Posted on July 18, 2019

Summer is a great time to visit Azerbaijan and to explore everything the country has to offer. It’s the perfect time for families to reconnect and experience unforgettable moments. Renowned for its mesmerising natural heritage, rich culinary culture, and exciting cities, the country can offer visitors and families a relaxing yet action-filled holiday.

Azerbaijan is nestled between Europe and Asia with daily flights from Qatar Airways and Azerbaijan Airlines and it’s only 3 hours away. One can easily spend 10 days in Azerbaijan experiencing Baku’s amalgamation of old and new and exploring the splendid mountains and untouched greenery of the country’s regions. From June to September, Azerbaijan is sunny and bright with a cool breeze: the perfect weather to take part in exhilarating outdoor activities. Here’s a list of some fun things to see and do in Azerbaijan during the summer.

Attend an international music festival in Baku

Zhara is an annual international summer music festival that takes place in Baku on the coast of the Caspian Sea. It’s the capital’s largest summer event attracting tens of thousands of spectators and millions of viewers. Zhara 19 will be a 4-day festival featuring many popular international artists.

Venue - The festival takes place at the internationally renowned Sea Breeze Resort & Residences beach hotel, which is located 14 km from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, in the picturesque area of Nardaran, right by the Caspian Sea.

Package – Fairmont Baku has packages for the festival starting at approx. 500 AZN for 2 nights and 3 days per person that includes: placement in a standard class double room, transfer to and from the airport and tickets to festival.

 

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Horse riding is a great nature adventure

Visit Omar Riding Club in Mehdiabad, which is approximately a 50-minute drive from Baku. In addition to horse riding, there are several other activities that families can enjoy together including a natural lake where you can ride boats or catamarans, or even go fishing. There’s also a mini zoo to entertain the little ones, as well as a fun children’s playground.

A summer vacation is incomplete without sun, sand and sea

Visit Amburan Beach Club and Amburan Mall.  Amburan Beach Club is a resort with pools, aquapark, playground, kids club, restaurants and a beach suitable for families with children. Amburan Mall is just across the road and its second floor has a small kids’ entertainment zone with interesting activities including a VR room. Other family friendly resorts include the Sea Breeze Resort, Bilgah Beach Resort, and Dalga Beach Resort with pools, kids’ playgrounds, restaurants and beaches perfect for a day on the beach. Don’t miss visiting the first and only kitesurfing centre in Shuraabad which offers a unique and exciting experience for anyone interested in water sports. The centre offers kitesurfing courses for kids and adults.

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Four Seasons Baku Summer package

The beaux-arts–style Hotel is perched along the waterfront in the heart of central Baku, with the medieval walls of the Inner City just steps away and a trio of flame-shaped, modern skyscrapers flickering nearby. It’s a contrast that perfectly sums up the evolving city: ancient, modern and a little daring, all at once. Enhance your family holiday with a complimentary fourth night, special children's amenities, and more. At the Hotel and beyond, you'll find everything you need for a comfortable family stay, including playgrounds and attractions for children right across from the Hotel.

Valid throughout July, August and September– starting at $200 per night for a deluxe city view room and $320 for an executive suite.

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