She found herself caught up in the worst terrorist attack in the city's history, the latest in a string of terrorist attacks across France and beyond.
Davletova's friend who works at Nice's town hall told them to hide inside a casino. "She understood what was happening right away," the guide said.
"We went inside the casino. People were rushing in from the street to hide. Then the doors were closed and we were told not to leave. We saw what was happening in the hallway through half-closed doors. The wounded were brought in; there were so many of them," she recalled. "Those who were inside the casino did not understand what was happening, because there was no cell coverage. We could not reach our loved ones."
They were allowed to leave at approximately 1 a.m. Davletova saw bodies covered with sheets in the casino hallway.
"There were many bodies on the highway. We were afraid to leave, because we live in different parts of the city. It was dark," she said. They stood for a while and finally decided to go home. "I was walking along the highway. There were bodies covered with sheets everywhere."
"They were planning to watch the fireworks. I am still waiting to hear back from her," the eyewitness said. "There was a Russian guy in the casino, probably 20 years old. He was also standing there waiting. He happened to be there by chance, he was walking past the casino and talking on the phone and then he looked over and saw the truck."
He rushed into the casino with Davletova and others. "He was trying to reach his mom," she said.
"Lots of people lost sight of each other. A woman who was the first to run into the casino with a baby stroller burst into tears because her husband fell on that highway. I hugged her; I had no idea how to console her. She continued crying as she didn't know what happened to her husband," Davletova recalled.
The attack took place at approximately 11 p.m. on Thursday night at Nice's waterfront following a fireworks display marking the Bastille Day holiday in France's fifth most populous city. It claimed the lives of at least 84 people, including children.
President Francois Hollande and other French officials referred to it as a terrorist attack.