The climate varies greatly:
very hot in summer (35-40
°C) and cold in winter (-25-30 °C). The relative humidity in summer is not more than
37% but in winter is 80-84%. Aktau is known for its strong winds and dust
Aktau Airport is located
30 km from the city centre.
Airport Tax: KZT 1241 for First class, Business class and Economy class
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
Notes: 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Government: 0900 to 1800 Monday to Friday
Banks: 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday
Shops: 0900 to 20:00 Daily
Shops 10.00 to 1900 Sunday
International car rental
companies, taxis and public buses are available. The centre of the city is reached
easily by taxi from Akatu airport.
Aktau is a young, developing
city close to the Caspian Sea in western Kazakhstan. It is rich in oil and
gas. There are many places of interest, which attract thousands of foreign
visitors every year, including parks, aqua parks and shopping and trading areas.