Qeshm Island is one of the largest islands of the Straight of Hormoz, in the Persian Gulf, with a unique geological and natural Status. With an area of 1445 KM2, circumference of approximately 362 km, and a length of 122, Qeshm Island is located along Iranian main land. From geo-botanical point of view it is based along the stripe of northern hemisphere tropical plantation.
This strip in Iran begins from Hormozgan to Sea of Oman and from Ghasre-Shirin to Guatre harbor.
The Qeshm city is within a distance of 22 KM from Bandar Abbas. The northern coast of the island is covered with mangrove forests are dispersed in Iran in northern coasts of the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman from Kangan bay, Sirik to Khamir bay, Qeshm Island, Minab and Laft in Hormozgan province and Jask gulf of Chahbahar and Guatre gulf in Baluchestan province. However, the largest concentration is in the northern coasts of the Qeshm Island.
The Qeshm Free Zone (QFZ) authority was established in 1990 as one of the three free trade and industrial Zones, in the Islamic Republic of Iran. At present 300 Sq. Km of the Qeshm island is Allocated to the QFZ and the rest of the island is considered as especial economic zone, excluding areas in the island used for strategic military purposes.
The Island, by all definitions, is the gateway to the Persian Gulf. Thus sands watch over the channel through which the bulk of the world's oil and gas has always and shall, for the next 100 years, be transported, this location compares most favourably with that of all other Persian Gulf Islands.
Flights to Qeshm with Iran Air
Dayrestan Airport, also known as Qeshm International Airport, is an airport near the village of Dayrestan roughly in the centre of Qeshm Island, off the south coast of Iran.
Iran Air is operating flights to Qeshm and Tehran-Mehrabad.