The second international forum entitled “Navrouz Dushanbe – Center for Tourism and Cultural Ties” is expected to take place in Dushanbe on March 22.  

According to the Dushanbe mayor’s office, an appropriate resolution on this subject has been signed by Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali.  

Representatives of CIS member nations have been invited to participate in the forum.  To-date, Russia, Uzbekistan and the CIS Executive Committee have confirmed their participation in the upcoming event.  

To hold the forum, the Dushanbe Administration has reportedly provided about 428,000 somonis. 

The first international forum “Navrouz Dushanbe – Center for Tourism and Cultural Ties” too place in the Tajik capital on March 22, 2019. 

Recall, Dushanbe, is declared as the CIS Cultural Capital for 2021.  

Besides, the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in October 2019 selected Dushanbe as ECO Tourism Capital for the years 2020-2021.  A decision on this subject was adopted at the 3rd ECO Ministerial Meeting on Tourism that took place in the Tajik northern city of Khujand on October 3-4, 2019.  The meeting was proceeded by the 5th High Level Experts Group (HLEG) on Tourism.  The meetings were hosted by the Tourism Development Committee under the Government of Tajikistan.  Delegations from Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan (host), Turkey and Uzbekistan as well as the delegation of ECO Secretariat attended the meetings.

According to the CIS Executive Committee’s website, Dushanbe now has 37 hotels, 57 restaurants, 4 national tea houses, 32 entertaining centers, 25 markets and 91 shopping centers, 26 souvenir shops, 17 parks, 1 zoo, 5 reservoirs for recreation, 4 culture palaces, 7 theaters, 10 museums, 16 libraries, 306 medical facilities that serve hundreds of locals and foreigners a day.

The city has 109 travel agencies. The official tourist website of Dushanbe offers the electronic map of tourist destinations and attraction spots.