Kish Island, Iran is a famous destination if you are in the process of Visa renewal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Most of the people who went here doesn't have that nice experience to share especially this past few years. I was want of them who has to travel to this Island in not one but two occasions.
Upon arrival in Kish, I stayed in Farabi Hotel. But instead of being a guest, they don't normally treat you as one. While checking in, they will require you to surrender your passport. Something most us find odd and scary. Without passport, its like having your hand tied in an unfamiliar place. Each room is having to share with a lot of people, very unlikely for a hotel. You can't really do much about it though. You can't have your passport back unless you already have your visa to go back to Dubai,
Fortunately for me, I had my company to shoulder all the travel and food expenses. Travelling to Kish, Island wasn't that bad for me, instead of wallowing in self pity, I tried to make it as fun as possible while I was in that situation. Being in Kish was a different story for me. I actually decided to do some tour to see and appreciate its beauty together with some new friends I met along the way.
This is one the ruins that I was able to see.
Their water reservoir
I was told that this ship was one of the oldest
If I am not mistaken, this tree is also an old, old one.
One of the famous thing to do in Kish is Shisha at night, by the way, when you get to visit the place, that is, if you are interested, you need something to cover your head and make sure you wear something to cover your entire body. They don't allow people roaming around with skin showing. You don't want to be in trouble with the police while being away from your family.
Restaurant is near the water. You don't have much food choices though, fish is mostly what's on their menu.
So, make the most out of your travel even if its not really that pleasing.
All the best.