Iran’s Persian Gulf Tourism Project is to be implemented in Shiraz.
The largest tourism project in the Middle East will be inaugurated in Iran in 2010 on a projected budget of more than $500 million.
“The Persian Gulf project is going to be the largest and the most advanced tourist complex of its kind in the Middle East,“ Hosseini, chief executive of the project announced, PressTv reported (Feb, 2008)!
Located in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz, the complex will consist of a 7-star international hotel, 2,500 shops, a parking lot capable of accommodating 5,500 cars, a 15,000-square-meter hypermarket, 6 cinemas and numerous other facilities.
The project’s board of directors claim that construction safety standards will be strictly followed and believe that the complex will be a significant tourist attraction in the region.
One of the must see places in Shiraz is ’Hafeziyeh’ which is the tomb of intellectual noted Iranian poet Hafez.