welcome to urumqi about ef urumqi Established in 2004, EF Urumqi’s administration is composed of twenty foreign teachers, ten local teachers, and thirty support staff. EF Urumqi offers a selection of courses for all age groups. We pride ourselves on offering a professional, supportive, and friendly service to our customers and students. the city With the surrounding deserts and mountains, the huge open-air bazaar, and the cultural traditions of its thirteen indigenous nationalities, Urumqi is a truly exotic location far removed from the average person’s everyday experiences. This rapidly expanding city is still your best choice for cultural exploration in Western China along the ancient Silk Road. You wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to live in not only the largest city in the western half of China but also the most remote city from any sea in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. places around town DA BAZAR A traditional Islamic market area, The Big Bazaar is an incredibly lively place at night. If you visit at sunset, you can even see tightrope walkers. XINJIAN SILK ROAD MUSEUM Located right next to Da Bazar, the Silk Road Museum has more than 80,000 items of cultural and historic heritage. Reflecting the history of the Silk Road, the museum includes treasured documents, pottery, textiles, clay figures, and silk paintings. FUBAR A great place to meet foreigners and locals alike, Fubar is a western owned restaurant in the center of the city. The bar serves imported beers, pizza, fish & chips, and much more. With a pool table, foosball table, and darts, this lighthearted destination is a great place for a newcomer to make good friends.