Natural phenomena to take your breath away (talcum powder beaches, sand-dune oceans and biblical mountains) combined with the oldest and most astonishing monuments (desert caravan trading forts, a rose-red city half as old as time and a host of religious must-sees).
An easy region to travel to, from and around – with the world’s best airlines. The Middle East offers some of the world’s most outstanding ancient monuments and modern day religious sites. Stunning deserts, underground caves, deserted beaches, wonderful hospitality, wildlife and awesome modern-day building developments. There are surprises at every turn, from the world’s largest man-made mountains and desert mirages to mocha coffee en route to Mecca.
Historical relics, World Heritage sites, mountain skiing, Kish island beaches and friendly people.
Dome of the Rock, Mt of Olives, Wailing Wall, River Jordan, Masada … and barrage of Biblical sites. Red Sea coral, Mediterranean beaches and most of the world’s religions.
Petra’s Siq; The Dead Sea; King’s Highway; Crusader forts; diving off Gulf of Aquaba; friendly smiles; Roman chariot ruts at Jerash; juicy dates; Wadi Rum Camel Corps; Bedouin camping and never ending caravan routes.
High mountain cedar trees; fruit to die for; ancient religions; 1,000,000 pound bank notes; Paris of the east; Turkish baths; spectacular caverns; Island of Palms; serious gastronomic traditions and the largest found Roman hippo.
Desert sunrises; Friday camel races; extensive caving; big game fishing; 16th Century Portuguese forts; Omani silverwork; the Green Mountain; palm-fringed coastline and never ending sunshine.
The friendliest welcome; awe inspiring desert; Queen Zenobia; the most famous of all crusader forts Crac des Chevaliers; road to Damascus; hide away hammans; biblical history; yabrak vine leaves; Friendship festivals and souks to squeeze through.
The world’s largest airport hubs, sci-fi developments, flood-lit horse racing, guaranteed sunshine, indoor skiing, world’s tallest building, giant tomatoes.
Miles and miles of Empty Quarter; Qat to chew; Mokha coffee to drink; Queen of Sheba; original Manhattan buildings; desert Kasbahs; the Hadramaut Valley; the most remarkable city in the world; road side gun stalls; lush mountains; lazy afternoons and hundreds of hill tribes.
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