, public hospital will be managed by the Polyclinic San Donato

    The Policlinico San Donato, a hospital of the San Donato Group, has been awarded a multi-year management of a public hospital in Iraq. This is the highly specialized university hospital in the city of Najaf, equipped with 492 beds and owned by the Iraqi Ministry of Health. The agreement was…

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  • Al-Rahba Castle: The Forgotten Citadel

    Najaf – (iina) Al-Rahba Castle is considered one of the neglected historical tourist places in the Al-Najaf Governorate. It is located on the edge of the southern desert in Al-Rahba district, 35 kilometers away from the city of Najaf. The year of its construction is unclear, however, according to research…

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  • The Christmas Spirit Fills the Streets of Najaf

    Najaf – (iina) Christmas is around the corner and shop owners begin decorating their stores with Christmas supplies with Christmas trees and Santa Claud dolls. It is a festive season for Iraqis, especially kids as they write their wishes. Najaf welcomes the local community to participate in Christmas themed activities,…

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  • Najaf’s Stone Engraving Practice

    Najaf – (iina) The city of Najaf is well known for its ancient heritage and holy places. The visitors of the holy shrines can bring back with them special Iraqi arts and crafts they can purchase as souvenirs. Amongst those is the art of engraving Arabic calligraphy or religious prayers…

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  • Wadi Al-Salam: One of the Largest Cemeteries in the World

    Najaf – (iina) The Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Iraq where millions of Iraqi Muslims are peacefully rested. There are many important figures buried there, including kings, sultans and princes. The cemetery is located at a very close distance from the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali bin…

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  • A Sea in the Desert of Najaf

    Najaf – (iina) The Najaf Sea is located in the middle of the desert in the west of the Euphrates River, and it is approximately 336 kilometres. The sea exists since ancient times, however, due to climate change it disappeared. The area used to join the Gulf’s Sea by water…

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  • New pilgrim route to Karbala

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DFtVrf_N6o&t=3s Smooth Journeys Ahead: Enhanced Roads Connecting Baghdad, Karbala, and Najaf for Effortless Pilgrim Access. Experience the convenience of new routes, fostering seamless travel to holy destinations. Date Created: 25th August, 2023 City: Karbala Country: Iraq Category: Promotion

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  • Infographic: Religious Tourism in Iraq

    This infographic shows sites that attract religious tourism in Iraq, in the cities of Najaf, Karbala, Samarra and Baghdad.

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