Current time in Iraq


12:28 p.m.
May 21, 2024

Local time in Iraq

The time in Iraq is 3 hours ahead of UTC and 7 hours ahead of Ashburn. The timezone in Iraq is Arabia Standard Time (AST). Iraq is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 2007.

Details for the time in Iraq

Current time
12:28 p.m.
Time zone Arabia Standard Time (AST)
IANA time zone Asia/Baghdad
Your time difference 7 hours ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+3
3 hours ahead of UTC

Iraq Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Iraq is not using Daylight Saving Time.


Iraq observes Arabia Standard Time AST. AST is UTC +0300. Iraq's latitude and longitude is 33° 00' N and 44° 00' E. Therefore a three hour offset to UTC is not surprising. Because is the latitude you would expect Iraq would have a use for daylight savings time. Iraq observed daylight savings time until 2007. The decision to abolish daylight savings time was made to reduce energy consumption by reducing the need for air-conditioning.

Important cities in Iraq

The current time in some important cities in Iraq is shown below.

Time in Iraq