Kazakhstan

СӘЛЕМЕТСІЗ БЕ! (Hello!)
САУ БОЛЫҢЫЗ! (Bye!)
Land area
2,724,900 km2
Population
17.4 million
Currency
Kazakh tenge [KZT]

Travel tips

Restaurant tip

Gosti

Kunaev St. 78
Almaty 050010

Google Maps

www.abr.kz/restaurants/gosti

This restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, is designed in the style of an early 20th-century Russian mansion and specialises in modern Russian cuisine.

This restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, is designed in the style of an early 20th-century Russian mansion and specialises in modern Russian cuisine.

Restaurant tip

Navat

Dostyk 71
Almaty 050000

Google Maps

Hotel tip

Intercontinental

Zheltoksan 181
Almaty 050013

Google Maps

www.intercontinental.com

Hotel tip

Rixos President Astana

Kunaev 7D
Astana 010000

Google Maps

www.rixos.com

Etiquette

Kazakhstan is known for its hospitality. One of the country’s best-known traditions is to give the dinner guest the seat of the father of the family and to serve him or her a boiled sheep’s head. While dining, you should always leave a bit of food on your plate in order to show that you are full.

Facts & figures

METRO Cash & Carry Kazakhstan

Market entry
2009
Head Office
Almaty
Number of wholesale stores
8
Number of employees
1,012