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.


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.