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Kish is a 90 square kilometre big island in the Persian Gulf, about 17 km from the shores of mainland Iran. It is a very flat island and the highest region is only 45 metres above sea level. ´The population on the island is 20 000, but it is increasing as many people from mainland Iran comes here to work. The climate is very hot and humid, especially in summer (it’s more pleasant other times of the year).
What makes Kish attractive for visitors are the clear and warm water and nice coral beaches. And Kish is a trade free zone, with many shopping centres and low prices. On the island are many expensive resort hotels, and more are being built. Every year about 1,5 million people are visiting Kish. Many Iranians who can afford it comes here on holiday and many workers from Dubai comes to Kish to be able to renew their visa for Dubai. To visit Kish foreigners don’t need a visa for the first 14 days.
Kish has a long history and was first mentioned (by the name Araracta/Arakata) by a Greek sailor, Nearchus, in his memories from 325 BC. In the 12th century Kish was an Arab port famous for its pearls. In the 1960s the Shah of Iran turned the island into a luxury resort and after the Islamic revolution it has become a duty free shopping paradise.
In the east part of Kish you will find most of the resort hotels and big shopping centres. Saffein (the area where I... more travel advice
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