Georgia جورجيا

Georgia جورجيا

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جمهورية جورجيا

جمهوريّة جورجيا، تقع بين البحر الأسود وبحر قزوين، يحدها البحر الأسود غربًا، ومن الشمال روسيا والشيشان، وأرمينيا وأذربيجان وتركيا من الجنوب. بلاد جبليّة غنيّة بالموارد الطبيعية المائية التي تضفي جمالا غير اعتياديّ على منطقة جورجيا وغاباتها الخضراء طيلة المواسم، وآثارها الكنسية الكثيرة. يسكنها حوالي 4.6 مليون نسمة، 47.7% منهم يسكنون الأرياف، والبقية يقطنون المدن والقرى الرئيسية، منها العاصمة تبليسي، وباتومي، وكوتايسي وسوخومي، ويتحدّثون الجورجيّة والإنجليزيّة والرّوسيّة.

أمّا سابقًا، كانت جورجيا “المملكة المسيحية” مصدر نزاعات عديدة بين الإمبراطوريتين الفارسية والعثمانية عبر التاريخ، إلى أن انضمت إلى روسيا عام 1801، وبعد استقلالها عام 1918 احتلّها الجيش السوفيتي عام 1921 لتصبح جزءًا من الاتحاد السوفيتي رسميًّا عام 1936.

يوم 31 مارس من عام 1991، استقلت جورجيا عن روسيا بعد انهيار الاتحاد السوفيتي، ومنذ شهر أغسطس من عام 1999 حصلت على عضوية مجلس أوروبا، وأصبح بينهما اتفاقات شراكة وتعاون.

 نظام الحكم
نظام الحكم في جورجيا جمهوري؛ ينتخب الشعب الجورجي رئيسًا له مرة كل خمس سنوات.
الديانة
الديانة الرسمية في جورجيا هي المسيحية الأورثودكسية، وتشكل هذه الطائفة نسبة 83.9%، و5.5% من طوائف مسيحية أخرى، و9.9% من الديانة الإسلامية، و0.7 من الوثنية.

Georgia

Good holiday, first and foremost, means a safe holiday. If you intend to travel to Georgia, relax about safety issues. According to Numbeo 2016 report, Georgia is the safest country in Europe and 6th in the world following South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

You will feel complete safety while traveling around the country. Here we say that the guest is the gift from God, so Georgians will do their best to treat you with great hospitality. Friendly Georgians are always willing to assist you. You won’t need to take extra care of your pocket and handbag. Relax, and enjoy your precious time in this beautiful country.
No one will disturb you here, though, just in case, Georgian policemen are at your service 24/7. According to the recent research, police is one of the most trusted institutions in the country and about 74% of the population trust it. Georgia is ahead of European countries by this indicator. So be calm, relax and enjoy all the best things that country has to offer. We are waiting for you!

Gastronomy

Nothing tells you more about the spirit and culture of a country than its cuisine. Georgian national dishes are amongst the best in the world for their diversity and taste. Each historical province of the country has its own distinct culinary tradition that was refining for centuries. Especially distinguished and unique are Imeretian, Megrelian and Kakhetian cuisines.

While meat plays an important part in Georgian cuisine, very close attention is also paid to the locally produced vegetables, fruit and greens. Traditional dishes made of their accurate combination first attract you, then astonish you and eventually it all ends with gastronomic shock.

The secret of this taste is Georgian soil: natural extension of a fertile, mineral-rich landscape fed by the pure waters of the Caucasus Mountains. It seems that the nature harmoniously lives in products, that are being used to create unique, delicious, and organic Georgian dishes.

Traditional Georgian feast is called “Supra”. The list of dishes that will charm you at the “Supra” is endless, yet some of them should be distingished:

Khachapuri: Georgian cheese bread, also known abroad as a Georgian pizza. You can try different sorts of khachapuri in various regions of Georgia to experience unique taste – it is just wow!

