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My Top 10 Food Surprises in Iran
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Arva Ahmed
The more I have tasted the melting meats, fragrant pilafs, slow-simmered stews and sweet-savoury expanse of flavours expertly navigated by authentic Iranian restaurants in Dubai, the more I have longed to visit. I finally embarked on my first small journey to Iran last week (thanks to Jason Rezaian, Tehran correspondent for the US-based Washington Post). One would hope that this 8-day trip would have quenched my burning thirst to learn more about the cuisine – but far from it. My visit has only fired up new questions, new desires and an even greater hunger to learn, one that will take many more trips to sate.

Shekarestan: Sweet Iranian Animation
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shekarestan is an Iranian animation presenting Persian proverbs and folk tales; it has won prizes in many international festivals.

Simple Reflections of Iranian Life: Part 1
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mahnaz Mirzaei was born in 1980 in the town of Zarand in Kerman province of Iran. She received a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from Kerman's Shahid Bahonar University. Mirzaei who is interested in tough or in her words "manly" jobs, chose to work at a coal mine.

Nasir al-Mulk 'Pink Mosque' Of Iran Is Like Stepping Into A Kaleidoscope
Monday, April 7, 2014

Yasmine Hafiz
From the outside, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran, seems like a fairly traditional house of worship -- but it's hiding a gorgeously colorful secret.

Gorgeous Photos That Show Why Iran Is A New Tourist Hotspot
Monday, April 7, 2014

Jennifer Polland
Iran is becoming a tourist hotspot this year, with tour operators reporting significant increases in tourists booking trips to the Middle Eastern country.

Nowruz: A Ritual for Praising God for His Blessings
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bahram Amirahmadian
Nowruz is an ancient ritual with a rich history expanded through a vast zone from western China to Turkey, Indian subcontinent and Afghanistan to Iraq, the zone surrounding Iran as a center of the Iranian civilization. This festival is celebrated every year in all of the counties in the district.

Fajr International Music Festival 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014

Firouzeh Mirrazavi
The 29th edition of Iran's most prestigious music show and competition, Fajr International Music Festival, has started its programs in the capital city of Tehran.

Iran Gradually Becoming Prime Destination for Muslim Medical Tourists
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thanks to its geographical position, the conditions in neighbouring countries, economically reasonable prices and advanced medical facilities, Iran is gradually becoming a destination for Islamic and regional medical tourists. Hospitals in Iranian cities offer medical and health care services for foreign medical tourists. Medical services in Iran are comparable with those offered in advanced countries.

Historical Churches in Iran
Monday, January 6, 2014

The majority of churches in Iran that possess historical and artistic value were built around the eight century A.H. or the 14th century AD, and the period thereafter. Of course, this does not mean that there were no churches existing in the country before that period.

Iran's Biggest Passion Play in Khansar
Saturday, December 28, 2013

The city of Khansar is located in the central Iranian province of Isfahan. Every year, when the lunar months of Muharram and Safar arrive, the overall situation in the city changes and special mourning ceremonies are held which are one of a kind.

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