Hello all. Yes, I know Almaty is not in Russia ........
We are looking at putting a trip together to Atyrau, coming at it from the Gulf. The only practical arrangements appear to be Air Arabia into Almaty, arriving mid-afternoon, followed by a very early (0530) departure from Almaty to Atyrau.
Key question is, is there a reliable airport hotel at Almaty, preferably very close to the terminal, which we can use for this time ? Certainly don't want to sit in the terminal for 12 hours !
Thanks for any guidance