Pkhaleuli: vegetarian dishes from a variety of spiced plants and vegetables usually with a walnut paste base, similar to spinach, but each having a unique taste and seasoning.

Satsivi: chicken or turkey in a walnut sauce with garlic and spices. It is so much appetizing that no diet will resist!

Khinkali: Georgian national dish. Juicy meat dumplings are made to be eaten by hand using a special technique that can be learned only here. It is so delicious that you have to visit Georgia just to try khinkali!

Mtsvadi: Georgian barbeque, meat grilled to perfection over a grape vinewood fire with bay leaf and fresh pomegranate juice squeezed over it.

Churchkhela: walnuts on a thread repeatedly dipped into a hot grape mixture, then hung to dry and harden in natural conditions. Churchkhela is Georgian national dessert.

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Visa Requirements
تأشيرة الدّخول إلى جورجيا
1: يحصل الموظفون الأجانب من البعثات الدبلوماسية على تأشيرة لأول دخول لهم إلى جورجيا، وتبقى سارية المفعول خلال فترة وجودهم في جورجيا.
2: تمنح شرطة حرس حدود جورجيا للحالات التي يحددها التشريع الدولي مدة تصريح تأشيرة أكثر من 90 يومًا بتكلفة 50 لاري، وتأشيرة لمدة 360 يومًا بتكلفة 100 لاري.
3: أساس البقاء في جورجيا للمقيم الأجنبي هو الحصول على تأشيرة إقامة دائمة أو مؤقّتة إذا لم تتوفر الإقامة الدائمة من المعاهدات الدولية في جورجيا.
السّائح الذي ينوي الإقامة في جورجيا من هذه الدول ليس بحاجة تأشيرة دخول إلى جورجيا شرط أن يكون مواطنًا مقيما في إحدة هذه الدول، وألّا تتعدّى فترة إقامته في جورجيا 350 يومًا:
الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، جمهورية ليتوانيا، الاتحاد السويسري، ألمانيا الاتحادية، كوريا، التشيك، هنغاريا، بولندا، سلوفينيا، الدنمارك، النرويج،السويد، إسبانيا، بلغاريا، سلوفاكيا، رومانيا، أستونيا ولاتفيا الأوروبية.
والسّيّاح الذين يملكون إقامة مؤقتة من الدول التالية ليسوا بحاجة تأشيرة للإقامة في جورجيا شرط ألّا تتعدى الإقامة مدة 360 يومًا:
الإمارات الهربية المتحدة، قطر، سلطنة عمان، البحرين والكويت.
مواطنو روسيا لا يحتاجون تأشيرة للإقامة في جورجيا شرط ألّا تتعدى إقامتهم مدة 90 يومًا.
يستطيع مواطنو الدول الأعضاء في الاتحاد الأوروبي دخول جورجيا ببطاقة الهوية فقط لا غير، أمّا السّيّاح والرعايا الذين يدخلون بشكل دائم إلى الولايات المتحدة، أو دول الاتحاد الأوروبي ودول "الشنغن" يمكنهم الدخول والإقامة في جورجيا دون تأشيرة لمدة 90 يومًا ضمن مدة صلاحية التأشيرة.
الذين يملكون وثائق سفر وصلاحيات من منظمة اليو أن UN، يستطيعون الدخول والإقامة في جورجيا لمدة 90 يومًا.
تنبيه
كلّ من يملك تأشيرة عادية ويبقى في الأراضي الجورجية لمدة تطول عن المدة المسجلة في التصريح أو التأشيرة، يَمْثل أمام وكالة السجل المدني لتلقي الإقامة المؤقتة أو الدائمة قبل انتهاء تاريخ التأشيرة.
يمكن للمواطنين الأجانب الراغبين بالبقاء في جورجيا التوجه إلى أي مكتب من المكاتب الإقليمية لوكالة السجل المدني، وعند الحصول على جميع الوثائق الرسمية اللازمة يحصلون على التأشيرة.
* تقدم المكاتب الإقليمية للوكالة فيزا عادية تصلح للاستعمال مدة 360 يومًا، وفيزا أخرى تصلح للإقامة مدة 90 يومًا.
 
