Overshadowed by the Mesopotamian plain, the Iraqi territory is crossed by Tigris and Euphrates. The two rivers finally join to flow out into the Persian Gulf. Temperatures in Iraq are very high in summer. It is the hottest country in the Arabic Peninsula. However, the Arabian magic has faded out today. Only stability and security will encourage tourists to travel to Iraq in peace. The main wealth of the country is its numerous religious monuments, archaeological sites and ethnic diversity.
Security: the FCO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Iraq, with the exception of the Kurdistan region, where there are no travel restrictions in place.