Iran Travel

What kind of city is Iran?

The person who will go to Iran should know that the more than half of the country is desert. This geographical structure leaves its mark on the culture, structure, architecture and history. In that vicinity, a culture was born and stil exists.

The people can guess that it will be very hot when they go there in summer. You can go there easily as it is our neighbour. You do not need visa but passport. The people who know English are a lot. In the past, they were interested in American culture. Iran travel photo

Now, they are opposed to America. Because the important part of Iran people live in America, there is a relation between each other even if there are not flights to America. 35 % of Iran consist of Turkish people. So Turkish is spoken. Important of that is Azerbaijani people.

Another part consists of Turkmen people who came here in Otoman time and wait for us in Oguz Clan which is important part of the country in Eastern Anatolia mountains.

Is Iran an expensive country?

It is one of the cheapest countries. I can put it top of the list. Its hotels are cheap too. In other words, you can stay in 4-star hotel in Teheran for 20 or 25 Liras. Taxi prices are cheap too. You can hire a car and get around Iran. The food is cheap but there are not a lot of kinds. With the budget you manage your life, you can live three times richer than in Turkey.

If you get around the country by a guide, this may be expensive. You may not need because you do not have language problem. You can get around there with the information about Iran you got from books or magazines. As we go there in a Professional way, we use guide. When you go there normally, you may not need a guide.

You can find people who speak Turkish wherever you go. English or another language is not  compulsory. Therefore, Iran is a cheap country.

Is Iran a secure country?

You should not think Iran like the other ones, there is shariah. Therefore it is a place where they cut the one of the people who stole something and behead them. You have to wear  head scarf even if you are foreign.

Iran map photoI do not know in detailed but you have to think that the things you do in your own country normally can not be normal in Iran.

The rules are valid in every part of country. People can do what they want in their house. Drinking alcholic drinks is a guilt. We can not say that there is no pickpocketing but a little. You have to pay attention the other things.

The cities are homogenous and modern for both men and women. They are more modern than Istanbul.

How can we go to Iran?

You can go there by train, bus, ship or plane. We do not suggest you to go by car certainly. Traffic rules in Iran are very bad and the people do not obey the rules. There is no lane understanding. You can hire a car but going there by taxi is cheaper because the oil is very cheap.

You can get around all of the country by car in a cheap way. Because of punishments of the pickpocketing or another crimes, it is a secure place.

What kind of clothes should we wear ?

If you go there in summer, you can not get around there in shorts or a very short skirts. The women can wear mini-skirt on your trousers. I suppose that they can not wear short sleeved T-shirts. In the past they could show their wrist but now it is forbidden.

The political power can be sometimes hardened. They may not accept men to have hair gelled hair and very artistical face.  The one who goes to Iran will see that the only foreign is him. The women have to wear head scarf.

What kind of problems may we face in Iran?

In fact, you can get around the country in an anxious way. There are some rules, for example you can not take a photo comfortably. There are people who wear chadors and you have not to offend them. There may happen problem but it may be. Our guide was anxious.

If he whad been  relax, we could have worked in a more comfortable way. There are not a lot of entertaintmet programmes, Iran is like coronach country or it is a country as if it was mourning. You can feel Karbala feeling there.

When you open a Turkish channel and see everybody dancing, you see that there is a county entertaining a lot. The Iranian people come to Turkey and make shopping. They have close relations with Turkey. They are not unfamiliar to Turkish people as the important part of Iran consists of Turkish people.

Which cities should we see in Iran?

Mazenderan area in Khazar shore is one of the places you should know. You can also use domestical lines in Iran. The flights are very cheap. You experince such these things in a very expensive way. Its hotels and food are very cheap so you can plan getting around everywhere of Iran with a small budget. If you use highway, you can start with Tebriz then to Tehran. Tehran photo

There are some places between Teheran and Tebriz. There is certainly a historical value there. In eastern way, you can follow silk road and then arrive South desert. You can go Yezid and return again. They can take a flight and come to Kermensah.

In fact, for a person who works can get around one part of Iran as he can not have a long holiday time. If he is a student and is there for summer holiday, he can get around all of Iran.

Where can we stay in Iran ?

It is an introvert country – in other words they see us as bogeyman – but they do not do anything to people, do not eat them and they do not have negative approaches.

They love Turkish people, treat in a friendly way. We do not know them but they know all the famous Turkish singers, actors of Turkey.

As it has not got a tourism section, there are mostly hotels and Iranian people stay there too.


Dubai Travel

Does having a holiday require high budget as it is thought?

You planned a vacation to Dubai and wanted its budget to be very high, then Dubai travel for 299$ including aeroplane expenses is not impossible…

But if you like, it is possible to lodge in Dubai where the  world’s limited in number 5 stars and architecturally incomparable Dubai hotels are existed for 2500$, 3000$ and even as far as 5000$ if you can afford.