الوثائق المطلوبة للحصول على تأشيرة في الوكالة:
جواز سفر شخصي
صورة ملونة بحجم 3/4
إيصال دفع الرسوم.
رسوم إصدار التأشيرة الجورجية العادية:
فيزا عادية متعددة لمدة 360 يومًا: 100 لاري جورجي.
فيزا أحادية: 50 لاري جورجي.
* يتخذ المسؤولون القرار بمنح التأشيرة بعد 7 أيام من استلامهم الطلب.
 

Visa to Georgia, Europe A small country located between the Black Sea and Caucasus Mountains in Europe, Georgia is an enchanting place to be in. The country is known for its lush mountains, quaint towns, delicious food, and friendly locals. To learn more about Georgia Click Here   Georgia visa requirements for UAE residents No visa is required for citizens of United Arab Emirates to enter Georgia, Europe. Which means Emirates visiting Georgia get a visa on arrival.   Georgia visa for UAE expats and GCC residents, Georgia Visa on arrival   All UAE expats who have a valid resident visa of the United Arab Emirates will also receive a visa on arrival in Georgia. Even holders of visas or residence permits of other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries can travel to Georgia visa-free for a period of 90 days. They get an entry stamp to Georgia upon arrival. However, it must be noted that the GCC resident permit should be at least 6-month old for Georgia visa exemption. So in-case you’re wondering about Georgia Europe visa requirements from Dubai and the rest of UAE, here’s all you need to know. Read on: Visa to Tbilisi, Georgia All the residents of countries that are not included in the Georgia visa exemption list must obtain a visa from one of the Georgian diplomatic missions from their respective countries.   Georgia visa from Dubai, Georgia visa on arrival countries Fortunately, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, Kingdom of Bahrain, Oman, and Brunei are some of the countries exempted from requiring a visa. All visa exempt nationals are allowed to stay for a maximum of one year in Georgia. It’s a very convenient procedure if you understand the process for Georgia visa from Dubai. Also, passengers on cruise ships which stay on a Georgian port for less than 72 hours do not require a visa. Georgian visa policy: What documents will be required for residents of visa exempted countries:  

  1. Passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of application
  2. A recent passport-size photograph (colored)
  3. Fully completed and signed Visa Application Form
  4. Appropriate Consular fee.

As of February 2015, Georgian Government has launched an e-VISA portal that allows citizens of non-exempt countries (countries that are require a visa to enter Georgia) to obtain a visa online, without having to visit a Georgian diplomatic mission or consulate.   How much time is required to issue a Visa in Georgia? Citizens of the following countries can get a Georgian visa upon arrival to one the country’s airports in Tbilisi or Batumi at the cost of 11$US, if duration of the visit is no longer than 1 month. USA, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, GB, Spain, Estonia, Japan, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Greece, France, Slovakia, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Holland.   If the visitor is not a citizen of the above mentioned countries, or if their duration of travel is longer than one month, a visa from the Georgian consulate is required. No invitation papers are necessary, but the visitor needs to specify the name of the inviting person or organization on the application form. The processing time for visa in this case is about 5 to 14 business days, and the visa costs will be 50 to 100 Dirhams.   Disclaimer: The contents of this pages are provided to the best of our knowledge, and in good faith. The use of this website is at the viewer/user’s sole risk.   For further information on Georgia online visa application form, please contact the Georgia Embassy in UAE, or visit Georgian Embassies Website.

