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Kish Highlights

  • Pro
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     Peace,quiet beach 

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     Hot in summer 

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     I am glad I went there 

Kish Things to Do

  • Kariz-e-Kish

    Kariz-e-Kish (also called Payab) is an ancient underground water system with aqueducts and reservoirs 16 metres below surface, under a coralline layer. The system is over 2000 years old and covers about 10 000 sq metres. It has been restored and there are now a traditional tea house and handicraft stalls there.Arriving to the Kariz I was surprised...

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  • Resting

    After some water sports and shopping,one can go for visit the historical and local texture of the island like the city of Harireh,Saffein and Baghu and the the island's 700 years old aqueduct which has been the main element for the locals income during the ages by supplying fresh water to their neighboring regions.

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  • The green tree

    A small complex, surrounding the famous Green tree. It's said that this tree is the oldest (about 600 years old) Lour Tree of the island.There are more of these trees in the island but this one is believed to be the oldest .Some people believe it's a holy tree.(but I've heard the natives don't believe in that.)The form of this tree is really...

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Kish Restaurants

  • Dont miss seafood in island

    Good restaurant,nice decoration,with live music ( dont seat near the music band,the sound is too loud),fresh and delicious seafood Shark Grill ( Koose kabab )Hamour Grill with french sauceSoup of the day

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  • Cafe in Shayan Hotel

    Shayan International Hotel used to be one of the best on Kish, but now there are many more new and expensive ones. Shayan is still expensive, but after walking around midday when it was very hot and humid it felt very nice to come into the air-conditioned café in the hotel.I had an ice-cream (IR 30 000) and a big bottle of water (IR 7000). Plus...

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Kish Nightlife

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  • Cool

    Most people who visit the island are surprised to find another side of Iran. Although there are no bars, clubs or discos in Kish[Like other parts of Iran, alcoholic beverages are forbidden on the Island],but night life goes on joyfully till early morning. Live music, beach gatherings and other healthy entertainments, such as night-scuba diving,...

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  • INFACT THE KISH ISLAND IS ALIVE...

    infact the kish island is alive at night specialy.you can walk in the city and shopping many thing.also you can find many places for eating traditional iranian dishes and another dishes and food.also dinking tea and and ...you can go to casino and play jackpots and another games close to beach.

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Kish Transportation

  • Transportation

    At present, there are a number of international airlines flying to Kish Airport. The most popular airline with the most regular domestic and international flights in Kish is "Kish Air". Kish Air has international flights to Dubai, Istanbul, Varna, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Kish Air also offers domestic flights to Iran's main cities, including...

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  • Taxi

    Tel taxi :Where ever u are in kish, u can call these taxis, this will cost u sth between 10000 to 15000 Rials (for each service). Linear taxi :Those yellow taxis that u can see in the streets and around the island

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  • Ferry

    ...Once again I went back to the immigrations to get the paper I needed. When it was time to leave I still hadn't got my passport back, and I was told there had been a ferry to Bandar-e Lengeh just a few minutes before and that they couldn't give me the paper that day as it was Friday, so sorry you can't go! It was not what I wanted to hear but...

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Kish Shopping

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  • Shopping Centres

    Kish is a trade free zone and many Iranians come here to buy duty free cloths, electronic goods, cosmetic etc. There are many big, modern shopping centres, most of them in the in the east part of the island. I was not on Kish for shopping, but only visited a shopping centre for the Internet café. When I was there I realised everything closed at...

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  • Kish Trade Center

    This is one of many shopping malls in Kish. Refreshingly new, with air conditioned area inside. Clothing stores, fashion and traditional clothing. Shoes.

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  • Hypermarket

    This happened to be my most important place to shop during my stay. All taxi drivers understood "Hypermarket", even if they did not understand english. They have everything you need to survive, and a little more.

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Kish Local Customs

  • Arab vs Persian & local mosques

    Iran belongs to the religion of islam, but they dont look at themselves as arabs. They have a proud history, and call themselves persians. I am not an expert on islam, but I went to see the two mosques, one in the arab town and one in the main city.

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  • Don't be so afraid

    I decided to build up this tip since some members asked me about how we are dressed. Do we need chador-long scafs- there? Ofcourse eevry where u need to cover ur hair, but, it depends on u, but be careful, don't be so relaxe and don't be so scared! Just cover your body and hair.

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Kish Warnings and Dangers

  • by art_ox Updated Nov 17, 2008

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    When I visit Kish Island-Iran, most Kish people were not friendly to Asian. It was very hard to get a good Hotel, every one look unhappy if any asian come to the beach for swimming, and the worst part, I was not allowed to enter a mal by the sercurity. It is almost impossible to see any asian in the mall (actually, there was so many asian in kish island, mostly they come for visa run). What a bad experience.

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Kish Tourist Traps

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    by K1W1 Written Jun 14, 2004

    Kish seemed to be full of expats (Indians and Pakistanis) wanting visa changes for UAE. This process should normally take just a couple of days but for many, the visas failed to turn up and they were forced to stay on the island.
    There is nothing to do here in the heat, as one can only spend so long on the beach and in the shops. Unfortunately for those just waiting, there is only one English TV channel - BBC World, which gets to be very boring after a while.

    Unique Suggestions: Take a good book or a few of them!

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Kish What to Pack

  • by ShHiedarifard Updated Jun 17, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: The less u bring, the comfortable u are!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Your Swim suits ( both men and women-see my local costom tips ) Everything u need for swimming. Ur usual dressed type in Iran.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring any Medicine u use.

    Photo Equipment: There's no rule for it, ur free.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You can bring anything u want, but you cannot sleep near the beache.( Esp. in summer) It's very very hot, besides you all have to stay at a hotel or motel!

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    • Beaches
    • Cycling
    • Sailing and Boating

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Kish Off The Beaten Path

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    Feeding station

    by KingArthur_no Written Feb 13, 2006

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    10 of these feeding and water stations are out up by the goverment. This is a good opportunity to see wild deers.

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Kish Sports & Outdoors

  • water sport

    The only region in Iran in which water sports are active is the Kish island.You can experience scuba diving,water skiing,jet skiing,banana,swimming etc. in the Persian Gulf.

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  • Bicycle Route

    All around Kish Island, along the sea, there is a bicycle route, over 50 km long. Before coming to Kish I had hoped to have the time to cycle, at least part of the route, but while I was there it was absolutely to hot and humid, and not the bicycle season. I noticed in Saffein and by the Greek Ship the route was broken and construction was going...

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  • Kish Diving School

    The first day I arrived to Kish I went to the Diving Centre to ask about the diving, and to my disappointment they were not able to dive that day because of to much wind. I was told that sometimes they have ten calm days with very clear water and then there can be a rough sea for seven, or a few days, giving bad visibility. The next day there was...

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Kish Favorites

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  • Enjoying time

    Just enjoy your time. If you are interested in music there are places near the sea where they play music at night. So tell the taxi or the bus of your hotel that u want to go to such places. Then enjoy yourself near the sea with music.If you are intrested in nature there is a place I've heard about, called ' derakhte sabz'. ( It means Green tree...

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  • Free atmosphere

    There are more women visiting the island than men. This may be due to the more relax and free atmosphere women enjoy on the island. Iranian movie stars and artists are also choosing the island for their long vacations.

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  • YOU CAN SEE MANY CHARMING ACTIVITIES...

    you can see many charming activities on the buildings and hotels and also the houses that all of them have built according to iranian culture and many traditional architecture.

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Harireh, the ruined city
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City of Harireh
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