Qeshm Island, Iran

Collection with 19 media items created by Nicola Zolin

07 Aug 2014 15:28

Located in the Strait of Hormoz, in the Persian Gulf, the island of Qeshm is rapidly expanding, growing in population, business and infrastructures.
New hotels and living quarters are eating up the arid landscape to accommodate the tourists and the international business community. Qeshm enjoys the status of free enterprise zone: visas can be obtained easily by foreigners, the circulation and convertibility of foreign currency and capital is unrestricted. The city-capital has particularly become a major hub for Iranians tourists and business men alike. However, the West of the island is still inhabited by one of the most traditional communities of Iran. Fishing is the leading occupation, but an increasing amount of workers are employed in the gas extraction industry.

Iran Qeshm Island Middle East Persian Gulf Population Landscape Tourism Iranian Tourists West Industry

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Qeshm Island, Iran
By Nicola Zolin
28 Feb 2014

Map of Qeshm Island which is located on the strait of Hormuz.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
01 Mar 2014

A part of the island seen from a hill.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
02 Mar 2014

Tourists set up their tents on the sidewalk between the street and the sea shore.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
03 Mar 2014

Tourists take pictures on the main beach of Qeshm Island.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Dargahan
By Nicola Zolin
02 Mar 2014

High school students wait for the bus to take them home.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
01 Mar 2014

A billboard that shows a picture of a new building under construction. The island is witnessing massive economic growth because, in addition to the money generated by the flow of tourists and gas revenues, it is a free trade area.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
02 Mar 2014

One of many buildings under construction.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
By Nicola Zolin
01 Mar 2014

A young citizen of Qeshm drives past one of the main gas refineries on the island.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Salakh
By Nicola Zolin
02 Mar 2014

Fishermen in the remote village of Salakh. Fishing is the main activity for local people.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Haft Rango
By Nicola Zolin
01 Mar 2014

A child plays with a kite in the village of Tabl.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
28 Feb 2014

Sunni Muslims pray in one of the mosques on Qeshm island. Sunni muslims are a minority in mainland Iran, but the majority on Qeshm Island.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
28 Feb 2014

A child by the window of a Sunni mosque in Qeshm city.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Haft Rango
By Nicola Zolin
02 Mar 2014

A woman, in Tabl village, wearing the traditional burqa.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
01 Mar 2014

An ice cream vendor in Qeshm Island.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
01 Mar 2014

Mustafa, the owner of a bread shop in Qeshm, walks around the city at night.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
01 Mar 2014

A manikin in a shop window on Qeshm Island.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
01 Mar 2014

A family poses for a picture in the commercial center of Qeshm Island.

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Qeshm Island, Iran
Qeshm
By Nicola Zolin
03 Mar 2014

Women eating at a fast food restaurant in Qeshm.