Vital Travel Facts:
1. Visa On-Arrival for UAE and GCC Residence Permit Holders. Visa charges are classified in 3 classes: Up to 3 Days Visa costs 1,000 Armenian Dram; 21 Days Visa costs 3,000 Armenian Dram; 120 Days Visa costs 15,000 Armenian Dram. For children below 18 years, Visa is free.
2. On-Arrival Visa Fees is accepted only in Armenian Dram and you can exchange USD/Euro/Pounds at the exchange office near the visa counter. Other local currencies are not accepted by Airport Exchange so it’s prudent to carry USD to avoid hassles and get a better value for your money.
3. Get pre-activated Calling/Data Sim Card at the Air Terminal itself and you can likewise recharge your mobile balance through generally accessible Pay Machines in Yerevan city. An optimal Data Bundle would cost you around $6 with 200 Local Minutes, 2GB Data.
4. Always take authorized Taxi that keeps running by meter, as there are a lot of unlicensed Taxicabs accessible however the driver may create a fuss for you at the time of payment.
5. Must hire a Guide for all visits outside Yerevan City as you'll see it difficult to communicate in English out of the city.
6. Exchange your cash from SAS Supermarket as they give the best rate and accept all currencies.
7. People in Armenia are serene and friendly.
8. You can likewise do a road-trip to Georgia from Armenia and could proceed with the journey to Azerbaijan. I would recommend 15 Days for this triangular trip. Yerevan to Tbilisi is 5 hours drive, from Tbilisi to Baku is 7 hours drive.
Where to Stay in Armenia:
Advisable to book your stay just around Yerevan Downtown. The major landmark of the Downtown is Republic Square and right opposite to it there is Marriott hotel, which can likewise be utilized as a landmark on Google maps to know the distance of your hotel from the downtown area. I generally encourage to check your hotel location on Google Maps. There is no point remaining out of the Downtown area in Armenia as you would be isolated in a corner. Staying in the Downtown area would give you simple walk-able access to the Restaurants, Parlors, Clubs, and Shopping lanes.
For back packers there are a lot of choices in 3 Star inns, hotel apartments, and hostels. For Family Voyagers and the individuals who are worried about facilities, I would recommend them to book their stay just with known 5 Star properties which are accessible in tremendous numbers in Yerevan City. I stayed in Ararat Hotel close to the Downtown area, it's known to be a 4 star hotel, however wasn't superior to any 3 Star inn. So I would exhort on the off chance that you need solaces with quality service then just book your stay with international 5 star inn networks, which are accessible in Yerevan like Double Tree by Hilton, IBIS, Marriott, Hyatt Palace and etc.