Dubai building

But if your aim is to buy electronic appliance, you do not need to spend so much money for this. The reasons for Dubai’s to be chosen when it comes to the technology are its being close to the Far East and being sold the goods imported from Far East here in a duty-free and tax-free way. That’s why Dubai is the most ideal place to buy mobile phone

Of course you can buy various electronic appliances apart from mobile phone; cameras, laptops… But if you happen to go to Dubai and need mobile phone we advise you to steer for them firstly. Then you can steer for another electronic appliance …

On account of living in Dubai is not that expensive, you have the chance of tasting any countries’ cuisine with very affordable prices…

Dubai has barely public transportation even there is no such a chance. We have two advices:

  • Either you can rent a car with reasonable conditions and access anywhere in Dubai  very easily.
  • You can engage a taxi with very ridiculous prices…  For example, you can wonder around Dubai from one end to another end with just 10-12$ maximum cost…

It means travelling to Dubai is not so expensive as it is thought to be…

What should we watch for when we are in Dubai as a tourist?

The United Arab Emirates are consisted of total of 8 emirates. Of course these have a certain number of way of life, cultivations and traditions according to the each emirate.

Dubai Downtown

Dubai is the modernist emirate among them…  For example; Şaja (another emirate of United Arab Emirates) has more though rules and more secluded…  Even, it is such a secluded emirate that it is forbidden to drink alcohol in the hotels in this emirate.

Abudabi is an emirate located between Şaja and Dubai but the people in Dubai preserve their modern, far-sighted traditions and customs having high living standards  apart from their traditions and customs…

That’s why, as Turkish people when we arrive there, we can have the chance of wearing whatever we like  without having no difficulty. We are not having any difficulty just because we are Turkish because we go to a country whose people are Muslim.

As in the case of other Muslim countries, people are very hospitable against Turkish people, because religious fraternity is in the foreground. As you know Dubai is a shopping paradise, it is one of your aims already to go there.  Bargaining is possible but it should be in reasonable limits. I mean it is not possible to buy a good with a tenth of its price as you do in the Far East. That’s why it is advisable to keep bargaining at reasonable limits.

How to go to Dubai?

You decided to go to Dubai travel, you are very lucky because there is already 3 airlines directly going to Dubai (from Istanbul, from Europe).

Dubai marina

Airway communication; you have the chance of flying  Dubai at the various hours of the day via Dubai’s domestic airline Emirate in the first instance,  and also Turkish Airlines and Singapur Airlines. Flight time is approximately 4,5 hours; it is not a long time.

Do we need a visa to go to Dubai?

Yes, we do. But it is not required detailed visa transactions like Europe, Australia and America.  You  just  xeros specific pages of your passport and give them to your travel agent and airline; and these are sent to Dubai.

Dubai night

These are translated into English in Dubai and then your visa is sent to you as a photocopy.  All you need to do to enter this country is to put this photocopy into your passport. This will make wondering around the country easier for you.

If you planned a Dubai travel, you must know that you should just lead to Dubai. Of course not for the sun and for the sea. Because on account of the life there is planned to be cheap, 4-days as minimum or 5-days as maximum vacation will be an ideal duration for you.

Which months are the most ideal ones to go to Dubai?

If you want to go to Dubai firstly you should bear in mind these;  Do not ever  think of going to Dubai when Europe is experiencing summer. If you want to go there in such hot days that even it is possible to cook egg on the walkways in 50 degree and you feel strong enough to bear such a hot weather, it is not the case of course. The most ideal time to go to Dubai is when it is winter in Europe. 

Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Because it is the time when the desert climate and the hot weather in Dubai is at minimum levels and equivalent with 20-25 degrees. And it is very available for shopping. December, January, February, and march are the most ideal months to go to Dubai. Then the most ideal months to go to there are winter months.

Dubai is always crowded in 12 months of a year if you like or not. Because people infest in Dubai to buy themselves the closest and cheapest electronic appliances. And for this the weather is not the case. On account of  gigantic shopping malls having air-conditioner, it is not the case to be effected by the weather in Dubai. That’s why Dubai is crowded in 12 months of a year.

How is the cuisine of Dubai?

You have not a problem like famishing in Dubai. We can say this easily. Because Dubai has not its own cuisine.

Although Dubai is integrated with arab culture, on account of being one of the United Arab Emirates is very touristic, it will be very easy for you to find world cuisine there.

If you like a cuisine which is very similar to Turkish cuisine, then I advise you to prefer the restaurants in which you can find typical arab foods and also hummus, kebab, durum.

Be sure with this that you will not have starvation problem.

You could find these questions’ answers in this post:

  • What should we watch for when we are in Dubai as a tourist?
  • How to go to Dubai?
  • Do we need a visa to go to Dubai?
  • Which months are the most ideal ones to go to Dubai?

Dubai is generally wants visa from you. So you need to take a visa for Dubai. Dubai travel will be very exciting travel for you, you have to visit there.