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Shiraz

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nelly

  • Rate: free tours!
  • Min hours: 1
  • Languages: Persian

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General information

Shiraz (شیراز) is the capital city of Fars province and a treasure trove of Persian culture. It is also the former capital of Iran, during the Zand dynasty's era (1747-79), and also the celebrated birthplace of the great Persian poets Hafiz and Saadi. It is also been said to be the origin of one of the best wines in the world called Syrah. The city has a population of about 1,300,000.Climate: Shiraz has a hot semi-arid climate with large temperature differences between winter and summer. Despite being at the same latitude as Cairo and central Florida, Shiraz features quite chilly winters and the average low temperatures is -0.4°C (31.3°F), while afternoons remain cool at about 12°C (53°F). Cold waves don't usually dip that south in the country, but nighttime lows can occasionally fall below -5°C (23°F). The record low is -14°C (6°F). Most precipitation also falls between November and April, mostly in the form of rain as snowfalls are very uncommon. Summers on the other hand, can become hot, but not to the extend of cities such as Ahvaz or Bandar Abbas. Temperatures usually range from 36°C-38°C (97°F-100°F) to 19°C-21°C (67°F-70°F). The record high is 43°C (109°F) and above 40°C (104°F) can be expected during heat waves.By planeShiraz International Airport (IATA: SYZ) (ICAO: OISS) has regular flights to all major and some smaller cities in Iran. There are International flights to Istanbul,Dubai, Sharjah,Kuwait, Doha: Turkish Airlines operating daily direct flight from Istanbul to Shiraz and vice versa; Qatar Airways flies 4 times a week (on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) from Doha to Shiraz and vice versa; Air Arabia operates Daily Flight between Sharjah (UAE) and Shiraz; Iran Aseman Airlines Flies once a week (on Fridays) from Shiraz to Muscat and vice versa; several Daily Flights are available between Shiraz and Dubai operating by Iran Air, Iran Aseman Airlines and Fly Dubai; there are some weekly Flights between Shiraz and Kuwait City; BoraJet is planning to fly between Istanbul and Shiraz and Fly Baghdad will operate a weekly flight (on Tuesdays) between Najaf(Iraq) and Shiraz soon; there are some charter weekly Flights between Antalya (with an hour stop in Adana) and Shiraz operating by Freebird Airlines and AtlasGlobal (former Atlasjet).these charter Flights are mostly Operating from the middle of March until the End of September.From google maps you can see there is a metro station at the Shahid Dastgheyb roundabout.It is 10mins walking, most probably there are shuttles going there.The previous information was wrong, as it says that there is no metro station in Shahid Dastgheyb and hat you have to get a bus until Namazi metro station

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