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Useful Information


National holiday
December 16 – Independence Day.

State holidays
January 1-2 – New Year,
March 8 – International Women Day,
March 22 – Nauriz (traditional holiday of Spring - ancient Turkic (Kazakh) New Year),
May 1 – Unity Day of Kazakhstan people,
May 9 – Victory Day,
August 30 – Constitution Day,
October 25 – Day of the Republic

Local time
Kazakhstan is divided into two time zones
Eastern zone, Western zone
Eastern Standard Time + 11 hours (time in the capital of Kazakhstan – Astana) and + 10 hours when the United States switches to daylight saving time

Languages
The state language in the Republic of Kazakhstan is Kazakh, which belongs to Turkic group. Russian is also widely used.

Currency
The national currency of Kazakhstan is Tenge (100 tiyn). There are banknotes of T 10 000, 5 000, 2 000, 1 000, 500, 200. The coins of T 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50,100.
 
Currency exchange
Official exchange rate (May, 2008): US$ 1 – KZT 120.56. The exchange of foreign currency to Tenge and back is carried out in any bank or official exchange offices. It is advisable to keep documents of exchange of large amounts before departure from the country.

Bank hours
09.00 AM till 06.00 PM Monday-Friday
Break for lunch 01.00 PM – 02.00 PM

Credit cards
Almost all American and international credit cards, including Visa, Diners Club are accepted in the majority of large hotels of Almaty and Astana cities as well as in the majority of large shops and restaurants.

National dishes
In general Kazakhs prefer meat dishes. Favorite national dish of Kazakhs is beshbarmak. Beshbarmak is cooked of lamb, horse meat, beef and dough. Such dishes of horse meat as kazy, karta, zhal, zhaya and, of course, kumys (mare’s milk) are favourite. Medicinal drink kumys (mare’s milk) has curative qualities and effect and is used for treatment of lung and intestinal-gastric illnesses. Taking into account that peoples of more than hundred nationalities live in Kazakhstan, cuisine of Kazakhstan is diverse. People here love national dishes of Russian, Uighur, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Korean and European cuisine. In many cities of the country there are many restaurants and cafes where you are offered the variety of dishes of the national, European and other cuisines.

Other useful information

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50

Communications:
Telephone: country code – 7, code of Astana city – 717 2, code of Almaty – 727 2/ International calls can be easily made. Telegram facilities available from any post office. Full postal facilities are available at main post offices in the cities, which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Places for accommodation:

  • Hotels in Astana city
    *****Hotel “Okan Inter-
    Continental Astana”
    Adress: 90-8, Abai st.
    Phone: +7 (717 2) 30 10 00,
    Fax: (717 2) 39 10 10
    E-mail: astana@interconti.com
    www.interconti.com

    Business a class “Comfort Hotel”
    Address: 60, Kosmonavtov St.,
    Chubary district
    Phone: +7 (717 “) 37 10 21

    Hotel “Akku”
    Address: 22, Ruskulov St.
    Phone: +7 (7172) 15 27 22, 15 29 50

    Hotel “Sunkar”
    Address: 51, Sembinova st.
    Phone: +7 (7172) 34 58 03, 34 55 02

    Hotel “Intourist”
    Address: 8, Beibitshilik
    Phone: +7 (717 2) 15 22 73,
    32 03 19, 32 01 30

    Hotel “Tourist”
    Address: 23, Republic av.
    Phone: +7 (717 2) 33 02 02,
    33 02 01, 33 02 09, 33 01 00
  • Hotels in Almaty city

    *****Hotel “The Regent
    Almaty, the Ankara in Kazakhstan”
    Address: 181, Zheltoksan st.,
    Phone: +7 (7272) 50 37 10 (-18),
    Fax: +7 (7272) 58 11 00
    Reservation ph.: +7 (7272) 63 69 81,
    Fax: +7 (7272) 50 37 19
    E-mail: business1@regent-almaty.kz

    ***** Hotel “Hyatt Regency Almaty”
    Address: 29/6, Academician Satpaev av
    Phone: +7 (7272) 50 12 34, 50 92 34,
    Fax: + 7(7272) 50 88 88

