Official language: Kazakh, Russian
Time zone: UTC +5
Currency: Tenge (KZT)
Are you going to get to Atyrau by plane or by any other public mode of transport? Be patient because people usually don't follow any rules related to the priority boarding etc.
When it comes to accommodation, we have good news for you. There is rarely a need to check out around noon, the most common rule is the time of stay rounded up to a full day.
If you need transport by car, you can ask someone at the hotel where you are staying. It will be much cheaper than using a taxi.
Atyrau is a port city at the mouth of the Ural River, in the eastern part of Kazakhstan, near the coast of the Caspian Sea, the largest lake in the world. Until the early nineties, it was known as Gurjev. The original name was given to the city in honor of the family of its founders, who started fishing and oil extraction in this area. Today's name means the place where the river flows into the sea.
Atyrau is the place where European and Asian influences are combined together in harmony. It is one of the two cities in the world, which are located on two continents. This oil-rich region offers great hotels and restaurants, and the number of these facilities is constantly growing.
When you want to eat something delicious, you should visit one of the most popular places in Atyrau - Sancak at Azattyk Avenue 9. The dishes which you can taste there are a great essence of this city because they come from Asia and Europe. You can also visit the Cinzano bar at Momyshuly 25, specializing in Japanese cuisine.
When it comes to the evening out of the house, we recommend going to the to the Bavarius beer-house. Apart from an excellent beer, you can taste good snacks and it's worth mentioning that the waiters speak English, which unfortunately is not a standard yet. In the morning you can taste an aromatic coffee with a delicious biscuit in Booblik at Azattyk Avenue 17v.
Tourists often choose the southern and south-western part of Europe and The Caspian Sea is not particularly popular. It's a huge mistake! The coast of this largest lake in the world is related to amazing views, combined with the hot climate, what guarantees a great, hot holiday. The fact that you won't meet many tourists there is undoubtedly a big advantage of this place.