There are no special dress codes in Azerbaijan. The capital Baku is very modern and open-minded anyway. In the countryside, it is advisable not to wear too tight clothing. Women ideally should cover their shoulders, elbows and knees. When entering an apartment, you should take off your shoes.
In contrast to the Georgian cuisine, which knows a variety of vegetarian dishes, the selection of meatless dishes in Azerbaijan is slightly lower. Nevertheless, there are various delicious dishes. We have put together our favorites for you.
- Lobya chigirtmasi (a kind of omelette made from eggs, green beans, onions and herbs)
- Kyukyu (a type of egg omelette with fresh herbs, served with a yoghurt and garlic sauce)
- Badimjan Turshusu (eggplants stuffed with different vegetables)
- Badimjan Kyukyusu (fried or baked paste of eggplant, eggs, walnuts and onions, which looks like a flat cake)
- Shakh Plov (the king of plov dishes (stew of rice, walnuts and dried fruits wrapped in crunchy lavash bread). Caution: sometimes cooked with meat)
- Dovga (traditional soup based on yoghurt with fresh herbs)
- Qutabs (wafer-thin, deep-fried dough that comes with different, even meatless fillings)
- Shor Gogal (round pastry made from puff pastry, seasoned with fennel seeds, turmeric and anise)
Citizens from the following countries can enter Azerbaijan without a visa:
- Russian Federation
All statements without guarantee. Please inform yourself before booking a trip at your embassy respectively, your consulate on the current visa requirements for Azerbaijan.
The official language in the country is Azerbaijani. The language belongs to the family of Turkic languages ??and is therefore related to Turkish and Turkmen, but also with Kyrgyz, Uzbek and Kazakh, Uighur and Tatar.
Since 1991, Azerbaijani is no longer written in Cyrillic, but as the Turkish language, it is written in the Latin Alphabet. Although about half of the people still speak Russian in addition to Azerbaijani, English is gaining importance. Especially the younger, urban population speaks the language well.
Azerbaijan is lin the time zone UTC+4. This means that the local time is +4 hours compared with the Universal Time. Azerbaijan is in the same time zone as Armenia, Georgia, the Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
The daylight saving time is not used anymore in Azerbaijan. It was disestablished after 32 years in 2015.
Azerbaijan is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. in the Caucasus region. The country borders on Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Turkey and Russia (Dagestan republic).
National borders of Azerbaijan incl. length:
- Armenia: 1'007 km
- Iran: 765 km
- Georgia: 480 km
- Russia: 390 km
- Turkey: 8 km
The Caspian Sea coast in the east of Azerbaijan is 713 km long.
- 95% Muslim (including 85% Shiites and 15% Sunnis)
- 4% Christian
About 4% of the inhabitants are Christians, the rest is distributed among the religions Zoroastrianism and Judaism.
In countless places in this fascinating piece of land between the Western World and the East, natural fires are shooting up from the ground. Azerbaijan is also fascinating due to its diversity: as many as nine of the world's 13 climate zones are found in the small country on the Caspian Sea.
In the bustling capital of Baku traditions are blended with state-of-the-art glass facades and ambitious construction projects such as the Azerbaijan Tower, which, at more than one kilometer in height, will one day become the tallest building in the world. The whole country is always in a field of tension: between tradition and modernity, East and West, Russia, Persia and Europe. In hardly any other country in the world are there such large temperature differences as in Azerbaijan, which occupies nine of the world's 13 climate zones in an area not much larger than Austria's.
What many do not know: In Azerbaijan, or more precisely in Naftalan, you can even bathe in crude oil. And they say this is healthy, too. The black gold is said to be disinfecting and stimulates the metabolism.
The small country on the Caspian Sea, the largest lake in the world, offers numerous other highlights that we will offer on our tours starting in 2019. For example, the enclave of Nakhichevan, which in contrast to the Azeri heartland borders on Turkey, or the ancient city of Shamakhi, which has been inhabited since the 5th century BC.
Tours and trips in Azerbaijan
MyCaucasus will offer tours to Azerbaijan from summer 2018. If you have any wishes or suggestions, we look forward to hearing from you.
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