Unlock the new-age beauty of Kazakhstan when you book flights to Astana, it’s futuristic capital city, with flydubai. Nestled among sprawling countryside topped with snow throughout most of the year, the city takes an innovative approach to design and culture that gives it an alluring atmosphere.
Travelling to Astana is easy with flydubai. From onboard meals to checking-in, when you fly with us you can customise your journey to suit your travel needs. Fares are available for both our Economy and Business Class cabins, so you can pick the best option for you.
Our available check-in services vary according to your airport departure location. All destinations have a designated flydubai desk inside the terminal, while more than 50 locations also offer online check-in for a more convenient airport experience.
You can also pre-book a meal up to 24 hours before your flight if you know you’ll want something hot to eat during your journey, with a wide range of options available from our internationally-inspired menu. Snacks and beverages are also available to buy during your flight if you’d prefer something a little lighter.
We’ve designed our cabins with you in mind. Once you’re settled into your ergonomic seat, explore your personal touchscreen to unlock a world of entertainment. No matter if you’re in Economy or Business Class, every passenger has thousands of hours of TV and movies at their fingertips, as well as access to our exciting range of games. You can also connect your mobile devices to our in-flight WiFi to browse the web, connect with friends or stay on top of those all-important work emails.
Elevate your travel experience when you choose a Business Class fare. You’ll enjoy an attentive service as just one of 12 passengers in our premium cabin. Once you reach the airport you’ll be fast-tracked through check-in and security, giving you more time to relax and enjoy the facilities in the exclusive Business Class Lounge. Onboard, you can relax into your Italian leather seat and watch an in-flight movie or use the WiFi to keep up with work. On some of our aircraft, you can even enjoy a snooze on your fully-reclining comfy flatbed.
For some of the best views in the city, take a trip up Baiterek Tower. The monument was built at 97 metres tall in 1997 and like the rest of Astana, has contemporary flair at the heart of its design. The structure is said to represent an egg nesting among tree branches, symbolising the rebirth of the city when it was named as the capital of Kazakhstan.
Discover Hazrat Sultan Mosque, the largest of its kind in Kazakhstan, with enough room for 10,000 people. As you wander around, you’ll find the white stone building intricately decorated with carved detailing, a domed roof and gold trim. Come here at night to see this magnificent palace-like structure beautifully illuminated.
Pay a visit to the imposing 60-metre-high Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. Take a tour of this symbolic pyramid-shaped building to see its large opera hall, lavish meeting rooms and the atrium’s gorgeous wall garden. Don’t forget to make your way up to the apex to witness the mesmerising stained-glass windows.
Fall in love with Astana, a historic city dressed up with a futuristic skyline. Ambition is fuelling growth in the city, with more and more buildings sprouting up and punctuating Kazakhstan’s blue skies.
Astana truly is a visual delight to behold. Traditional Soviet-era buildings sit side by side with modern constructions that look like they’ve been transported from the future. Spend a day wandering through the capital and admire the contrasting design of the skyline.
Built in 1998, the two Golden Towers stand parallel, framing the Presidential Palace. In the light, these skyscrapers take on a dazzling glimmering look. Walk between the towers down the stretching floral courtyard to view the palace up close in all its glory. At 260 feet tall, the Ak Orda Presidential Palace acts as a symbol of the city. Take snaps of the eye-catching blue dome roof, pierced with a golden spire, that decorates the formal columned structure.
From here, stroll along to see the UFO-shaped Metropolitan Circus, as well as the gigantic glass Shabyt artistic hub. The Central Concert Hall is also worth a visit - its curved walls are a fascinating sight from all angles. Built in 2009, the building forms abstract petals of a flower and is the perfect example of the innovative approach to architectural design that defines the aesthetics of Astana.
The unique blend of architectural styles throughout Astana indicates the country’s colourful heritage. Learn all about Kazakhstan’s past by paying a visit to the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From the outside, the boxy white-marbled and glass building is bridged by a set of dramatic steps. As soon as you reach the entrance you’re greeted by a soaring giant golden eagle.
Explore the many exhibits that take you on a journey from the Bronze Age all the way to the modern day. See collections of clothing, jewellery, Scythian burial replicas and tomb artefacts, including the country’s symbolic Golden Man warrior statue. You can also discover exhibitions chronicling WWII and learn more about the Soviet-era.
A trip to Khan Shatyr is a must while you’re in Astana. Behind the marquee façade, you’ll find a multi-entertainment complex that has everything you need for a fun afternoon out. Enjoy browsing through the international and independent shops, where you can purchase clothing, jewellery, beauty products, electronics and other souvenirs.
After indulging in a little retail therapy, head to the Sky Beach Club, where you can relax on the palm-tree lined artificial beach, take a dip in the swimming pool or zoom down the water slide. If that’s not for you, catch a movie at the cinema, take a ride on the monorail or test your nerves on the dramatic drop tower.
If you plan to visit Astana, make sure you check with your country’s embassy beforehand to see what visa requirements are needed to enter Kazakhstan.
Like in the rest of Kazakhstan, when you visit Astana you’ll use the national currency, the Kazakhstani Tenge. Frequently used banknotes include: 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000.
Kazakh and Russian are the languages most commonly used in Astana, although you may find some people also speak English.
During winter, Astana can be cold, with temperatures dropping below freezing to -15°C. But from June through to September, the climate warms up and can reach highs of 26°C.
Buses run frequently throughout the day, making it easy to travel around Kazakhstan’s capital. You can also catch a taxi or hire a vehicle if you’d prefer to drive.
When you travel to Astana, you’ll fly in and out of Astana International Airport (TSE). This airport is around 17km south-east of the city, which will take you around 30 minutes to reach by car.