Gusar is often called the “Northern Gates” of Azerbaijan – and with good reason – as it borders with the Republic of Dagestan in the Russian Federation. Four out of the nine climatic zones existing in the Republic are present across the territory of Gusar district.

The year-round Shahdag tourist complex has become a highlight in the district and is very popular. Functioning as an ultra-modern a ski resort in winter and a recreational resort in summer, it lies in the foothills of the stunning Caucasus Mountains.