Urumiyeh is an ancient city with a long history and has hosted many civilizations since its foundation. Located in the north-western part of Iran, Urumiyeh is located in the Western Azerbaijan Province and the majority of the population is Azeri people. Urumiyeh is only 50 km away from the Turkish border.
Urumiyeh has a semi-arid cold climax. Winters are very cold and summers are hot and dry. The spring season is considered to be the most suitable period for visiting the city since it has a temperate climate.
Transportation in the city can be provided by public buses and taxis, but most of the people prefer to use their own automobiles. Urumiyeh International Airport in the city is the first international airport in West Azerbaijan Province.
Volleyball comes to mind when talking about sports in Urumiyeh. In the city, which is considered as Iran's volleyball capital, this sport has a very important place and the city's volleyball team is very successful. We recommend that you share this excitement with the local people if there is a volleyball match during the time you are in the city.
Urumiyeh Lake and surrounding natural park areas are the points in the city attracting most tourists. Park-e Clock and Ellar Bagi Park provides both a beautiful landscape and a place for picnic and walking in the nature. There are also four museums in the city on history, archeology, anthropology and art. It may be interesting to visit the Mar Sargiz Church in this city, which is ruled by Shari'a and whose population is almost entirely Muslim.
Urmia Airport does not offer many alternatives to reach the city center. If you know someone in the city, you can ask them to pick you up at the airport. The hotels in the city do not offer standard airport shuttle service for their guests, but they will help you arrange a car on request. It is possible to reach the city center easily by taking a taxi. You can rent a car without fear because the airport is located on a very simple route. If you prefer an inexpensive means of transportation, you can benefit from the public buses departing from the airport to the city center.
If you decide to rent a car for your trip, you need to drive straight ahead on the southbound highway number 11 after leaving the airport. You can reach the city center in 20 minutes under normal conditions.
You can go to the city center at an affordable price by buses leaving from the airport.
You can easily see the taxis at the airport exit. It is possible to reach the city center in about 20 minutes by taxi. It is useful to agree with the driver about the price in advance.Last Updated: 22 Dec 2016