As an Islamic republic almost all alcohol is strictly banned in Iran. The import, sale, manufacture and consumption of alcohol in Iran are strictly forbidden, with the exception of some Iranian religious minorities; Armenians, this doesn’t include foreigners. Any breaking of this law should lead to drastic measures.
Unlike Iran’s image in the media, Iran is considered one of the safest countries in the Middle East. There are no terrorist attacks or street riots in Iran. The everyday life runs normally and smoothly. Tourists move around Iranian cities without facing any obstacles. Most of the big avenues and squares have police stations centred somewhere visible in case help is needed. There are also Tourism Police Stations located in some of the touristic places. The number for calling police, if faced by any problems is 110. Verbal harassment is limited to some cat calling.
Women should be wearing a shawl, or a scarf covering their hair, the material, or the way of covering doesn’t matter. They also should be wearing something that covers the hip area; a long tunic, shirt, or blouse. Simply put, it shouldn’t be something too flashy, or too sexy in order not to attract too much attention. As for men, there are no restrictions regarding clothing, except that men in Iran aren’t allowed to wear any kinds of shorts, only pants are allowed.