    *****Hotel “Rakhat”
    Address: 65, Furmanov St.
    Phone: +7 (7272) 50 33 33

    *****Hotel “Ait-Hotel”
    Address: 181, Zheltoksan St.
    Phone: +7 (7272) 50 37 10

    *** Hotel “Sonar”
    Addrees: 176/2, Gogol st.
    Phone: +7(7272) 68 13 35,
    Fax: +7 (7272) 50 93 60

    ***Hotel “Ambassador”
    Address: 121, Zheltoksan st.
    Phone: +7(7272) 50 50 89, 50 89 89,
    69 17 52
    fax: +7(7272) 69 64 41

    ***Hotel “Astana-Interhotel”
    Address: 113, Baitursynov st.
    Phone: +7 (7272) 50 70 50,
    Fax: +7 (7272) 50 10 60

    ***Hotel “Premier Medeu”
    Address:
    “Medeo” skating-rink district
    582a Gornaya St.
    Phone: +7 (7272) 50 20 07

    ***Hotel “Dostyk”
    Address: 36, Kurmangazy St
    Phone: +7(7272) 58 22 70

    ***Hotel “Zhetysu”
    Address: 55, Abylai Khan St.
    Phone: +7(7272) 32 68 34, 3 717 83,
    Fax: +7(7272) 39 24 85
    e-mail: jjoly@kazmail.asdc.kz

    ***Hotel “OTRAR”
    Address: 73, Gogol st.
    Bodies:
    +7 (7272) 50 68 06, 50 68 30,
    fax: +7(7272) 50 68 09

    ***Hotel “Kazakhstan”
    Address: 52, Dostyk av.
    Phone: +7(7272) 91 91 01, 91 91 25
    Fax: +7(7272) 91 96 00

    ***Hotel “Almaty”
    Address: 85, Kabanbai batyr st.
    Phone: +7(7272) 63 88 66
  • Hotels in Taraz city
    Hotel “Dzhambul”
    Address: 42, Tole bi st.
    Phone: +7 (72622) 4 25 52
  • Hotels in Shymkent city
    Hotel “Sapar”
    Address: 17, Kunaev av.
    Phone: +7 (7252) 53 50 88 fax:
    +7 (7252) 53 51 31
  • Hotels in Kyzylorda city
    Hotel “Saltanat”
    Address: 70, Voitintsev St.
  • Hotels in Semipalatinsk city
    Hotel “Binar”
    Address: 6, Lenin St.
    Phone: +7 (7222) 66 64 13
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  • Hotels in Atyrau city
    ****Hotel “Kaspy”
    Address: 15, Satpayev St.
    Phone: +7 (71222) 21 33 07
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  • Hotels in Ust-Kamenogorsk city
    ****Hotel “Irtysh”
    Address: 22, Auezov Av.
    Phone/fax: +7 (7272) 25 09 85
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  • Hotels in Kostanai city
    ***Hotel complex “Kostanai”
    Address: 72, Baitursynov St.
    Phone: +7 (7132) 54 49 04
    Fax: 54 03 24
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  • Hotels in Aktau city
    Hotel complex
    “Kaspiyskiy bereg”
    Address: 7th microdistrict,
    Shore zone of Kaspian Sea
  • Hotels in Pavlodar city
    Hotel “Sunkar”
    Address: 1, Toraigyrov St.
    Phone: +7 (7182) 63 70 05
    e-mail: pturist@pavlodar.kz
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  • Hotels in Aktyubinsk city
    ***Hotel complex “Albom”
    Address: 13, Aiteke bi St.
    Phone: +7 (7132) 24 15 24
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  • Hotels in Uralsk city
    *** ”Bayan Hotel”
    67/1, Temir-Mosin St.
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  • Hotels in Turkestan city
    Hotel “Yassy”
    Address: Turkestan
    Phone: +7 (72533) 4 01 83
    Hotel “Edem”
    Address: Turkestan
    Phone: +7 (72533) 3 13 78