Muhafazat Dahuk Travel Guide

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  • Buy melons on the road

    Dahuk Shopping

    They are cheap and delicious. The man who helped me to get from Lalish to Dahuk bough one during our journey. Melons adn beans normal price, it is not worth to bargain

  • Buy a Mapamundi!

    Dahuk Shopping

    I love map and the one that I bought included Kursdistan in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. There are about 40 million Kurdish scattered in these four countries. a mapamundi! 4000 Iraqi dinars (about 2 and a half Euro)

  • Going back to Turkey

    Dahuk Transportation

    Instead of taking several shared taxis from every village to the next one, I discovered that it was better to take a direct bus to my destination in Turkey, which was Anakara.The bus station is in the outskirts of Dahuk. Do not walk tehre, but negociate the price with a taxi driver, because I tried to walk but after half an hour or so people...



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  • Take shared taxis

    Zakho Transportation

    It is the best way to move around. The buses are from Turkey, and hitch hiking is useful, but sometimes you have to wait long time under the hot sun, and often the drivers ask you money, so better share a taxi, there are cheap and the Iraqi Kurdistan is not a large country.Shared taxis go everywhere. I saw signs showing the road to Baghdad, Mosul...

  • To Dohuk and Silopi

    Zakho Transportation

    Ask any taxi to take you to Karaj Dohuk, a patch of wasteground some distance from town where shared taxis wait for Dohuk-bound passengers. Iraqi taxis only take four passengers, and as this is close to a border and Dohuk is a major city not too far away, you won't have to wait long. 6000 dinars (roughly £3.50) is all it costs for the hour long...

  • The rest of Zaxo

    Zakho Things to Do

    On the way to the bridge, you'll see a huge Kurdish flag on a traffic roundabout. These are a big feature of Kurdistan, and every town has several fluttering away in prime locations...but I didn't know that at the time, so took a few photos. Apart from the bridge and the flag, Zaxo is a fairly scruffy sort of place...friendly, and not unpleasant,...



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  • Where to find food

    `Aqrah Restaurants

    Akre isn't a touristy place, and there isn't really the culture of eating out here as there is in other Kurdish cities. I noticed a bakery and a basic snack place on the main square behind the bazar, and that was about it in Old Akre. In the newer part, there is a "touristik restyrant" on the main road close to the Hotel Sepal, although it looked...

  • Zarvia Dji: the summit

    `Aqrah Things to Do

    Although Akre is very much a Muslim town now, with a not very visible Christian minority, it once had a sizeable Jewish population, and if you clime to the top of Zarvia Dji, you can see the remains of a holy Jewish site. I'm not entirely sure what it was, but the ruins are fairly extensive so there's probably more to it than just an ancient...

  • By Taxi from Erbil or Dohuk

    `Aqrah Transportation

    Shared taxis leave from Erbil's Karaj-e Shimaal (Northern Garage), a few hundred metres north of the citadel and within walking distance of the bazar area if you haven't got too much luggage and are prepared to ask for directions on the way. Akre isn't a popular destination, so i had to wait for ages, and eventually came to an agreement with a...


Al `Amadiyah

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    by johnsakura Updated Sep 9, 2009

    If you're able to communicate and make people trust you, you'll be able to get the key of this minarete and climb it. The view from above is fantastic and this is a unique thing you will never forget.

    The key is kept with a local old man that sometime no one knows where he really is. This "getting the key" process might take a while, and you also need the central mosque chief authorisation.

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