Karbala RayhaanRRRRR
“Superb stay near holy shrines”
Reviewed by Naveed H
a TripAdvisor traveler.
17th April 2019

Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana is the first 5 star hotel located in Karbala, which is one of the world's largest pilgrimage destinations. The hotel offers 185 rooms and suites, modernly designed with up-to-date technology and facilities.

Spacious and comfortable rooms are decked with grandeur and luxury for your utmost benefit. Our 185 rooms and suites are well equipped with high speed internet connection, in-room entertainment with multi-channel satellite television, complimentary coffee and tea facilities and IDD telephone with voice mail.

Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana
Bab Baghdad Main Road, Holy
T: +964 77 1800 1800
F: +964 77 1800 1700

The holy city of Karbala, is amongst the holiest cities for Muslims after Mecca and Medina. It is home to the Imam Hussein Shrine and his brother Al Abbas. Karbala is famous as the site of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein Ibn Ali, and commemorations are held by millions annually to remember it.

At the centre of the old city is the tomb of Hussein Ibn Ali, grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Hussein's tomb is a place of pilgrimage for many Muslims, especially on the anniversary of the battle, the Day of Ashura and more other religious events such as Imam Hussain Arbaeen (40 days after the Day of Ashura), the birthday of Imam Mahdi (15 of Shaban), Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha.

Another focal point of pilgrimage to Karbala is al-Makhayam, traditionally believed to be the location of Hussein's camp, where the death of Hussein and his followers is publicly commemorated. 

To the west of Karbala is the Lake Milh (lake of salt), also known as Lake Razazah. An hour car drive south takes you to Najaf, where the holy shrine of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib is located. A one hour and half car drive to the north-east takes you to Baghdad, where the holy shrine of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim is located. Karbala is also well known city in producing dates. 

Heure et date actuelle
Jeudi, 12 Déc 2019 - 22:53 (GMT +3)
Météo actuelle
Jeudi, 12 Déc 2019 @ 22:00 AST
17°C (62°F) Humidité: 47%
Vent: Sud Est 8.23
Info Devises
Jeudi, 12 Déc 2019 @ 22:00 AST
IQD ~ Iraqi Dinar
1 USD = IQD 1190   |   1 EUR = IQD 1322.1
*Les taux ci-dessus sont interbancaires / médiane. Les transactions en espèces et par carte de crédit peuvent être soumises à des surtaxes locales.

At Rotana, your comfort comes first.

  • Car & limousine rental service
  • Limited parking space available
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Gift shop and newsstand
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning service 
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Gent saloon
  • Pets are not allowed

Rayhaan offers an uncompromising alternative that upholds the world-class standards synonymous with the Rotana name.

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