Hengam Island - Iran Tourist Attractions
Hengam Island, in the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz and Qeshm Island, is known for its simplicity and natural beauty, featuring unique beaches, playful dolphins, diverse wildlife, and scenic landscapes with palm groves and limestone mountains. The island holds strategic and military importance due to its location and historical significance, having been occupied by the Portuguese during the Safavid dynasty. Its indigenous people are from the Al Bu Falasah tribe, linked to the ancestry of Dubai’s rulers. A major tourist attraction is the dolphins, which arrive in autumn for reproduction and stay until mid-spring.