Dahuk (also spelled Duhok or Dohuk) is a city in Iraqi Kurdistan.
 Get in
Coming from Zakho near the Turkish border, buses and taxis run regularly and cost no more than 10 US dollars. Remember that soldiers are stationed every few km on most roads and every village, town and city has checkpoints going in and out. As a foreigner, you almost certainly will be questioned, but given the trouble in the rest of Iraq, this is a routine yet very necessary precaution.
 Get around
Taxis within Dohuk should cost around 3,000 Dinar. Public transportation can be found on and off the main street at the bus station and nearby taxi stands. Buses stop in front of hotel "Baghdad".
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Dohuk offers few touristic sights. There is an ancient mosque in the center of bazaar and a folklore museum, located near hotel Bircin.
Spectacular waterfalls and ruins of a Zoroastian temple are located north of the town (c. 20 minutes walk).
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You can get the best kinds of beers and spirits from around the world.
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Many hotels located on the two main streets that run through Dahuk. Prices vary from 24,000 Dinar up to 72,000 Dinar for a triple room. The lack of tourism means that prices are negotiable.
Hotel "Bircin" - located in the city center, clean and modern, $40 for a double (incl. breakfast)
HOTEL JOTYAR which is one of the good hotel in city its located at azad hospital street its prices is good and including breakefast in open buffet
 Stay safe
Since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Dohuk is one of the few places that remains safe for foreign visitors. Iraqi Kurdistan, except Mosul and Kirkuk, is safe to go to. As a foreigner, you can walk the streets safely. Although some may stare, their stares are those of confusion as Iraq is the last place most tourists go and as the Kurdish north was isolated for so long, there never was any history of tourism.
Westerners can walk and talk freely although it is possible the police or military may question you and ask for identification. Unlike other countries, this isn't a scam and they don't want money. Given the violence in the rest of the country, all non-Kurds are distrusted and checked. Don't take it personally. The stares are from the past, people of Dahuk are well used to foreigners so don't worry about it; in fact there are some westerners who live there like retired Americans or those who work for goverment. If you are male you will almost certainly be asked if you are a member of the Coalition forces.
 Get out
Regular taxis go when full to Arbil which is around 3 hours and cost 50 USD for a taxi with 4 people.