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Frequently Asked Questions


Climate

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.

Clothing

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.

Currency

AZN (Azerbaijani New Manat), 1 AZN = approx. 0.78USD

Credit Cards

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.

Dialing Code

 +994 (national), 12 (Baku) + seven-digit number. 

Mobile Operator Prefixes are:

  • 050, 051 – Azercell
  • 055 – Bakcell
  • 070 – Nar Mobile
  • 077 - Vodafone

Electrical Current

Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Round two-pin attachment plugs are in use.

Visa

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.

Public Holidays

New Year's DayJanuary 1
International Women's DayMarch 8
Novruz BayramiArrival of Spring, March 20-21
Victoria DayMay 9
Republic DayMay 28
National Salvation DayJune 26
Ramazan BayramEnd of Ramadan; varies
State Independence DayOctober 18
Gurban BayramStart of Haj pilgrimage; varies
Constitution DayNovember 12
National Revival DayNovember 17
Solidarity Day of all Azerbaijani PeopleDecember 31

Taxes

18% per room, per night, Municipal fee: 1.10 AZN per person/night.

Time Zone

GMT/UTC +4:00 hours

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory, although taxi-drivers and waiters are commonly given some small change. 

Water

Bottled water is readily available.

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