Immersed in Ancient Greek history and known as the Land of Fire, Azerbaijan combines historical tradition with a modern touch to bring travelers a unique cultural experience. Spanning both Asia and Europe alike, Azerbaijan has transformed into a new nation full of prosperity, promise, and some of the friendliest locals on the planet. Home to a Formula 1 track and a Europa League football team, Azerbaijan is full of endless sources of entertainment and adventure alike. The country’s capital, Baku, is a UNESCO-recognized city which boasts ancient architecture, vibrant nightlife, plenty of shopping options, and even a breathtaking walk along the Caspian Sea. In the areas surrounding the city you’ll find mud volcanoes, a semi-desert region, and perplexing fire phenomena. Drive just a bit further and you’ll be able to explore quaint rural villages and extravagant orchards which are backdropped by the mighty Great Caucasus Mountains. Every kind of traveler will marvel at the curious sights, sounds, and experiences of the Land of Fire.

Destination highlights

  • It’s full of amazing architecture
  • There’s a hillside on fire 24/7
  • You’ll find some unusual museums
  • It’s a city made for strolling
  • There’s a sweet treat at every meal
  • You’ll spend your days feasting on flavor
  • See some of the world’s oldest art
  • There’s a Formula 1 track in the centre of Baku

Activities to do

  • Check out the Old Town of Baku
  • Visit Bibi-Heybat Mosque and check out its interior
  • Admire the hypermodern beauty of Heydar Aliyev Centre
  • Buy some spices and tea leaves at Yashil Bazaar
  • Stroll along Baku Promenade and check out mini Venice
  • Hike up the Highland Park at sunset
  • Be blown away by the beauty and scale of Heydar Mosque at night
  • Go on a day trip to Gobustan and the Mud Volcanoes
  • Go on a day trip to Gobustan and the Mud Volcanoes

Country details

  • Location: Southwestern Asia with the Great Caucasus Mountains to the North
  • Language: Azerbaijani
  • Currency: Azerbaijani Manat
  • Cuisine: The Azerbaijani cuisine is full of different types of vegetables, rice & baked food
  • Airport: Heydar Aliyev International Airport
  • Flight Duration: 5.5 hours from Abu Dhabi

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