Is Iraq Safe To Visit?

Iraq often evokes apprehensions in the minds of potential visitors due to its history and how its generally portrayed. However, the narrative is rapidly changing, with Iraq establishing itself as an Islamic travel destination with invaluable historical and spiritual significance. Below we delve into some important considerations for those contemplating a trip to this unique and spiritual land.

We have put this guide together to provide you with enough information to make an informed decision.

Experienced Tour Operator:

Our mission at Zadventuro is to provide enriching experiences rooted in spirituality, education, and adventure. With meticulously crafted itineraries to visit a list of sacred sites, dedicated teams, and scholars accompanying us, we strive for transparency and utmost customer satisfaction.

Millions Of Tourists Annually:

The regions we explore are bustling with local life and frequented by tourists. The Iraqi government recognizes the immense value of tourism, implementing measures to ensure visitors’ safety. The friendly security presence around tourist sites, and at certain checkpoints, stands as a testament to the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of its tourists and providing confidence to those visiting.
A staggering 20 million people marked Iraq as their travel destination in 2022, a testament to its increasing popularity. The influx of international visitors speaks for itself and speaks volumes on how much of a tourist destination it has become.

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Licensed Tour Operators:

Our time in Iraq is supported by licensed local tour operators, ensuring we navigate through an authentic Iraqi experience with a local touch. Their presence guarantees local insight and ensures top-tier service throughout the trip by supporting you throughout the journey.

From the moment we land at the international airport until the moment we depart, you will have both the Zadventuro team & the local tour operator alongside you to provide you extra confidence and ease knowing that we are here to serve and support your journey.

Hospitality Of The Locals:

The warmth and hospitality of the Iraqi people remain unmatched. They eagerly welcome Western Muslims and all visitors alike, ensuring your experience is enriched with genuine interactions and shared moments of mutual appreciation. You are guaranteed to feel the sense of brotherhood and sisterhood which enhances the feeling of being a part of such an amazing Ummah.

Visiting as a Sunni:

Iraq’s spiritual landscape beautifully weaves together diverse Islamic traditions, resonating with unity and brotherhood. For Sunni Muslims considering a visit, the welcoming embrace of Iraq might surprise you. While Shia Muslims form a significant part of the population, Sunnis also have a strong presence, making up about a third of the community. This balance ensures an inclusive and familiar environment for all visitors.

The heart of Iraq lies in its people’s hospitality and their genuine brotherhood. Many revered Maqams are managed by Sunnis such as the Masjid of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani (RA) and Imam Abu Hanifa (RA), we will visit these Masjids for some prayers & Jummah.

In Iraq, you’re not just a traveler; you’re a cherished guest in a land echoing with centuries of Islamic heritage.


All our coaches are equipped with air-conditioning and maintained to ensure that as you traverse Iraq’s diverse and mesmerizing landscape, your journey remains uninterrupted and serene. It’s our commitment to ensure that every aspect of your travel experience echoes the comfort and peace of this spiritual pilgrimage.


Accommodation is a crucial aspect of any trip. Our selection comprises of 4* and 5* hotels, promising the comfort and luxury essential after a day of exploration. These hotels, frequented by Western travelers, ensure that the stay is as memorable as the journey itself.

Spiritual & Educational:

Every step in this land isn’t just about sightseeing; it’s an opportunity for reflection, for drawing parallels with our present lives, and for connecting deeply with our Creator, our Prophets (AS) and our righteous predecessors. This journey offers more than just historical insights; it promises a renewed connection with the tenets of Islam, a strengthened bond with our Lord, and a heartfelt appreciation for the luminaries who illuminated our path with their piety and wisdom.

Reminiscing of its great past, it was in these lands of Baghdad where the Golden Era of Islam was established under the Abbasids. A destination which scholars and many Muslims had once flocked to.

Don’t merely read about them; walk in their footsteps, breathe in their legacies, and let Iraq’s spiritual tapestry envelop your heart and soul.