New visa regulation

Tbilisi international airport emigration department that INDIAN and SYRIAN nationals holding E-VISA will go through additional security check on arrival (interview with police officer) Due to highest level of overstays in Georgia and illegal migration to Europe

Above announcement is applicable for E-VISA holders ONLY .. For GCC & Schengen Residency holders Visa on Arrival

E-Visa Portal

الخروج من جورجيا:
إذا خرج السائح خلال عشرة أيام بعد تاريخ انتهاء تأشيرته لا يحمل المسؤولية الإدارية كعقوبة كاملة، بل يدفع غرامة مقدارها 180 لاري جورجي.
كل سائح يقيم في جورجيا لمدة ثلاثة أشهر بعد انتهاء تأشيرته وينوي الخروج فورًا، يُسمح بخروجه دون التسبب بعوائق وحجوزات شرط أن يدفع غرامة مالية قبل أو بعد خروجه من جورجيا، وإن لم يدفع الغرامة لن يسمح له بدخول أراضي جورجيا والحصول على تأشيرة حتى يسدد الغرامة، ومقدارها 360 لاري.
ومن يبقى لمدة تفوق ثلاثة أشهر بعد انتهاء صلاحية تأشيرته، يدفع غرامة قبل خروجه من جورجيا.
Languages SpokenGeorgian / (ქართული ენა
Currency UsedLari
Area (Km2)69.700

Nature & Wildlife

Geography

Georgia is a small country situated on the crossroad of Europe and Asia. From the south-east it has a border with Azerbaijan, from the south – with Armenia and Turkey, from the north - with Russia. The western part of Georgia is washed by the Black Sea. Tbilisi is a capital of Georgia founded in the fifth century.

Population of the country with total area of 69 700 square meters is 3 720 000 people. It is amazing but on this small land there are 26060 rivers and over 40 protected areas. That is why the vast part of the country is occupied by untouched nature.

Amazing nature and the diversity of this country was the source of inspiration for a lot of writers and poets. Here we have everything that the traveler can only dream about: mountains of eternal snow, mountain lakes, alpine meadows, canyon rivers full of flowers and fruit, palm coasts, natural canyons, ancient caves, mineral waters and sulfur water pools – thus this place is indeed a heaven on Earth!

In Georgia we have diverse climate zones, that is why it is all year round destination. Here, subtropical and mild climate zones replace each other. Summer is sunny, temperature fluctuates from 29 ° C to 33 ° C., and in winter - from -2 ° C to 4 ° C. It does not matter who you are and what type of vacation you like, this country will satisfy your every wish and caprice!

Sun & Beach

Summer at the Georgian sea coast starts already at the end of May or beginning of June. The weather is usually hot, so you can breathe fresh sea air and swim, if the water is warm enough. Actually the best time for swimming in the sea is from middle of June till end of September. The water is really enjoyable, and the beautiful landscapes just make your vacation as good as it can be. Each Georgian sea resort has its own peculiarities. Batumi is a center of nightlife and entertainment, famous for its discos, clubs, cafes and long beautiful promenade, where you can cycle or have a pleasant walk before giving in to dancing. Batumi Botanical Garden is an attraction for those who love nature: you can spend the whole day walking there! Kobuleti, Chakvi, Gonio and Kvariati are good places for a peaceful vacation with family. If you spend your vacation in Kobuleti, you can visit Kintrishi Protected Area, see beautiful waterfalls, typical Ajarian arch bridges, walk in the forest, learn more about Georgian flora and fauna. Ureki with its magnetic sand is a really good place for improving your health. Anaklia is a small climatic resort which has a lot of space, interesting architectural objects - from ancient fortress to ultra modern bridge. Recently it started hosting music festivals.
 
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Nightlife & Entertainment

Tbilisi and Batumi become more and more popular among tourists not because you can try delicious food there or visit ancient sightseeing but also for numerous entertainment options which are available there, such as wine cellars, restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs. You can try your luck at casinos as well.

The most iconic clubs and venues for electronic music lovers of Tbilisi are Bassiani, Mtkvarze, Cafe Gallery, Khidi, Old Hippodrom, Elektrowerk. You get get the updates from them on their facebook pages: the new artists come there every weekend. Batumi's club life is booming rather in summer.

