Visit Guide to Dushanbe

Tajikistan’s capital, and main cultural, political, economic, industrial and administrative centre, Dushanbe is located in the picturesque and fertile Hissar Valley. From north to south, the Dushanbe region and Hisar Valley is crossed by the Varzob River.

Tajikistan’s national carrier Somon Air offers flights to Dushanbe International Airport from Jeddah (JED), Istanbul (IST), Trabzon (TZX) and Dubai (DXB). Turkish Airlines flies to Dushanbe from Istanbul (IST). Flydubai offers year-round flights from Dubai (DXB). Azerbaijan International Airlines offers seasonal flights from Baku (GYD). Jazeera Airways also provides seasonal flights from Kuwait City (KWI).

Attractions in Dushanbe city include Navruz Palace, National Library, the National Museum and the Museum of Antiquities, the Bogi Iram Botanical Garden, the Rohat and Saodat teahouses, Victory Park, the Borbad cinema and concert hall, St.Nicholas Orthodox Church, Museum of Musical Instruments. G. Zavkibekov, House-Museum S. Aini, M. Tursunzade House-Museum and others.

Written sources from the beginning of the 17th century mention the area of ​​Dushanbe. The region was at the crossroads of caravan routes between Bukhara and Samarkand, the Pamirs and Afghanistan. The location of Dushanbe made it possible for the region’s people to trade along the Silk Road.

Dushanbe region’s modern history began in October 1924, when the Tajik Autonomous Region became part of the Soviet Union, with its capital in Dushanbe (which was variously known as Dyushambe and Stalinabad).

The main cultural and social event in the Dushanbe region is the annual Nowruz holiday, a celebration of the Persian New Year, celebrated each spring.

The climate in the Dushanbe region is subtropical. Summers are long and hot, and precipitation is rare. Winters are relatively short, with heavy precipitation. Spring is rainy and protracted with frequent thunderstorms.

The main economic activities in Dushanbe regions include livestock breeding and other forms of agriculture.