Iran, a country amongst the top 20 largest countries in the world, has more land area than any European country. As a matter of comparison it should be noted that its area is more than twice that of Turkey and France, the largest country in the European Union. Unlike Saudi Arabia, the biggest land mass in the MENA region, Iran is not infertile desert-land for its most part. But, the country has a great diversity of geographical features distributed throughout the whole land. Many call Iran a four-season country, in which one may find all kinds of weather conditions during the whole year. This quantity of land mass and the quality of diversity provide a very favorable foundation for investors in various industries such as tourism and transportation.
For instance, having considered building recreation services and tourist attraction complexes, it is possible to develop those sites in several locations with unique features, suggesting profitability throughout the whole year. We have the deserts of Dasht-e Loot and Dasht-e Kavir, forests of northern regions, southern shores of the Persian Gulf and mountains at the heart of the country. Other than investment opportunities in tourism, Iran has the potential for great amounts of investment in transportation and shipping sectors. Iran’s access to international waters by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and the shortage of renovating activities in recent years, imply that large amounts of capital are required to get invested in sea transportation facilities and ports.
More important than the size of the country, is the fact that most of the land is underutilized, deserving investors’ attention. Iran has several large cities throughout the country with lots of specific potentials. Having considered the tourism industry, most cities which have their own unique attractions require their infrastructures to be renovated. More than that, there are also lots of potential sites in the country, in which, an assortment of industrial plants may be established. These sites are mostly located in areas with the best supply of human resources available to operate those plants. Those places are also fertile in case of consumption and demand, making them a very fine point of interest for any investor considering long-term goals.
Those industrial complexes mentioned earlier, can be set up to export goods to neighboring countries, which implies a requirement for enhancing transportation routes, fleets and infrastructures that is also a point of engagement for international investors.