When winter cold vanishes and nights become brighter, it is time to get together and have much fun here. In the summertime various music and folk festivals are calling, so be prepared to party several days in a row somewhere in a beautiful outdoor setting. The biggest summer festivals of the year are Black Sea Jazz Fest (Batumi) and electronic music festival GEM Fest (Anaklia). Besides that, there are usually several big concerts of world stars like Maroon 5, Robbie Williams, Aerosmith.

Autumn and spring bring festive gastronomic experiences at New Wine Festival, Cheese Festival, Tbilisoba and many other events, where you can get closer to the culture and taste local cuisine. Visiting indoor water parks, playing board games or quests, going to cinema and doing shopping are good options for rainy days.

Of course, after active nightlife you need to recover… And did you really think that the Georgian mineral waters and wines were for drinking purposes only? You’ve never been so wrong! On our map there are places where you get high class spa care based on natural Georgian wines and well known curative waters. Beside this, you can try bathing in thermal water, balneotherapy, classic spa treatment, and last but not least don’t miss a chance to visit the famous sulfur baths of Tbilisi.

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History

History of Georgia is the history of struggling for freedom. Nearly all the largest empires in the world attempted to possess this land. But after all, we amazingly managed to survive and preserve our independence. There were times when several huge invaders at the same time struggled for having influence over Georgia. The reason of all these wars was strategic location of Georgia between Europe and Asia on the major trade artery - Silk Road.

Dmanisi Hominid
Dmanisi archaeological excavations prove the fact of ancient humans (hominids) living on the territory of Georgia. Human skull recently discovered here is 1.8 million years old and the most ancient on the territory of Europe. It means that Georgia is the homeland of the first European.

Greek Era
The first signs of the state of Georgia emerged in II BC at the Black Sea coast. Wealthy Kingdom of Kolkheti ruled by legendary king Aieti was situated here. Heroes of the famous Greek myth "Argonauts" visited Georgia in this very period to grab the Golden Fleece. This story is connected to the method of gold mining in Georgia. In Mountain Rivers Georgians used sheep fleece to clean water from sludge and obtain gold.

The Romans
After the Romans pushed into Persia, they set their eyes on Georgia sending their famed general Pompey in 66 BC to conquer the country. Remains of the stone bridge built by Pompey still exist in Georgia. Soon all of Caucasia fell under Roman rule, but it did not last long, and by the I century BC Georgia was considered as an ally not a subject state.

The Adoption of Christianity
Georgia was the second country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. Saint Nino of Cappadocia introduced Christianity to the Georgian people in 337 AD. Georgia’s early adoption of Christianity had huge implications on how the future would have developed for Georgians, as it permanently oriented the country to the West, to Rome, and later to Europe as a whole.

Arab Domination
In 645 Arab armies swept northwards through Iran and captured Tbilisi forcing country to pay tribute. By the X century Arab rule in Western Georgia had weakened and the Byzantine Empire was rapidly expanding. Byzantine Emperor Basil II was able to retake most of Georgia and unite east and west as one nation.

David the Builder
Despite its turbulent history Georgia managed to become the strong kingdom by the XII century. This period is linked to the name of David the Builder (1089-1125), legendary king who initiated the country’s Golden Age. After implementation of political, economic and educational reforms, in 1096 he was able to stop paying tribute to the Turks and defeated them completely in August 12, 1121 with the 50 000 army against 300 000. Human treatment of Muslims during this period set a standard for tolerance that was unique in those times and was a hallmark of his enlightened rule.

King Tamar
Georgia reached its zenith during the rule of Queen Tamar (she was referred as King because of her incredible power). She was the grand-daughter of David the Builder, and during her reign Georgians enjoyed a cultural renaissance, evidenced by building churches and monasteries as well as
developing art of frescos and ornamental design. In this period also arose literary tradition. Genius Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli dedicated his epic poem “The Knight in the Panther Skin” to the Queen Tamar.

