Anzali Free Zone one of the Best Places to Visit in Iran
Anzali Free Zone is located in Gilan province, on the Caspean sea and the only free zone in the northern part of Iran. It is near Bandar Anzali (Bandar-e Anzali) and Rasht (Capital city). It is also near Rasht Airport. Thus, plane, train, buses, or personal cars are means of transport from Tehran to this free zone. The area with 40 km shoreline located in the north of Iran, formally launched its activity since 2005. The area, to be precise, is located between navy lands and Talebabad village (in the west) and Chaparpood village (in the east), excepting the port area.
It is the nearest free zone to Tehran (capital of Iran) so it says how important the area is. If you have your personal car and there is no traffic jam, it is only about 5 hours or less drive from Tehran to there. The Area is located between Bandar Anzali, Rasht, and Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh cities in Gilan province, Iran.
An International Tourist Hub
Anzali Free Zone, aimed to be tourist hotspot. High potential, beautiful green nature, great weather, Anzali port, juggles and sea have made the area, a wonderful tourist attraction place for world travelers and tourists. There are great tourism capacities, potentials and infrastructures in the area such as hotels, motels, places for recreational activities, water sport clubs, a must see aquarium called Fantastic Aquarium, money exchange, banks, huge shopping malls, and so forth. According to Tehran Times, in 2017, there has been a marked increase in the number of domestic and international tourists who has visited the free zone area in recent years.
Lots of tourists come to Iran to visit the north of the country and the free zone has become a tourist hub in the region. Tourists travel there for tourism, commercial and economic reasons. Statistics has shown a large increase in the number of tourists who visited the free zone in the recent year.
Reptile garden, sea park, aquarium, sport clubs, modern residential and shopping mall and buildings, a marina and eco-tourism plans have made the Trade and Tourism Phase of Anzali Free Zone an interesting location for international and domestic tourists.
There is a nice recreational dock called, “Marina”, that attracts marine tourism in the area. International exhibition centre, Caspian port complex, entertainment centres, commercial and residential complex, coastal sport centers, and well-equiped tourist centres are other reasons to attract international and local businessmen active in tourism industry to invest in the region.
The free zone includes a large area of Bandar Anzali city. Low population density, green intact nature, agricultural lands, access to wonderful beaches, nice weather, friendly and hospitable people, and tourism facilities has made the area a must-see place in Iran for tourists.
Based on AzerNews website (News from Azerbaijan, Business, Energy, Analysis) on 3 February 2019, Anzali Free Zone has become a popular area for international tourists from Azerbaijan, Russia, and Iraq. Therefore, there are wonderful investment opportunities for businessmen active in the field of tourism industry.
Languages in the Region
As you may know, the official language of Iran is Farsi (Persian) but people in the region speaks Gilaki, Azeri (similar to Turkish), and some old generation know a bit of Russian. If you wish to travel to the area, it is suggested to have an interpreter. Remember there is a huge difference between a business interpreter, a tour guide and a licensed translator. If you wish to do business we suggest you to have an interpreter in Iran so that he can help you in the meeting, if you wish to sign a contract seek help from a licensed and certified translator and if you wish to see places as a tourist ask a travel agency to help you with a tour guide.
Business and investment Opportunities
North of Iran, is attractive for tourists from neighbor countries itself. Recently, but the efforts of authorities in charge of Anzali Free Zone Organization, there has been great investment opportunities for business. Several companies have been registered and started to work in the area and there has been investment encouragement plan for business investors and companies working there.
Economically speaking, it is attractive for businessmen and companies as the investors enjoy 20 years of tax exemption in addition to customs duties and value-added tax exemptions inside the area. Anzali Free Zone is in North – South (Nostrac) corridor and the most active port in the north of Iran.
If you wish to do business in the free zone, you should know that you have to know the rules and regulations. You may review Anzali Free Zone organization website and get all the information you require as the website is in English language. The organization have also a huge building inside the Trade and Tourism Phase of Anzali Free Zone.
Akam Ata Anzali Free Zone Company
Akam Ata is a register company in Anzali Free Zone and has got Economic and Trade activity license issued by Anzali Free Zone organization. The company is known as AKAM ATA but the full name is Akam Ata Anzali Free Zone Co. If you wish to do business in the region, need an interpreter in Iran, require business or marketing plan, you may contact us.
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