Event Information


What: Dylan & Aliya's Uzatu Toi Marriage Celebration hosted by Aliya's Parents - Nurlan and Bibigul

When: Saturday, August 26nd, 2023 at 6:00 PM with social events starting on August 22nd, 2023

Where: Aul Resort (map) outside of Almaty, Kazakhstan

  • To show our appreciation for traveling across the globe to celebrate with us, we are planing to have  cultural and fun events from the 22nd through 25th (for example, hiking, museums, karaoke - traditional Kazakh hobby :), eagle show, etc.). Feel free to bring anyone.

  • The most common airlines from the US are Turkish and Lufthansa, through Istanbul and Frankfurt, respectively. Taxis through Uber are very inexpensive within Almaty.

  • Aliya's parents live in the Almagul Microdistrict of Almaty, but we recommend getting a hotel in the Almaty city center (e.g., see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, but our default would be Hotel Kazakhstan, linked here).

  • We haven't made a registry because we feel like coming is gift enough. We would appreciate any contribution to the wedding cost for Aliya's parents in keeping with Kazakh customs.


If you are interested in coming (and we understand it would be a huge trip), we'd love to chat about the logistics and other information about Kazakhstan.

Please let us know by the end of January, 2023!