Kish Island, Iran

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03 Oct 2013 15:00

Kish Island, Iran

Kish is a 91.5 square kilometer island in Iran. Since it has a free trade zone status, it is touted as a consumer's paradise: with numerous malls, shopping centers, tourist attractions, and resort hotels. It has an estimated population of 20,000 residents and about 1 million people visit the island annually. Kish Island was ranked among the world’s 10 most beautiful islands by The New York Times in 2010, and is the fourth most visited vacation destination in Southwest Asia after Dubai, U.A.E, and Sharm el-Sheikh.

In the 1970s the last Shah of Iran turned the island into a luxury resort for the international elite complete with a Grand Casino and an airport designed to handle the Concorde. After the Islamic Revolution, Kish Island became a duty-free shopping center.

Due to its natural attractions, pleasant weather more than seven months a year, and several recreational and sports centers; today the island has turned into a favorite tourism destination in Iran and the region.

Leila Moltaji, an Iranian woman from Tehran, is visiting the island with 5 friends. She said "The island is a place for us to relax. The island is so beautiful and we can relax a bit more here than in Tehran. Here the police is not that strict.”

Kish has a variety of tourist attractions that can be of much interest to a wide category of tourists. Its untapped nature, beautiful beaches and green areas, alongside the clear azure waters of the Persian Gulf have created a unique combination.

Sarah Ahmadi, 24 year old Iranian woman from Shiraz, is at Kish Island with her sister and mother. "Compared to Shiraz, the roads are new, clean and the cares drive safely" she commented on Kish Island. On why Kish Island is so different from the rest of Iran, she didn't really know, but noted that the way of life on Kish is closer to what Iranians really want.

Senior Iranian government workers including governors are frequently coming to Kish Island. An extensive plan for Kish Island until 2025 has been finalized.

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boat
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By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Oct 2013

Companies are taking tourist around the island in boats. Kish Island, Iran.

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Fun at the beach
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By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2013

With the beach available there are numerous activities available for tourists.

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plane
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Oct 2013

Several flights arrives at Kish Island every day, both domestic and international flights. Kish Island, Iran.

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beach volleyball
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By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

Men enjoining the beach volley at the local sports club. Kish island has international sports competitions. Kish Island, Iran.

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construction
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02 Oct 2013

Across the island construction is ongoing. Like a small Dubai. Kish island, Iran.

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Apartments
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By Ulrik Pedersen
03 Oct 2013

Apartments are built across the island for rich Iranian spending the winter at the island. Kish Island, Iran.

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reflection
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03 Oct 2013

Beautiful beach house close to the beach. Kish Island, Iran.

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Sunbathing
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04 Oct 2013

Man sunbathing during the hot afternoon. Kish Island, Iran.

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Men going snorkelling
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14 Oct 2013

Men going snorkelling. Many go snorkelling at this beach, one of the best in the world. Kish Island, Iran.

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Boat trip
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03 Oct 2013

Rich people are coming to Kish Island to enjoy the weather and the beaches. Kish Island, Iran.

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Horse Sculpture
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03 Oct 2013

A horse sculpture by the beach. There are many works of art around the island. Kish Island, Iran.

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Fun at the beach
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03 Oct 2013

There are possibilities for different activities at the beach. Kish Island, Iran.

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Couple in the sea
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04 Oct 2013

Iranian couple swimming together in the sea. Kish island, Iran.

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Woman swimming
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04 Oct 2013

Woman is relaxing in the sea. With the hot weather at Kish Island, the morning swim is refreshing. Kish Island, Iran.

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Women in the sea
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04 Oct 2013

Fully covered women in the sea. There is a beach just for families on Kish Island, Iran.

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Iranian woman on beach
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04 Oct 2013

Coming to Kish Island is relaxing for all Iranians. Kish Island, Iran.

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Apartments
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05 Oct 2013

Apartments for rich Iranians are located across the island. Kish Island, Iran.

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New city
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03 Oct 2013

New city areas are being built on other places on the island. Kish Island, Iran.

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Sunrise
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02 Oct 2013

Beautiful sunrise at Kish Island, Iran.

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Man jumping in the water
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03 Oct 2013

Man jumping from a boat during sunrise. Kish Island, Iran.

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Sunrise
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03 Oct 2013

Sunrise at the beach is witnessed by numerous people and some are going out swimming. Kish Island, Iran.

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Iranian woman on beach
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04 Oct 2013

Iranian women can relax more and show a bit more hair on Kish Island than on Iran mainland. Kish Island. Iran.

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Harbour
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03 Oct 2013

Harbour for private yachts are ready for visitors, both national and international.

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Woman walking on the beach
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03 Oct 2013

Iranian women can relax a bit more on Kish Island.

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women enjoining life at the beach
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03 Oct 2013

Women enjoying life in Kish island, Iran. Life on Kish Island is more relaxed than on mainland Iran.

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sunrise
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03 Oct 2013

Women enjoying the sunrise on Kish island, Iran.

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family swimming in the sea
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03 Oct 2013

Afghan family is swimming and playing in the sea at Kish Island, Iran

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Family on the beach
kish island, iran
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Oct 2013

An Iranian family playing on the beach on Kish island, Iran

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beach view
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By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Oct 2013

View of beach at Kish island, Iran. In 2010 the island was ranked among the world's 10 most beautiful islands in the world by New York Times.

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Square on Kish Island
kish island, iran
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03 Oct 2013

Amir Kabir square decorated with horses at Kish Island, Iran.