Lying between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey.
Known for its world-famous scenery, magnificent structures and cultural influences dating back centuries, it is easy to see why Istanbul is recognised as the historical epicentre of Turkey.
The city’s heritage is reflected in many of its incredible landmarks, including: Aya Sofya, one of Istanbul’s most cherished landmarks; Topkapi Palace built in the 15th century; Basilica Cistern an underground palace-like hall; and the Blue Mosque which was built between 1609 and 1616.
The city is also home to The Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Forming a rainbow of colours, thousands of stores line the streets of Istanbul selling local handmade jewellery, rugs, carpets, spices, antiques, and local delicacies.
AJWA Sultanahmet is located in the heart of Istanbul’s oldest district.
Decorated with a blend of Ottoman-style architecture, traditional features and selective pieces of art from famous artists, it is just a ten minute walk from The Blue Mosque and less than 1km from The Grand Bazaar, making it the perfect location for an authentic experience.
The hotel has a variety of rooms and suites, each with an ornate Turkish feel and decorated with purple, lilac and Eau-de-Nil shades, hand-woven silk carpets, exquisite furniture with mother-of-pearl inlay and bathrooms of marble and hand-made tile features. With a traditional spa offering massages, skin care and a Turkish bath facility, guests can immerse themselves in the aromas of the Far East.
Istanbul has three airports accessible by private jet – Istanbul Airport (IST/LTFM), Istanbul Atatürk Airport (ISL/LTBA), and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW/LTFJ).
Approximate flight times:
|Dubai ✈ Istanbul||4 hours 0 minutes|
|London ✈ Istanbul||3 hours 15 minutes|
|New York ✈ Istanbul||9 hours 30 minutes|
|Paris ✈ Istanbul||3 hours 0 minutes|
|Singapore ✈ Istanbul||11 hours 0 minutes|
|Zurich ✈ Istanbul||2 hours 30 minutes|