Tourism in Erbil

   Recently Erbil has been officially chosen to be the capital of tourism in the Middle East for 2014 by the Arab Council of Tourism.As the number of tourists coming to Erbil is increasing year by year. It is expected that this figure may reach 4 million by 2014 and this will help strengthen Kurdistan’s economy. Erbil already has several activities that take place annually, such as celebrating the Kurdish New Year (Newroz), the anniversary of Erbil’s liberation, an international marathon and a beauty queen contest.