A new UzRailways’ Afrosyob (Talgo 250) speed train #451/452 from Samarkand to Astana is expected to be launched from 02/06/2017 till 25/08/2017.
The new train will be operating in summer period once a week due to the international exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana.
The train will leave Samarkand at 03:46 am, through Tashkent (leave on 08:20 am) on Fridays, and arrive to Astana at 5:22 pm on Saturday (Direct train, 16h53m). Return route Astana – Samarkand will be operated on Saturdays, and will leave Astana at 7:16 pm with reach Samarkand on Sunday. read more...
Uzbekistan Airways will conduct direct non-stop flight from Tashkent to New York from 27 July 2017.
Time to travel to New York on Dreamliner will take 12 hours and return flight to Tashkent – 11 hours.
At the same time, Uzbekistan Airways will start to execute flights on route Tashkent-Riga-New York-Tashkent on Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets from 18th May 2017.
The airline said that use of Dreamliner will allow to cut travel time to Riga by 20-30 minutes and New York by an hour.
Uzbekistan Airways operates two flights from Tashkent (TAS) to New York (JFK) per week, on Thursdays and Sundays read more...
Regular passenger services started on the first phase of the Samarkand tram network on March 29. Test running had started on March 26.
The initial 6,4 km route links the city’s main station with the Sat Tepo district using an alignment mostly running in road medians. Construction of the line began in late 2016. A further 5 km route between the main station and Siab Bazaar is currently under construction. The only traction substation is on the site of a 3 ha depot, whose main building is nearing completion.
Services run every 9 min using a fleet of 18 VarioLF single-section trams supplied by Pragoimex to Toshkent. These were transferred to Samarkand between October and January, after the capital’s tram network closed in May.
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Bukhara on 26-28 May, 2017, will host the festival Silk and Spices. These days the city will give an unforgettable holiday for lovers of Eastern culture and those who wish to experience the amazing historical heritage of the city, the originality and the features of its applied art, national customs and traditions.
Over the years, this unique festival has been organized with the aim of preserving and promoting national cultural heritage.
Natural silk, gold embroidery, ceramics, miniatures, wood carving, amazing world of culture and traditions of the East will not leave anyone indifferent. Ancient architectural buildings of Bukhara, its streets and national houses, and most importantly, the unique atmosphere of this ancient city will add a special oriental flavor to the event. read more...
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On introduction of changes to the decree of the President of Uzbekistan “On measures on ensuring rapid development of tourism industry in Uzbekistan” from 2 December 2016”.
The decree was signed on 22 December 2016. The decree said that abolishment of visa for 27 countries, arriving in Uzbekistan, was postponed till 1 January 2021.
Uzbek President signed the decree on 2 December, in line with which Uzbekistan planned to abolish visas for tourists from 15 countries and visitors from 12 countries whose age is over 55 years old from 1 April 2017.
The decree said that the State Committee on read more...
Uzbekistan will abolish visa regime for citizens of 15 countries and citizens aged over 55 from 12 countries starting from 1 April 2017. A corresponding decree was signed on 2 December by then acting President and now President-elect Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The move is aimed at speeding up the development of the tourism sector, which — despite the country’s enormous potential — lags behind average world indicators, turning tourism into a strategic sector of economy and improving Uzbekistan’s image as an attractive center of tourism.
Visas will no longer be required for read more...
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Tashkent, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Uzbekistan.
The opening of Hyatt Regency Tashkent further expands Hyatt’s brand presence in CIS and significantly enriches its authentic and diversified brand experiences for guests.
“We are delighted to welcome the first Hyatt-branded hotel to Uzbekistan’s capital city,” said Peter Fulton, group president – Europe, Africa and Middle East, Hyatt. “Hyatt Regency Tashkent has been thoughtfully designed to make guests feel welcome and comfortable so that they can socialize, connect and celebrate any occasion.” read more...
Luxury Five Star Tashkent Hotel for Business and Leisure.
There are just few steps for the Grand Opening of the first Hyatt Chain hotel in Uzbekistan. Hyatt Regency Tashkent offers the quintessential location for both business and leisure travelers.
Experience attentive service throughout the planning process and during event, whether it be an intimate meeting, large-scale conference, or lively celebration. Hyatt Regency Tashkent introduces over 2300 square meter of flexible meeting and events facilities to the market, including an 855 square meter pillar-less Regency Ballroom that is located within its own building. For smaller meetings read more...
First passenger train of Uzbekistan Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways) run on route Tashkent-Andijan via electrified railway Angren-Pap on 27 August 2016.
It is worth to mention that freight trains started to run on electrified railway Angren-Pap from 11 July. Currently, over 500,000 various cargoes were transported to and from Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan Temir Yollari said.
The railway Angren-Pap was opened in June 2016. The cost of the project is US$1.63 billion. New line linked Ferghana Valley’s regions with other part of Uzbekistan and completed creation of single national railway system.
The length of the line is read more...
Tashkent - Bukhara connects with high-speed train Talgo 250 (for just 03h20m).
A Talgo 250 Afrosiyob trainset ran to Bukhara for the first time on August 25, marking the completion of a project to modernise and electrify the 256 km route from Samarkand to permit higher speeds.
The US$400m project was authorised in March 2015 and work began the following month. As well as the installation of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification equipment, a second track has been laid on the 146 km route from Marakand near Samarkand to Navoi, a new station building provided at Kattakurgan, the 93 km Navoi – Bukhara section has been modernised and Bukhara station read more...
The historic Uzbek city of Khiva will welcome dancers from all over the world next week for the Magic of Dance Festival.
Participants will include an array of local and international dance groups and ensembles, including from the different regions of Uzbekistan.
The festival is set to include individual performances by the participating groups, master classes, theatre performances, a national costume parade and a national cuisine festival. In addition, the Academy of Arts and “Uzbekraks” creative association will present the History of the Dance Art of Uzbekistan photo exhibition.
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Alai dehkan market (Oloy Bazaar) in Tashkent is visited not only by the locals but also by foreign visitors. In honor of the 25th anniversary of independence of our country as a result of the reconstruction scale radically changed the face of this market.
The old arch at the entrance to the market with a total area of 4 hectares was demolished. When the idea of a new image of the manufacturers take into account the tradition of oriental architecture and modern architecture, special attention is paid to national crafts.
Today, the Alay market has become one of the most beautiful places in Tashkent. Instead of the traditional series of agricultural products built a new pavilion instead 464. read more...