Tehran is the capital of Iran, it is the most populous city in Iran and the third largest metropolitan area in the Middel East. The majority of the people of Tehran are Persian-speaking people, other Iranian ethnicities in the city are: Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Lurs, and Kurds who speak Persian as their second language. Tehran is a two part city, a northern and a southern part. The northern part is prosperous, modern, cosmopolitan and expensive while the southern part is less attractive but cheaper.
Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, with great museums, Tehran is home to many historical collections, such as the royal complexes of Golestan, Sa'dabad, and Niavaran, cultural attractions, parks, restaurants and warm friendly people, which all make Tehran a pleasant place to visit.
Tehran has two airports, the Mehrabad and Khomeini international airport, a central railway station, the Tehran Metro, a trolleybus, a BRT system and a large network of highways.
• Tehran Grand Hotel, four stars, is located in the city centre and is nine kilometres from Mehrabad International Airport. The Grand Hotel has 250 rooms, Deluxe rooms and Standard rooms. Both the types have: twin or double beds and housekeeping services, individual ACs, flat screen TV, direct dial service, internet access, mini-bar, mini fridge, fire alarm and sprinkler system, magnetic keys and hair dryer. Some of the general services are a restaurant, sauna (both dry & steam), indoor swimming pool and massage service, 24-hour help desk, elevator, taxi/ transportation services, baggage rooms and others. Grand Hotel Tehran also offers 24-hour room service, meeting/banquet facilities, currency exchange, business center, photocopy, 24-hour coffee shop & others.
• Ferdowsi International Grand Hotel a four star hotel with more than 200 rooms and fair value for great amenities. This popular hotel is also suited for business travellers. Experience Persian hospitality in this hotel which is ranked among the best in Tehran. The rooms are devided in three categories: either single, twin or double VIP rooms. They all come with Persian rugs, refrigerator, mini bar, air cleaning nsustem, tv with satellite, telephone, souns system, bathroom and internet among others. The Ferdowsi Grand Hotel is situated opposite to the Ancient Persia Museum.According to the Global Destinations Cities Index in 2016, Tehran is among the top ten fastest growing destinations.
Tourist attractions Tehran
Museums in Tehran: Carpet museum, Reza Abbasi Museum, Ferdows Garden, Glassware and Ceramics Museum, Museum of the Qasr Prison, the Safir Office Machines Museum, Malik National Museum of Iran, National Car Museum of Iran, Nationaal Museum van Iran, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art with works of Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
Landmarks in Tehran: Tughrul Tower, the Milad Tower, Imamzadeh Saleh, Shemiran, Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, Golestanpaleis, Azadi Tower, Borj-e Milad, Sa'dabad palace Complex and Niavaran palace Complex.
Parks and gardens in Tehran: Laleh Park, Jamshidieh Park, Mellat Park, Chitgar Park and Pardisan Park.
The proximity of the mountains make it a good destination for winter sports enthusiats: the Alborz range, Shemshak, Dizine and Tochal winter sport area. These areas provides fantastic conditions for ski lovers in the winter. The mountain hotels and ski-clubs are full several days a week. Specialist skiers consider the northern Tehran to be some of the best ski areas in the world.
Shopping in Tehran
Most of the international stores and upper class shops are located in the northern and western parts of the city.Shopping malls and centres Tehran: Hyper Star Shopping Centre, Tiraje Shopping Centre, Tandis, Golestan, Palladium Mall, 7center and Safavie, Tandis Mall in Tajrish, The Old Grand Bazaar, Tiraje and Hyperstar Mall.Shopping districts Tehran: Valiasr, Shariati, and Mirdamad.Bazaars Tehran: the Grand Bazaar of Tehran and the Bazaar of Tajrish.Shopping districts: Valiasr, Shariati and Mirdamad, all have a wide range of different shops.