Reasons To Visit Aktau
Aktau enjoys an excellent location overlooking the Caspian Sea in the region of Mangestau, a land known as the “Eternal Mountains”. The city is the only port in Kazakhstan and has undergone significant development in recent decades which has transformed it into one of the country’s most modern and livable cities. There are many beaches around Aktau ideal for sunbathing or enjoying a seaside meal in the evenings, while you will also find plenty of quality restaurants, bars and shopping complexes around the city to keep you happy day and night. Adventure lovers will want to venture out of the city to see some of the region’s top attractions including leading Sufi pilgrimage sites and the beautiful Fire Mountain.
Arriving In Aktau
Aktau Airport is located just over 20 km from the center of Aktau and handles a range of regional and international flights. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Aktau you won’t be able to make the trip nonstop as there are no airlines providing direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, the airport has decent connections with enables UAE-based travelers to reach Aktau with only a single transfer.
Aktau Airport offers all of the basic facilities and services travelers would need, but don’t expect many options as the airport is relatively small. There is a café and bar available on site where you can enjoy a bite to eat or a drink, while there are also a couple of gift and travel shops for any essentials you might need. When you have arrived at the airport you can find taxis available outside of the terminal, or you can prearrange a transfer for peace of mind.
Aktau Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Kazakhstan are entitled to enter the country without needing a visa, so there’s no need to worry about a visa application before your trip. In Aktua the weather is hot over the summer with average highs of around 28 degrees from June until August, although you can expect freezing temperatures if you visit over the winter. In Kazakhstan the currency you will need is the Kazakhstani tenge.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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