Baku, one of the most stunning cities in Eurasia, is now offering you the perfect opportunity for the ultimate Azerbaijani experience and a shopping spree at its 1st ever Shopping Festival. The Festival is said to be one of the most important events in Azerbaijani Calendar and is scheduled to take place 2 times a year. The first festival begins today, as the country prepares to welcome millions of shoppers and families at numerous venues in Baku, to enjoy a jam-packed schedule of events, that will go on until May 10th 2017.
The Shopping Fest is expected to bring together world famous brands that will be offering deals, draws and dazzling prizes for a great shopping experience in Azerbaijan. The country, known for hosting magnificent festivals introduced the shopping Fest with a grand opening that integrated culture, art, and entertainment on the evening of 9th April, to welcome the thirty days of shop till you drop in Azerbaijan.
According to Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev, a huge flow of tourists from Russia, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Iran, Turkey, and Georgia is expected. Additionally about 200-250 thousand tourists are expected to visit the country to benefit from the massively discounted offers.
The essence of the Baku Shopping festival is that buyers will be refunded an amount equal to VAT on the value of the purchased goods. Tax-free shopping used in many countries was introduced in Azerbaijan earlier last year to make shopping more affordable and attractive for Azerbaijani visitors. The system allows a visitor to get a refund of VAT on the goods bought after returning home.
Thousands of retail outlets in Baku plan will offer discounts of up to 75 percent in apparel and fashion, consumer electronics, watches, perfumes, furniture and home appliances. With giveaways, raffles, and mega prizes with discounts in major malls including Port Baku Mall, Park Bulvar Mall, 28 Mall Shopping Center, and Baku Mall reaching up to 90 Percent.
To add to the Festive spirit of the season, performances and cultural activities across malls and entertainment centers will be available. The Baku Shopping Festival is an important event in Azerbaijan and is expected to further enhance Azerbaijan’s position in tourism.
Azerbaijan is one of the most beautiful countries located at the joint of Europe and Asia. The country sometimes referred to as the land of magic colors has proven to be a successful host of many international and regional events and competitions, including 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2015, Chess World Cup 2015 and Inaugural European Games in Baku. In 2016, this beautiful country hosted F1 European Grand Prix, World Chess Olympiad, UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals and UEFA European Football Championship. With the Baku Shopping Festival, 4th Islamic Solidarity Games and 2nd Baku Grand Prix coming up; Azerbaijan is coming up first as the hottest destination to visit. A truly a unique country that welcomes all.