Pearl of the Persian Gulf
With its luxury cars and hotels, Kish is an island of extravagance where one can pamper themselves for a few days, forget their worries, go on shopping sprees and immerse themselves in the warm blue waters of the Persian Gulf.
Famed for its coral reefs, Kish is a flat island with no mountains or any other natural elevations. It is also one of the Persian Gulf islands with the longest sunny hours, ideal for people who love to doze in the sun and wake up with a natural tan.
The weather on Kish is almost always warm. The island has long hot summers, in which humidity sometimes reaches 100%, and very short mild winters.
Some of the most popular attractions of Kish Island include Darius Grand Hotel and the Dolphin Park, which is surrounded by over 1,100 palm trees and houses a Silkworm compound along with Butterfly, Exotic Bird and Cactus gardens.
The Island, compared to a hidden pearl, has an underground water channel known as Kariz, which has a 2,500-year history. There are seashells, coral and fossils covering the ceiling of this Kariz that experts believe are as old as 270 to 570 million years.
This coral island offers a variety of sports activities such as scuba diving and horseback riding, tourists need no entry visa for at least 14 days, and the enticing lure of its warm sandy beaches and tall palm trees is irresistible.
The island is also a free trade zone and offers investors a 20-year tax exemption and allows businessmen to register 100 percent foreign-owned companies.
Top things to do:
- Kariz Underground City
- Dolphin Park
- Kish Grand Recreational Pier
Top foods to try:
- Marqooq- A stew specific to Kish Island, which is served with rice.
- Samak Mashwi- Grilled fish.
- Berenj Shekari or Sugar Rice- A sweet rice dish served with fish.