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Kish Island Travel Information
Kish (Persian: کیش) is a small Iranian island and city in the Persian Gulf, Kish is part of the Hormozgan province of Islamic Republic of Iran. Due to its status as a free trade zone, it is regarded as the consumer's 'paradise,' with numerous malls, shopping centers, tourist attractions, and resort hotels. There are about 20,000 residents in Kish and about 1.5 million people visit the island annually from all over the world. Kish has been most visited by the people from Dubai for the necessary Visa change purpose.
Culture and Economy
Since the mid-1990s the Iranian government has embarked on an aggressive promotional and developmental campaign to tailor Kish as a rival to Dubai but mainly a big rival to Doha. Steps taken in order to accomplish this include launching massive construction projects and programs designed to attract foreign investment and trade. Within the area of the Kish Free Zone, as it is known, the standard laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran are far more relaxed than on the mainland, which has resulted in significant increases in the foreign tourist population over the years, as well as in international trade on the island. However, alcohol is not available here legally, just like the rest of Iran. The inhabitants of the island are mostly Muslims and Christians.
Geography and climate
Kish is located in the Persian Gulf and has an area of around 91 kmē. Along Kish's coast are coral reefs and many other small islands. The climate of Kish is mild in the winter and hot and humid in the summer
Kish Hidden Pearl
In 1999, a group of Iranians decided to build an underground complex. After deep excavation they discovered a rigid coral ceiling. The construction included 300 artists and excavation workers.
Initiated and led by Abdolhossein Khalifeh, the city includes restaurants, tourist resorts, and stalls. Once finished, mud pools and therapeutic locations will be created.
Flower of The East Hotel
the Flower of the East complex is a 1.7 billion euro, massive tourist attraction project began in 2008 and is expected to be finished by 2009. The Flower of the East Development Project is the biggest project on the island of Kish in the Persian Gulf. The project, which includes a 7-star and two 5-star hotels, three residential areas, villas and apartment complexes, coffee shops, luxury showrooms and stores, sports facilities and marina. The project is managed by the German firm Dress and Sommer.