There are about 95 islands in the Persian Gulf, of which more than 40 islands are located in the geography of Iran. Most of these islands are home to animal species, oil bases and uninhabited, and only two Iranian islands have tourism infrastructure.
the Persian Bay is the common area of Iran, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Among these countries, most of the islands belong to Iran. Bahrain, also an island in the Persian Gulf, owns seven other islands.
The other nine islands are in Kuwait, five in Oman, seven in Qatar, 11 in Saudi Arabia, and 16 in the United Arab Emirates sea borders.
Except for Qeshm and Kish, which are more familiar than other islands of the Persian Gulf, Hormoz, Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs, Hendurabi, Lavan, Hengam, Naz, Lark, Siri, Greater and Lesser, Farsi, Negin, Khark, Kharko, Shif, Minoo, Khor Musa, Dara, Sadra, Tahmadon, Ariana, Zarkuh, Shidor, Abbasak, Om al-Karam, Nakhilo, Garm, Booneh, Captain’s Tomb, Three Teeth, Mataf, Mir Mahna, Um Sila, Sheikh Karameh, Cheraghi, Marghi and Moliat are other Persian Gulf’s Island of Iran.
Half of these islands are residential and some have military and oil facilities. Most of the uninhabited islands have also become animal habitats.
Access to most of these islands of the Persian Gulf is difficult and in some cases impossible, and sometimes requires permits from the governorate, the environment, natural resources and other institutions.
Passenger traffic between most of the islands is done by fishing boats and sea buses. Passenger ships are established only for a limited number of islands, including Kish, Qeshm, Hormuz, and Khark.
Sea traffic between islands is usually not possible, for example, you cannot travel to Qeshm from Kish Island, you must return to the ports of Hormozgan and from there to Qeshm or Hormuz. To travel to Hengam Island, which is close to Qeshm Island, you must go to Qeshm and from there reach Hengam Island by fishing boats.