The climate is very hot in
summer (40-42 °C)
and cold in winter (-20-25 °C). The relative humidity in summer is not more than
37% but in winter is 80-84%. Atyrau is known for strong winds, dust storms and an
The Airport is located 5 km
from the city centre. Visitors must take a taxi to and from the airport because
there is no public transport.
Transport to the city centre and
charges: taxi KZT 600-800 (approximate).
citizens require a passport with a valid visa.Visa requirements for Kazakhstan
are described in the Essential Information/Visa and Passport Information
section of this website. Another useful section is Diplomatic Missions.
For more detailed information about visa requirements, please
refer directly to the local immigration authorities or your travel
Kazakh Tenge (KZT)
Notes: 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000
Coins: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Government: 0900 to 1800 from Monday to Friday
Banks: 0900 to 1600 from Monday to Friday
Shops: 0900 to 1900 from Monday to Sunday
Buses operate from 0700 until 2100; taxis
operate 24 hrs:
Taxi service: Voyazh – 052;
Bipek Avto – 158000;
Ritm – 055;
Centre – 082;
Guryev – 326868.
Atyrau is famous as the Oil
Capital of Kazakhstan. Oil, gas, mineral extraction and fisheries are the main
industries, and the region is rich in mineral resources, especially hydrocarbons.
The region has the immense Tengiz oil field, which began to be developed in the
1990s. The Ural River divides Atyrau into two parts: one in Europe and one in Asia. Atyrau claims the world’s longest footbridge, which
is mentioned in the Guinness Book of