Visiting

Business hours

Business hours are from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday to Thursday with lunch usually taken for an hour at around 1pm. Friday is a holiday and no business will take place on this day.

Public holidays

January 9 - Birthday of Muhammad and Imam Sadeq
February 11 - Revolution Day
March 20 - March equinox
March 20 - Oil Nationalisation Day
March 21-24 - Norooz (Persian New Year)
March 24 - Martyrdom of Fatima
April 1 - Islamic Republic Day
April 2 - Nature Day
May 2 - Birthday of Imam Ali
May 16 - Prophet's Ascension
June 3 - Imam Mahdi's birthday
June 4 - Anniversary of Khomeini's Death
June 5 - Revolt of Khordad 15
June 21 - June Solstice
July 8 - Martyrdom of Imam Ali
July 18 - Eid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)
August 11 - Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq
September 23 - September equinox
September 24 - Eid-e-Ghorban (Feast of Sacrifice)
October 2 - Eid-al-Ghadir
October 23 - Tassoua
October 24 - Ashura
December 2 - Arbaeen
December 10 - Demise of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan
December 12 - Martyrdom of Imam Reza
December 22 - December Solstice
December 29 - Birthday of Muhammad and Imam Sadeq

Climate

Iran has a hot, dry climate that is characterised by long, hot dry summers and relatively short, cool winters, located between the aridity of the Arabian Desert areas and the humidity of the eastern Mediterranean. January is generally the coolest month with temperatures ranging from five degrees Celsius to 10°C with August heating up to between 20°C and 40°C.

Summers are warm to hot with very little rainfall and virtually continuous sunshine. Winters are very cold, particularly in the northern mountain areas. Rainfall is at its highest throughout the country from November to May, with the area along the Caspian coast receiving the most precipitation.

For weather details, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

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The official currency is the Irani Rial (IRR).

Time zones and time differences

Iran is seven hours and 30 minutes behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out the current time in Tehran, visit the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Iran's country code is +98

For calls to Iran from Australia dial: 0011 + 98 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Iran to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialing codes.

Electricity and water

Iran’s power supply is 230 volts at 50 cycles. The most common plug is the twin–pin European style.

Links and resources

Travel and tourism

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