Habits


Iranians have their own habits. Knowing these habits will helps you as a tourist have a better interaction with local people when traveling to Iran.

Iranians have their own habits. Knowing these habits will helps you as a tourist have a better interaction with local people when traveling to Iran.

  • Hospitability is part of Iranians culture. People specially in small cities and villages behave kindly with tourists specially foreigners. 
  • It is possible that people invite you to their homes. 
  • You may have been asked about some personal things like your age or income. These kind of questions are not abnormal in Iran.
  • Do not surprise if people hug your baby, it is because of their interest in the baby .
  • Do not compare Iranians with Arab people. 
  • Persian Gulf is the old and real name of this sea, Please name it in the correct form.
  • Normally in Iran, people sit on the floor. It changed in big cities but in small cities and villages people sit and lie down on the floor. 
  • Complimenting is one thing is not easy to explain. It can be easy to explain with an example. You take a taxi. When you want to pay, the driver say "Be my guest!". It is not his real intend, it is just a polite sentence in response to your question. In many cases like paying  or entering, people ask you not to pay or invite you to be the first person who enters.
  • importing and Drinking alcoholic are forbidden in this country. All foods are Halal.
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