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  • Introduction to Iran
  • Iran is a country in southwestern Asia, located on the eastern side of the Persian Gulf, in the heart of Middle East. Iran is one of the few countries that have all four distinguished seasons. And at any time of the year, in each section of the country, one of the four seasons is visible. One of the world's most mountainous countries, Iran contains ranges of mountains, deserts, rivers and seas. There are various tourist attractions in Iran. You can find more detailed information through the following website:

    Business hours in Iran   are extensive in the services sector. One can shop for clothing, food, and other items or find an open restaurant very late in the evening. Business hours for banks and government agencies such as the post office are more limited. You will find them open between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., though some may close later till 4 p.m.

    Calendar dates  are expressed in the year-month-day order in Iran.

    Electronics  in Iran operate with a voltage of 220 volts, 60 cycles. If your equipment requires 110 volts, bring a transformer and plug adapter.

    Emergency Information: In general, one can dial 110 from any phone for emergency services, including police, 115 for ambulance and 125 for fire department. However, hotels may have their own emergency contact numbers.

    Currency: The unit of Iranian currency is Rial, Internationally abbreviated into RI or Ris. In daily dealings, Iranians use and old currency unit called toman, worth 10 Rials. Although some places will accept a Master Card (subject to an additional 4% charge) we recommend that you use cash during your visit as it is the most convenient and widely accepted form of payment. You can buy Rial at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money exchangers. At the Tehran international airport, currency exchange counters are usually open during normal office hours. The exchange rate fluctuates daily depending on the money market. Detailed information is accessible through the website of Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran :

    It should be added that you aren't able to use any major credit cards in Iran. Then, it is vital to have enough cash with you.

    Taxi service: You can call from anywhere with 133 for Tehran taxi service. It is also will be available at the Information desk in the main entrance of the venue.

    Telephone Usage: To make international calls from a telephone in Iran, dial the international calling number (00), followed by the country code, then city code, and then phone number. For instance, to reach ICR office in Tehran dials 00-98-21-44462077

    Time: The twenty-four hour clock is standard in Iran. Standard Time is 3.5 hours ahead Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3.30).

    Safety: Visitors to Tehran should use the same vigilance as in any other countries, as muggings and other crime can occur. Utilize safety deposit boxes in hotels for valuables, and keep your belongings close when carrying them with you.

  • About Tehran
  • Tehran is the capital and the largest city of Iran and the largest in Southwest Asia .Tehran is a sprawling city at the foot of the Alborz mountain range with immense network of highways unparalleled in western Asia .Although a relatively new city that does not evoke the history of other Iranian cities such as Isfahan, Shiraz or Tabriz, Tehran has numerous large museums, art and cultural centers and filled with many historic mosques and areas of interest. Tehran enjoys a moderate climate can generally be described as mild during spring. Tehran is a diverse and beautiful city, combining the ancient civilization of Persia with modern developments and living.

    Weather: Iran is one of the only countries in the world which has the complete four seasons. Three factors play an effective role in the climate of Tehran: Alborz Mountains, the western humid currents, and the latitude. Usually, in mid-March, the weather grows warm. In late April, the weather begins to grow warm at a faster pace, so that in mid-May, it is rather hot.

    Mean Temprature (C) Mean Temprature (F) Mean Humidity (%) Mean Rain
    Max Min Max Min A.M. P.M. mm
      April   21 9 69 48 54 40 36
      May   28 14 82 57 55 47 13

    More information can be accessible through the website of Iran Meteorological Organization :