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Car for hire
Cars can be rented in Tehran through ...
Driving Tips
Driving yourself is not recommended as ...
Metro
The metro system in Tehran is new ...
From the airport
A private taxi is the best way as you ...
Taxi
Getting a separate taxi for yourself is ...
Buses
The bus service in Tehran is extensive ...
City in a Day
The scale of Tehran simply does not allow a true indication of the city to be had in just a day. ...
Tehran Music and Sound festival
takes place for the whole month of August at the fairground in Tajrish. The festival incorporates ...
Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF)
this is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Middle-East with publishers from all around the ...
Nowruz and Sizdar Bedar
the spring festival of ‘Rejuvenation’ starts on the first day of the lunar New Year and is ...
When to go
Tehran is situated 1200m above sea level so is slightly cooler than most other Middle -Eastern ...

Tehran, Iran

 

Tehran today
The city of Tehran is not described as ‘pleasant’ by most but a few days getting to know the place will allow you to unearth unexpected treasures. It is clearly divided into the affluent north and the gritty south. Both parts of the city have experiences to offer the keen tourist.
Southern Tehran with its maze-like roads and many impressive squares has many traditional and unique restaurants, teahouses and places to stay as well as interesting museums. The vast sprawl and pollution may be undesirable however.
The northern suburbs boast more luxurious housing, parks and galle

Tehran back then
‘Tehran’ in the local Farsi language means ‘at the foot of the slope’ which is obviously a description of the city’s location at the foot of the majestic Alborz mountains. It has been the capital of Iran for 200 years, making one of the oldest and most populous capital cities in Asia.
According to geographical writings from the 10th century AD, Tehran was a small village where the people from the neighbouring town of ‘Rey’ fled to in order to avoid capture by the Mongols. The town grew steadily from then on. In the Safavid dynasty, Shah Tahmasb built up the city as an admi

Ferdossi Grand Hotel
No.24, Forobhi Ave., Ferdousi St.
Telephone: 6719991-3 Fax: 671149, Website: http://www.ferd
Laleh International Hotel
Dr.Fatemi St., Cross Hejab
Telephone: 896 5021, Fax 896 5517
Website: http://www.laleh
Melal Apartment Hotel
68 Naseri st, off Valiasr Avenue, Northern Valiasr Avenue area
Telephone: 8879 0543
Simorgh Hotel
No. 1069, Corner of Delbasteh Alley, Next to Saee Park, Valiasr Avenue, Telephone: 88719911, Fax: 
Tehran Enghelab Hotel
Talghani Avenue
Telephone: 646 7251, Fax 646 6285
Four star hotel in a central locati
Bolour Hotel
191, Qarani Street, in the Valiasr square area.
Telephone: 8829881, 8823080.

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Dusto-e
is a souvenir shop with a large range of items and beautifully crafted ornaments. A good place to pi
Ferdosi Carpet Bazaar
 sells all sizes and shapes of carpet and is a good place to make a carpet purchase without the cha
Tandis Shopping centre
in Tajrish contains brand name shops such as Prada, Fendi, Banana Republic, Diesel, Zara, Guess and
The Jomeh Bazaar
The Jomeh Bazaar or Friday markets are held in the multi-storey carpark on the east side of Jomhuri
Geisha Street, Milade Noor Street
Geisha Street, Milade Noor Street and Karim Khan Street have countless Jewellery shops where gold an
Jahan Crystal Company
is an art and crystal shop located at No.1643, Valiasr Avenue. Telephone: 22668916-9. It is open 9am

International digital media fair and festival
usually held at the end of September to the middle of October, this festival showcases the digital t
Nowruz and Sizdar Bedar
the spring festival of ‘Rejuvenation’ starts on the first day of the lunar New Year and is celeb
Tehran Short Film Festival
organized by the Iranian Young Cinema Society, the festival is held at and encourages the production
Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF)
this is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Middle-East with publishers from all around the wo
Fajr International Film Festival
is held in the beginning of February every year and is quite a prestigious event. It commemorates th
Tehran Music and Sound festival
takes place for the whole month of August at the fairground in Tajrish. The festival incorporates tr

Western fast food restaurants
similar to McDonalds and KFC are located around Enghelab street and Valiasr Avenue, in the Tajrish s
Zeitoon Restaurant
Located in the Ferdosi Grand hotel; No.24 Kooshk e Mesri st. Ferdossi Ave
 Telephone: 667270
Alborz Restaurant
Telephone: 8761907
North Sohrevardy Avenue, After Shahid Beheshti Avenue.

This
Agha Bozorg
Delicious ‘dizi’ is made at Agha Bozorg on 28, Keshavarz Boulevard along with other traditional
Baba Taher
Located in Jomhuri-ye Eslami avenue
Serves all kinds of food in traditional décor and surrou
coffee shops
On the south side of Jomhuriyeh Eslami Ave, west of Ferdosi St are a string of coffee shops where co

Fast Facts
-Location: Tehran city is located in the central north part of Iran, and is the administrative capital of the Tehran municipal district. It is separated from the Caspian Sea by the Alborz mountain range.

-Dialing code: country: +98
                                  : city: 021 followed by an five to eight-digit subscriber number. Mobile phone numbers begin with a three-digit code 91x or 93x.

-Emergency numbers

Police: 110
Fire: 125
Ambulance: 115
Directory inquiries: 118
Tourist Information Helpdesk: there isn’t a dedicated office for tourism-related enquiries, but some tour operators may be helpful. Iran Touring and Tourism Organisation:  655687154. The Department of Alien Affairs can process visa extensions but is generally very busy: 8904560
Car Breakdown Service: The touring and Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran: 8958096
Airport Enquiry: Tehran Mehrabad Airport: 21 6693 0934
Imam Khomeini International Airport: 21 5100 6015


Railway Enquiry: 556114 for information and 5382939 for prior bookings.
   
-Population
14 million

-Languages
Farsi, Arabic, English

-Time zone
UTC + 3:30; Daylight savings time :UTC + 4:30 in summer

-Average January temperatures
-1 to 5°C

-Average July temperatures
26 to 37°C

 

In Muslim countries there is usually a masjid at every street corner so we are not listing masjids here.

What to do with Children in Tow
Tehran isn’t too child-friendly overall but there are a few activities that would amuse and entertain the kids.

There is ...

In Muslim countries the food served in most restaurants is Halal so we are not listing halal restaurants here.

Health and Safety
Possibly the most dangerous aspect of Tehran is the traffic. Unless you are completely at ease, do not expect to drive and be aware of your ...

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