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Flights to Islamabad (ISB)

Flights to Islamabad suit history buffs, foodies and adventurers. There's a wide range of accommodation options for all budgets.

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You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, teenagers, children and infants.

Each adult passenger can bring one infant.

Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.

  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFW), children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filippino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children and infants.
  • Each adult & OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to avail the tax exemption.
  • Children travelling alone, or in a different cabin class to their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Islamabad

Built in the 1960s, this city is a fitting tribute to modern urban planning, right down to the Islamabad International Airport, where flights to Islamabad land.

It was originally built to replace Karachi as Pakistan’s capital. Laid out in a triangle, the city is split into different sectors, and every sector has its own parkland and green space.

It’s a wonderful travel destination for anyone with an interest in history. You can discover Islamabad’s cultural and social heritage at the Lok Virsa Museum, which is full of domestic objects and musical instruments, or travel a short distance to visit the fascinating Greek and Buddhist archaeological digs around Taxila.

The capital also has a ‘twin city’: just 14km down the road sits Rawalpindi (locally nicknamed Pindi) and the two have merged somewhat in recent years. Where Islamabad was planned, Rawalpindi has grown organically into an urban sprawl from a tiny village on a main transport road.

Islamabad itself is cosmopolitan, with a slower pace of life compared to Karachi. While other cities in Pakistan tend to be huge and chaotic, Islamabad is green, spacious and easy to navigate. The various hills that ring the city are perfect for hiking. These hills also ensure that the city has four distinct seasons, with the monsoons taking place in July and August.

Fancy a touch of retail therapy? Head to the commercial Blue Area near Jinnah Avenue. Also nearby is Jinnah Market, packed with local boutiques and one of the hippest spots in the city. If it’s an old-fashioned haggle you’re after, visit the Sunday market near the Red Mosque for everything from spices to trinkets.

What to do in Islamabad

Visit Gallery 6

Drop into Gallery 6, which houses the largest private art collection in the city, with more than 1200m of wall space. The works are a mixture of Pakistan’s contemporary and emerging artists, and offer a real insight into the attitude of the city.

House 19, Street 10
F-8/3
+92 51 226 2733

Trek Shakarparian

While there is no shortage of viewpoints across hilly Islamabad from which to take in the green cityscape, avoid the crowds at Pir Sohawa in the Margalla Hills and head to Shakarparian. This pretty spot offers a closer view of the city and is home to the Pakistan Monument Museum.

Shakarparian National Park
Shakarparian Road

Visit Saidpur

A pretty Mughal-era village, Saidpur is a lovely place to spend an evening. This ancient settlement with ties to Greek, Buddhist and Mughal civilisations has been turned into a tourist attraction, with cafes and restaurants, temples and an art gallery.

Andaaz Restaurant
Saidpur Village
+92 300 456 0707

Where to eat in Islamabad

Mocca Coffee (Scandinavian)

For a slice of Scandinavia in Pakistan, head to Mocca Coffee, a minimalist space with a menu of organic healthy ingredients. Order a fresh smoothie, pick from a range of expertly roasted coffees and grab a slice of delicious homemade cake.

Koshar Market
Street 3
F-6/3
Capital Territory
+92 51 282 3723

Melody Food Street (Street Food)

A designated pedestrian lane for food stalls, restaurants and shops, Melody Food Street is a must-do for any foodie. From Pakistani curries to Middle Eastern grills, there’s something for everyone here. Go after dark, order a chai and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Municipal Road
G-6 Markaz

The Monal (Mediterranean)

Fancy a view with your food? The Monal is a three-storey, fine-dining ‘treehouse’ just out of town, with open-air terraces that afford views of the city. The Monal also has live music and a cosmopolitan menu featuring everything from Thai to Italian food.

Margalla Hills National Park
Pir Sohawa Road
+92 30 0843 3359

Places to stay in Islamabad

Islamabad Serena Hotel

In town for business? The Serena is handily located next to the diplomatic enclave and is within viewing distance of Margalla Hills. The hotel itself is set on six acres and provides a five-star experience, complete with pools, gyms and a spa. If you have time take a sailing trip on nearby Rawal Lake.

Khayaban-e-Suhraward
G-5/1
+254 732 123 333

Marriott Islamabad

The most famous hotel in town is also the most secure. Its central location means it’s always a popular choice with high-profile visitors, both international and domestic. With a number of restaurants and an extensive spa menu, the Marriott can’t be beaten.

Aga Khan Road
F 5/2
+92 51 282 6121

Hill View Hotel

If shopping is a must-do while in town, check in at Hill View Hotel. It sits in the heart of the city, minutes from the bustling markets. It has a range of suites and rooms and is suitable for families, with friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere.

Off College Road
F-7 Markaz
+92 51 831 9000

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