Mongols
Georgia was the first European country to be conquered by Mongols. Under the leadership of great warlord Tamerlane, Mongol army invaded Georgia
eight times during 1386-1403 years. Mongol invasion seriously damaged the Georgian state and the further development of the nation.

Persian and Ottoman Invasions
In XVI century Georgia found itself trapped between two expanding empires, the Ottoman Turks from the West and the Persians from the East. Both of them struggled to invade Georgia. The fall of Constantinople and the corresponding change in trade routes greatly weakened
Georgia and endangered its future. The Shah of Persia invaded Georgia four times, conquered Tbilisi and captured numerous people. Eventually the kingdom was divided into two spheres of influence of both empires.

The Russian Empire
It took Georgia a lot of time to recover and only in the XVIII century country was able to become independent again. Though shortly afterwards due to the new threat coming from Iran and Ottoman empires in 1783 Georgia had to sign a treaty with Russia making Georgia a protectorate of the Russian Empire.

Existence as a part of Russia ended up in a declaration of independency of Georgia in 1918. Georgia existed for 3 years as an independent state before in 1921 it was annexed by the Red Army of the Soviet Union. Despite numerous historical obstacles and wars, exhausted country managed to survive and in May 26th, 1991 eventually gained its independence. This day is the major national holiday of the country.

This small country managed to stand through all the difficulties that befell on it for thousands of years. Unanimity, faith and struggle brought results and today Georgia is an independent sovereign state. We are proud of our history, of every day, spent on this blessed land since we are one of the most
ancient nations – the nation who loved, loves and will always love freedom!

Culture

You are about to discover a country of diverse culture, rich history and unique artifacts. Georgia is home to the first human outside of Africa who settled down here about 2 million years ago. Georgia is an ancient country at the crossroads of the Eastern and Western civilizations, where the European and Asian way of life and traditions merge for thousands of years. Indeed this country has a lot of amazing things to show you and tell you!

It is impossible to visit Georgia and not get charmed by its traditional architecture, that counts more than 1300 years. On the streets of the city, river canyons and mountain peaks you will see ancient unique domed temples painted with frescoes created based on Bible.

If you are looking for something very special and mystical, you should definitely visit the monastery complexes carved into the rocks:

Vardzia is a monastery complex built in the 12th century, which consists of churches carved into the rock, cells, secret tunnels and halls. This is one of the most eye-catching tourist attractions of the country.

Davit Gareja is a complex of monastery caves of the feudal era carved into the rock. Its walls are painted with ancient frescoes.

Uplistsikhe is a cave town. Yes, exactly the cave town and one of the most ancient settlements of the Caucasus. Caves, carved into a massive rock are firmly standing for thousands of years and even today keep their old appearance.

Georgian polyphonic music is globally prominent for its special harmonious sonority. Since 2001, Georgian polyphonic music is among UNESCO’s world intangible cultural heritage list. The polyphonic structure of this music has not changed over the centuries and still can be heard across the country - in the city and in rural areas, in the churches and monasteries and during various cultural events. Georgian traditional “Sufra” (table, feast) is unimaginable without this music. This sonority is the part of Georgians’ genetic code and most accurately expresses the character of this nation.

Rhythm, dynamics, geometric order, discipline, destructive energy, simultaneous teamwork and individualism – This is Georgian folk dance. Georgian dance embodies the history of Georgia - fighting, development, peace, love, amazing synthesis of feast and sadness. Fast and precise solo roles are shifted by calm, but dynamic group choreography, sword dance – by light and earnest women dance roles. For a foreign eye, Georgian dances remind action scenes from Hollywood, saturated by special effects. In reality, all this is incredibly realistic. Georgian folk dances are highly appreciated all around the world, therefore, Georgian ensembles with their show programs and concerts, visit numerous countries throughout the year.

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