Temperatures range from pleasant to hot in summer (July and August), with the mercury hovering at 24°C-32°C during the day. The evenings in the mountains outside Baku are cooler. Winters are chilly, although the temperature rarely falls below freezing. Rainfall is highest in the winter months (November to February) and summer.
Western dress is all the fashion in Baku and the culture, although Muslim, is reasonably liberal, so few women wear a head scarf. Respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they do not offend other cultures or religious beliefs, especially during the Holy month of Ramadan or if you intend to visit religious areas.
AZN (Azerbaijani New Manat), 1 AZN = approx. 0.95 USD
All major credit cards are accepted at the hotel, in large supermarkets and shopping malls of the capital. Using credit cards or travelers cheques outside of the province is practically impossible. All payments are to be made in Azerbaijan New Manat. Foreign currency can be changed in banks or at the foreign currency credit card machines just off the lobby of the hotel.
+994 (national), 12 (Baku) + seven-digit number.
Mobile Operator Prefixes are:
- 050, 051 – Azercell
- 055 – Bakcell
- 070, 077 – Nar Mobile
Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Round two-pin attachment plugs are in use.
A visa is required for entrance to the country from the Embassy of Azerbaijan prior to your arrival. Alternatively, the hotel can process an e-visa for you. This e-visa will take a minimum of 15 working days to process.
|New Year's Day||January 1|
|International Women's Day||March 8|
|Novruz Bayrami||Arrival of Spring, March 20-21|
|Victoria Day||May 9|
|Republic Day||May 28|
|National Salvation Day||June 26|
|Ramazan Bayram||End of Ramadan; varies|
|State Independence Day||October 18|
|Gurban Bayram||Start of Haj pilgrimage; varies|
|Constitution Day||November 12|
|National Revival Day||November 17|
|Solidarity Day of all Azerbaijani People||December 31|
18% per room, per night, Municipal fee: 1.10 AZN per person/night.
GMT/UTC +4:00 hours
Tipping is not compulsory, although taxi-drivers and waiters are commonly given some small change.
Bottled water is readily available.