The number of tourists arriving in Azerbaijan from Iraq in the first half of 2016 has increased 30 times in relation to last year (11 028 people), from UAE  – 19 times (10 086 people),from Bahrain – 13 times (422 people),  reports the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan.

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In total, from the Arab countries, in the first half of 2016, 25,000 people arrived in Azerbaijan, which is 8 times more than in last year.Increasing number of tourists and transformation of Azerbaijan into a priority for the citizens of Arab countries is associated with the reforms in the visa processing, the improvement of Azerbaijan’s image in the target markets.