Or Hawler. That’s one of the things you learn quickly in KIraq- spellings change. Usually it’s something easy like Amedi to al-Amadiyah on the road sign (assuming the sign isn’t in arabic script), but some places it can throw you for a loop. Arbil, or Erbil, or Irbil also goes by Hawler and the various names are used interchangeably on road signs. That being said, it was never much of a problem, though I did regularly confirm my direction at checkpoints.
Though, even with all this goodness and excellent roads, an eye always had to be on the lookout for the unexpected.