The city was founded in 1586.
Airport lies southeast of the city and not so far from the city center. A taxi from the train station to the airport takes about 25-35 minutes and can cost $15-25. Public transportation to and from the airport is uncomplicated, as there is direct bus service between the airport and the city center.
Mado Bistro ul. Lenin 16, just opposite to Mcdonald's, offers Meals for about 200R and is recommended by Longly Planet. If you are in business and want to have a nice dinner, go to LaRuch restaurant as it is not cheap but is really nice. Nice Ufa restaurants are Svoya companiya, Gedza, Japonika, DelMar, 1st Kalyannaya, Jet, A Kafe, Prospect.
There are several nice hotels in Ufa: President Hotel, Bashkortostan Hotel, Amaks-Tourist Hotel and Azimut, but the best are President Hotel and Bashkortostan Hotel as they are the most comfortable. President Hotel is located in the city but in the forest zone. Bashkortostan Hotel located in the historical part of the city on Lenina Street.