Regions: 12 regions + Republic of Karakalpakstan
Famous cities: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez, Kokand, Ferghana, Muynak.
Language: the official language is Uzbek, and Russian and English are the languages of international communication.
Nations: more than 134 nations live in the country, but the majority of the population is Uzbek (83.8%)
Religion: Uzbekistan is a secular country, most of the population professes Islam. The country is also home to representatives of Christianity, Buddhism and other religions.
Time zone: UTC +5
Internet zone: .uz
International phone code: +998
Monetary unit: sum
Climate: mild winters, hot summers
Fire emergency - 101;
Emergency gas service-104;
Reference – 109
January 1 - New year
January 14 – National Defenders Day
March 8 - International women's day
March 21-Navruz Holiday
May 9-day of Remembrance and Honors
September 1-Independence Day
October 1-Teacher and Mentor Day
December 8 - Constitution Day
Iyd-al-Fitr (religious holiday) - date varies
sIyd-al-Adha (religious holiday) - date varies
OPERATING HOURS OF ESTABLISHMENTS
All state institutions in Uzbekistan operate in an 8 hour working regime.
State institutions (banks, embassies and consulates) - from 9: 00 to 18: 00 or from 8: 00 to 17: 00, lunch from 13: 00 to 14: 00
Special services-Ambulance, pharmacies, emergency services, fire assistance, police, transport companies: airport, railway stations, work around the clock.
Tourist accommodation facilities (hotels, hotels, guest houses, resorts, some tourist recreation areas) - in check-in and check-out mode.
Trade centers (shopping malls, hypermarkets, stores) - from 08:00 to 23:00Entertainment establishments (amusement parks, cinemas, theaters, concert halls) - from 10:00 to 23:00
Catering points (restaurants, cafes, bars, teahouses) from 10:00 to 23:00Night establishments (restaurants, bars, night clubs) from 21:00 to 05:00 and, as a rule, until the last customer.
You can travel to Uzbekistan by plane, train, international buses, and fans of extreme travel - by car, motorcycle, and even hitchhiking. There is the right-hand traffic in Uzbekistan.
The main airport of the country is located in Tashkent. The modern passenger fleet at I.Karimov International Airport "Tashkent " is represented by modern aircrafts Boeing-767-300, Boeing-757-200, Airbus-320-200, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and British-Aerospace Avro RJ85.. Modern and comfortable economy and business class lounges, multimedia services, delicious food, friendly flight attendants – all these amenities can be founded on Uzbekistan airlines. The modern international airport terminals are open for you in every region of Uzbekistan.
Nowadays this type of the public transport in Uzbekistan is as popular as the air travel. If you want to enjoy the beauty of the cities of Uzbekistan or drive from Tashkent to Samarkand, and then reach Bukhara or even Khiva, it will be more convenient to travel by train. One of the most popular and high-speed train is “Afrosiyob”, which runs daily 2 times a day. “Afrosiyob” is convenience and comfort, quality food and first-class service.
If you travel to the capital of Uzbekistan, you can visit one of the main sightseeing of the city –Tashkent underground. Nevertheless, the each station it is a unique art gallery. Subways services are available daily from 06:00 to 00:00.
In our country, the intercity and the international buses run daily and hourly, connecting all cities of Uzbekistan and neighboring countries.
One of the most convenient and economical options for moving around the city is an urban transport. Nowadays the city buses are equipped with modern media technologies, the air conditioning, Wi-fi, and even there are the facilities for the disabled. You can buy the tickets from the ticket inspectors on the bus itself.
The minibus taxi in Uzbekistan is mainly used to move around the city over long distances, most often to get from one end of the city to another.
You can use the taxi services around the city, to reach the airport and the railway station, or, for example, to take a day trip to interesting places, to go outside of the city or to travel with friends to the other cities of our vast country. In Tashkent and Samarkand, you can order a taxi via mobile apps.
Rent a car:
If you prefer to drive around the city, then the best option for you is to rent a car. There are many companies in Tashkent that rent the cars of different classes. You just need the passport and the driver's license. And, if you are in Uzbekistan recently, you can find a city map at any city stall.