Gabala district is a unique region of Azerbaijan that is the most beautiful. Its main site is the ancient Gabala, the ruins of which are 15 km. away from the new town. Modern Gabala city is located on the bank of Damiraparanchay River and has a nice view of the snowy peaks of the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Gabala district is the ideal place for leisure with its rivers, chestnut and walnut groves, and mineral springs. Here are a few five star complexes, small family hotels, recreation areas and tourist camps. Among the local attractions there are the so called Russian forest, river valleys, the famous Chestnut forest, and numerous picturesque villages.
The town also hosts an annual international music festival in summer of classical music, jazz and mugham, which is attended by bands and artists from around the world.