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Family holidays with children in Iran - attractions and entertainment

Sadly, Iran doesn’t have a well-developed infrastructure when it comes to activities for families with small children. Family holidays are generally not a well-developed tourist niche in the country, and it is not known why local tourist companies do not pay much attention to it. However, the majority of families travel mostly with kids. If a beach vacation is a primary choice, Kish Island may be the best choice.
Iran is not a country that is popular with tourists, so local people treat foreigners with curiosity. However, they are always cheerful and …
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Besides landmarks, there are several venues that small children and teenagers may find interesting to visit. First of all, there is a giant aquarium with exotic fish. It is always incredibly interesting to see the underwater life in detail, so children usually like this activity a lot. They can spend an hour or even longer looking at colorful fishes and other creatures. A visit to the Dolphin Park promises to be no less exciting. Virtually all children like dolphins, so they will not forget about exciting shows where these friendly marine mammals play the leading role.
To be honest, it is hard to recall any other entertainments in Iran suitable for children. Parents will have to think of their own way to entertain their kids while they are in Iran. Animators and amusement parks are simply absent in the country. In many other countries, there are animators and beach clubs for kids, so parents can relax while their little ones have fun under the guidance of professionals. In Iran, local beaches do not offer this service. Moreover, as beaches are also divided into areas for men and women, only one parent will be able to stay with the kids at the beach. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In general, the majority of family travelers, who have picked Iran as their next vacation destination, complain that local tourist infrastructure is not suitable for families with children. Of course, this doesn’t make a favor to the country’s tourist industry. That being said, it is better to think many times before booking a family vacation in Iran because there is a risk it will not be a joyful and exciting vacation. This is particularly true about tourists who visited family resorts in Turkey and Egypt before and think that Iran offers similar functionality.
Before leaving the home country, it is better to think of ways to entertain your children after the arrival in Iran to make sure they feel comfortable and enjoy their stay. The most important is to keep kids entertained; otherwise, they will not let their parents relax. Consider buying board games, beach toys, and books. Gadgets are also of great help in such situations. Consider downloading games in advance and choose the games that can work offline because the Internet connection is not always good in Iran.
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Be careful with playing cards – tourists need to be careful when using them even if they play for fun. Gambling is frowned upon in Iran, so it is better to refrain from using playing cards in order not to cause possible misunderstanding. Long story short, it is parents’ duty to entertain their children during a vacation in Iran and there is no alternative to that. Perhaps, the situation will change in the coming years, but not much is done at the moment. Family tourists just need to keep this in mind and plan activities beforehand in order not to feel sad and disappointed after arrival in Iran and finding out that there are not many entertainments for children available.
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Lut desert

From the series “The Hottest Places in the World”
According to recent studies, the hottest point on the planet is on the Middle East. We are talking about Dasht-e Lut that is a large salt desert. Recently satellites have managed to place on its territory a new temperature record - the air warmed up to 70.72°C. Scientists quickly found a logical explanation of such a climatic phenomenon. One of the main distinguishing features of Lut desert is its dark landscape. In the daytime, it actively absorbs sunlight and therefore achieving temperature records for this area is a rule rather than the exception.

The desert differs with impressive scale, its length is about 550 kilometers, and the minimum width is about 100 kilometers. Exploring of such enormous deserted area is extremely difficult, so not all parts of Dasht-e Lut have ground … Read all

Susa

From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
The city of Susa in Iran is one of the oldest cities in the world, it was founded no later than 4200 BC. The first settlement in its place appeared 3,000 years earlier; during the study scientists have discovered prehistoric rock carvings and pottery indicating high culture of the early settlers. In the 5th century BC, the city was the capital of Šušan; rulers of the ancient state, and later the Persian kings chose the rich city to live in.

Even in ancient times they erected palaces in the city, which can be assess by the extent of preserved ruins in the historic center. The event that changed the history of the prosperous city happened in the 7th century BC. During the legendary Battle of Susa, won by the King Ashurbanipal, the city was completely burned and looted. Those tragic … Read all
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UNWTO Reveals How the Pandemic Affected International Travel

It is not a secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit global tourism badly, and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) once again proved this. According to the recently published data, international tourist arrivals between January and May 2021 were 85% below the results of 2019 and 65% below the results of 2020. It is safe to say that this is the biggest crisis that world tourism has ever seen in its history, and the industry has to stay in such a state for the second year. Read this

29.07.2021

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