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TRAVEL FACTS

Money & Currency The Iranian rial (﷼ in Persian) but symbolized internationally as IRR is the currency of Iran; however, prices are often quoted in Tomans (تومان). One Toman is equal to ten rials. • Coins are issued in values of 50, 100, 250, 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 rials with banknotes produced in 500, [...]

VISA

General Required Documents for visa 1. A filled out printed version of the VISA FORM (void of scribbles and scrawls). 2. A copy of and the Original passport of the applicant. (The applicant’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of application & contain a minimum of two blank pages [...]

LANGUAGE

Persian (Farsi) Persian (Farsi) and Persian dialects are the most widely spoken language, used by 58% of the population. Turkic and Turkic dialects and Kurdish are also used. Arabic is spoken by 1% in Khuzestan in the southwest and Turkish in the northwest around Tabriz. English, French and (to a lesser extent) German are spoken [...]

EMERGENCY

110 is the telephone number of the local Police control center, it is probably easiest to phone 110, as the local police have direct contact with other emergency services, and will probably be the only number with English speaking operators. 125 for the Fire and Rescue team (these numbers are frequently answered by the Ambulance [...]

EMBASSIES

IRAN EMBASSIESIRAN CONSULATES FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN TEHRANIRAN EMBASSIES AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA (TIRANA) REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA (Buenos Aires) REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA (YEREVAN) AUSTRALIA (CANBERRA) REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA (VIENNA) KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN (MANAMA) REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH (DHAKA) KINGDOM OF BELGIUM (BRUSSELS) REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (SARAJEVO) REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL (BRASILIA) REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA (SOFIA) [...]

COMMUNICATION

Our customer care wants you to enjoy the best of our services, for this reason, we committed to providing you with the local sim card More recently, some facilities in major cities use broadband wireless or DSL connections. All coffee net places will also have a DVD burner for downloading photos and videos from digital [...]

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

The Iranian calendars are a succession of calendars invented or used for over two millennia in Iran (Persia). One of the longest chronological records in human history, the Iranian calendar has been modified time and again during its history to suit administrative, climatic, and religious purposes. The modern Iranian calendar is now the official calendar [...]

DRESS CODE

WOMEN Women judged to be dressed immodestly will also be refused entry. The wearing of headscarves is obligatory in public. In Tehran, lightweight clothing is worn from April to October while medium weights are advised from November to March. The most common uniform consists of a head scarf (roo-sari) to conceal the head, a formless, [...]

CARNET DE PASSAGE

The Passport for your vehicle The international customs document Carnet de Passages permits the temporarily duty-free importation of road vehicles into certain countries of Middle East (Iran…), Asia, Africa, South America, to Australia and New Zealand. It entitles a person to take several trips with the same vehicle and is usually issued with one-year validity. [...]

ABOUT IRAN

Geographically Iran is located in west Asia and borders the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Its mountains have helped to shape both the political and economic history of the country for several centuries. With a total area of 1,648,195 KM2, Iran is an 18th largest country in the world and [...]

FOOD & DRINK

The good news for travelers is that Iranian cuisine is superb. A wide range of influences from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, Europe, and the Middle East have created a diverse, relatively healthy range of dishes that focus on fresh produce and aromatic herbs. It's a safe bet that all food in Iran is halal [...]

MUSIC OF IRAN

Classical Music Of Iran The repertoire of melody patterns in traditional Persian art music is organized into systems or modes. The seven main systems are called Dastagh, and the five secondary systems are Avaz. Classical Music of Iran, The Dastgah Systems presents examples of both. The music usually consists of a solo instrument or instrument [...]

LEARN FARSI

With over 100 million speakers worldwide (13th in the world), Persian is an official language in Iran (where it is locally known as Farsi), Afghanistan (where it is locally known as Dari) and Tajikistan (where it is locally known as Tajiki and is written using the Cyrillic alphabet). Persian is also spoken by minorities in [...]

FESTIVALS

NowRuz, now means new and the word Nowruz means day, so Nowruz means starting a new day and it is the Celebration of the start of spring ("Rejuvenation"). It starts on the first day of spring (also the first day of the Iranian Calendar year), 21 March, in that 12 days as a sign of the [...]

Transportation

In City Bus & Minibus The most economical, and usually the fastest, way to traverse the city is to travel by public buses and coaches. These are plentiful, with a variety of routes that cover even the remotest parts of town. Buses tend to be quite comfortable when it comes to seats, and Tickets are [...]

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