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Iran

Etymology

Country name, from Persian Iran, from Middle Persian Ērān “(land) of the Iranians,” genitive plural of ēr- “an Iranian,” from Old Iranian *arya- (Old Persian ariya-, Avestan airya-) “Iranian”, from Indo-Iranian *arya- or *ārya-, a self-designation, perhaps meaning “compatriot” [online etymology dictionary]

Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

Iran OPNFV Group – A group for Iranian professionals interested in network vitalization an OPNFV in next generation networks (NGNs). Please join to be informed from last news and events. [meetup]

Kong/Tehran – Come meet up with the creators of Kong and other devs, ops, and admins using Kong. Originally developed internally at Mashape.com to handle API management for over 10,000 APIs with billions of requests a month, Kong has been open sourced to provide easy Microservice and API Management for everyone. [meetup]

Permanent Beta Iran – Join this group if you want to share and learn new things and if you want to contribute to a better world. In this community you meet interesting people, social entrepreneurs and pioneers. And of course it’s fun! [meetup]

Persepolis F.C. – Persepolis Football Club, also spelled Perspolis, is a Persian Gulf Pro League professional football club based in Tehran, Iran. Persepolis F.C. was founded in 1963 and has been in the first division of Iranian football since 1968. [meetup]

How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

Ashenae – Ashenae which in English translation means “Acquaintance” came to the mind of the owner as a good start to have each other’s acquaintance (Ashenae). We are constantly updating the website so feel free to send us your comments on how we can improve the site to make your experience with us more fun and rewarding. [ashenae]

Iranian Dating – Welcome to Iran, a land that evokes an intriguing fusion of both independence and tradition with a rich Persian culture enhanced by the historic civilization influence and the modern time sophistication. Iranian Dating is excited to be the fastest growing online dating site in Persia and the place where real online love and dating begins! [iranian dating]

Iranian Personals – IranianPersonals.com is the top Iranian dating site in the world today. We pride ourselves on helping Iranian singles find men and women who are compatible with their specific needs. Iranian Personals can help you find that special someone! [iranian personals]

Iranian Singles – Iranian connections worldwide. [iranian singles]

Persian Soulmate – See why Persian Soulmate is the fastest growing relationship site on the web. Create your Persian Soulmate profile to begin the exciting journey towards finding your match. [persian soulmate]

Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Adventure Iran – Adventure Iran (AI) is the incoming tour operations division of Caravan Kooch Tour & Travel Company, doing business since 2006. Caravan Kooch Tour & Travel is a fully licensed tour operator under the official Iranian Government’s Iran Touring & Tourism Organization (ITTO) strict licensing guidelines and requirements. [adventure iran]

Pazira Travel Company – Uppersia travel company operates Iran tours and trip packages for your holidays including private and public tours in the range of budget, premium and Luxury trips. The packages encompass sports and adventure tours and short trips are also available for any cities or areas in Iran. Our travel experts are eager to help you get the most out of your tour to Iran. [uppersia]

Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

Amir Chakhmaq Square, Yazd – Amir Chakhmaq Square, built in the 9th century in Yazd, is part of Amir Chakhmaq Complex. The complex, including a mosque, an square, a caravanserai, a Tekyeh (a place where religious mourning rituals are held), a bathhouse, a cold water well, and a confectionery, is well known for its symmetrical sunken alcoves. [wow travel]

Azadi Tower – The Azadi Tower (formerly known as the Shahyad Tower) is Tehran’s most iconic landmark. It was built in 1971 to celebrate the 2,500 years of the Persian Empire. The tower is 50 meters tall (164 ft) and is located at Azadi Square, the largest square in the Iranian capital. [wow travel]

Bazaar of Tabriz – Step back in time to 15th-century Persia by visiting Tabriz with its covered Qaisariyeh Bazaar, one of Iran’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the world. [wow travel]

Eram Garden (Bagh-e Eram), Shiraz – Eram Garden is a historical Persian garden in the north of Shiraz and includes several historic buildings and the botanical garden. It is one of the most beautiful and monumental gardens of Iran. Apparently, its history goes back to the period of the Saljuq Dynasty (A.D.1038-1194). [wow travel]

Grand Bazaar, Tehran – Tehran is the political and intellectual heart of Iran. It’s not the prettiest city in Iran, the honor belongs to places like Isfahan, Yazd and Shiraz. But it is without a doubt the most important, vibrant, and stimulating city. and the best place to experience it would be the Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is a historical market and the commercial heart of Tehran. Throughout its history, in addition to shops the Grand bazaar has contained banks and financiers, mosques and guest houses. It boasts over 10 km (6.2 miles) of labyrinthine covered shops and is the oldest trading center in the city. [wow travel]

Imam Reza Shrine, Mashhad – The magnificent buildings and structures in the holy shrine of Imam Reza situated in the holy city of Mashhad, comprises one of the oldest and most beautiful religious and historical monuments in the world. The Imam Reza Shrine is the largest mosque in the world by dimension and the second largest by capacity. [wow travel]

Kashan – Kashan is a large city, in the Isfahan province, western Iran. The city grew to become one of the most important trading centers of Iran between the 12th and 14th centuries. With its origins dating back to late Neolithic times (approx. 7,000 BCE), Kashan is one of the oldest human settlements in the world. Archaeological remains of artifacts and buildings dating back 9,000 years can still be found in the city. [wow travel]

Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Isfahan – Naqsh-e Jahan Square, known as Imam Square, formerly known as Shah Square, is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city. It is the second biggest square in the world, with its lush gardens and fountains, bustling bazaars, and its extravagant series of palaces, mosques, and Islamic architecture. [wow travel]

Nasir-Ol-Molk Mosque, Shiraz – The Nasir ol Molk Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque, is a traditional mosque in Shiraz. From outside it looks like a conventional mosque, but inside there is something more. This is a space where light and worship intertwine. The mosque comes to life with the sunrise and colours dance throughout the day like whirling dervishes. It reflects on the ground, walls, the arches and the towering spires. It even reflects on the visitors as if a colorful ball is hit by the first sun ray and explodes to thousands of butterflies all around. [wow travel]

Old City of Yazd – Sandwiched between two deserts, this isolated oasis town offers the visitor one of the best examples of traditional Iranian mudbrick architecture. The city of Yazd’s first mention in historic records predate it back to around 3000 years B.C. when it was related to by the name of Ysatis, and was then part of the domain of Medes, an ancient settler of Iran. [wow travel]

Persepolis – Situated 60 km (37 miles) northeast of city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Persepolis (meaning “city of Persians”) was the ceremonial capital of the first Persian Empire –  Achaemenid Empire. The well-preserved ruins that remained buried in sand till 1930s were discovered and excavated by French archaeologists. [wow travel]

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Isfahan – Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square in Isfahan. The Dome of this majestic little jeweled mosque is widely considered one of the great masterpieces of Islamic architecture in the world. It is one of the smaller mosques in the area, designed to be used solely by the royal family. [wow travel]

Valiasr Street, Tehran – Valiasr Street in Tehran is reportedly the longest street in the Middle East and one of the longest in the world and is a great place to relax. It’s full of American-style fast food outlets like McMashallah and Kentucky Fried Chicken. The street is where you come to do some serious shopping. It is full of known European brands. [wow travel]

Festivals

Festivals

Chaharshanbeh Souri – If Navroz is the Persian equivalent of Easter, Chaharshanbeh Souri, in many ways is the equivalent of Halloween. The event is celebrated on the eve of Navroz. [iran visitor]

Mariam Noronha – avroz or the Iranian New Year is probably the most well known festive celebration in Iran and Chaharshanbeh Soorie probably comes a close second. Iran is home to people of different religions and ethnicities and each community, neighborhood or province has its own set of festivities and celebrations. While many of these are happy occasions some are somber and solemn observances. [iran visitor]

Navroz (Nowruz) – Navroz meaning ‘New Day’ is a festival which dates back 3000 years to when King Jamshed called astrologers and declared that 21st March, the day that the sun leaves Pisces, the twelfth sign of the zodiac and enters into Aries, the very first zodiac sign would be the day when his kingdom would celebrate ‘New Year’. It has been celebrated with pomp and fervor ever since. [iran visitor]

Yalda (Chelleh) – Celebrated on the 21st or 22nd of September, the Yalda festival celebrates the longest night of the year, at the end of which light triumphs over darkness. The following day is the day of harvest and the beginning of the rest period, a time for family to converge at the home of the oldest member and indulge in a spread of Iranian food, summer fruits and an array of nuts while reciting poetry and catching up with what is happening in each other’s lives. [iran visitor]

Public Transit

Public Transit

Bus – The bus is a great way to travel in the city and can get you where you want to go, but it can be very crowded. They are also affordable and have a lot of routes around in the city, but be aware that they are often filled during some of the busiest times of day. [world66]

Taxis – There are usually taxis available in the city ,and you can decide which kind you want to take. If you have the hotel get the taxi for you, you will find they are usually older cars and are not able to go fast on the highways if you are going to be traveling out of the city. If you get the taxi service on your own, the cars are in better condition and can go faster. [world66]

The Metro – The metro is a clean and affordable Tehran transportation option. There are lines available to take you where you want to go in the city, and they have affordable rates. The train cars are segregated in the Metro, so women will need to sit in a certain car. You will need to check to see where you are supposed to sit. If men and women are traveling together, you will need to agree in advance which stop to exit the train. [world66]

Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

Big Data Iran – The goal of Big Data Iran is bringing together people working on Big Data, Data Engineering, Data Science projects. If you’re using Pandas, Spark, Hadoop, Apache Cassandra or any other NoSQL related technology, if you’re involved with web apps, enterprise apps, data analytics, financial apps or storage at massive scale, or simply want to learn more about the space, then you’ll find something interesting here. [meetup]

Docker Tehran – Meet other developers and ops engineers using Docker. Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. [meetup]

Iran OpenStack – This is official Meetup account of Iran OpenStack community. In this account, we announce our meetings, conventions, seminars and all activities in our group. If you interested in cloud computing and IaaS and specially OpenStack, you can join us. [meetup]

Meteor Tehran – Meet other developers using Meteor. Share your knowledge, apps, and get feedback from others. Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you’re an expert developer or just getting started. [meetup]

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Spanish in Tehran Meetup – This is a group for anyone (young, adult, professional…) interested in Spanish language. We organize encounters where we learn Spanish, we practice Spanish, we read articles and poems, we get to know cool people, …. and we have fun with Spanish language! [meetup]

LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

LGBT Tehran – LGBT films series music and more. [facebook]

Resources

Resources

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