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Entertainment Complex for non-Muslims to be established in Iran's Qeshm island

Tehran - 25 July, 2005 (CHN) - A residential, tourist and entertainment complex will be soon constructed in Persian Gulf island of Qeshm by Armenians who live in Iran. In the complex, Iranian religious minorities and foreigners can experience entertainments without usual Islamic limitations which are current in Iran.

"Marina tourist agency, which belongs to an Armenian lady, has grasped the license for establishing the complex in which women and men can swim jointly" said Ali Akbar Einollahi, the tourist deputy of Qeshm free zone.

"The mentioned Agency has requested building a complex," he added, "in which Armenians and foreigners can have entertainments according to their regulations, and also, can hold their ceremonies and rituals."

According to him, establishing such a complex can make a positive influence on attracting foreign tourists who are now more concentrated in Dubai.

He asserted that the initial license was issued in Tehran and the second license is waiting to be signed by the province officials.

Only Armenian minority and foreigners are allowed to enter the complex and the entrance of Iranian Moslems is forbidden. The special ceremonies, like Christmas and The Easter, can also be held in the complex.

Einollahi explained that these activities can provide entertainment opportunities here in the country, so Iranians do not have to travel to destinations like Dubai, with spending great expenses!

The initial plans, he indicated, are ready. A suitable plot of land was chosen and handed to the agency. Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism organization will support the construction of the complex by providing long-term loans.

... Payvand News - 7/25/05 ... --

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