Middle East
Holidays to Middle East

Vacations to Middle East

The聽Middle East聽is a region that stretches from聽Egypt聽to the edge of聽Western Asia, filled with magical desert landscapes, unique cultures and historic cities. Travel to the聽Middle East聽is the chance to immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful and complicated lands on earth.

Dubbed the 鈥Cradle of Civilization鈥, the region known as the聽Middle East聽includes the countries of聽Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates聽and聽Yemen. With such an array of destinations to explore, it鈥檚 little wonder that the聽Middle East聽is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and rewarding travel destinations.聽聽

Lying at the meeting point of聽Eurasia,聽Africa, the聽Mediterranean Sea聽and the聽Indian Ocean, the聽Middle East聽was the birthplace of many of the worlds major religions and has been at the centre of some of the most pivotal moments in history such as the聽Crusades, the rise of the聽Ottoman Empire聽and the construction of the聽Suez Canal, to name a just a few. The 鈥Fertile Crescent鈥 of the Levant gave birth to a number of early civilizations inclusive聽Mesopotamia,聽Ancient Egypt聽and the聽Kish, so a聽tour of the Middle East聽is a journey through lands as old as time. On the other hand, history is unfolding in this region every day, and although the region has a turbulent reputation, most countries are extremely safe travel destinations, where you鈥檒l encounter friendly locals who are always ready to share their culture with visitors.聽

Of course, any聽Middle East holiday聽is sure to focus on its captivating cities, be it the holy city of聽Jerusalem, the Mediterranean capital of聽Beirut聽or even the lost city of聽Petra,聽one of the聽New 7 Wonders of the World.聽Exploring the ancient streets of聽Cairo鈥檚 old town or admiring the famous marble-clad聽Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque聽in the聽Omani聽capital of聽Muscat聽are just a handful of unique experiences that await you if you take a聽trip to the Middle East.聽

In the聽Middle East, you can get lost in labyrinthine bazaars, traverse lonely deserts, hear the melodic, five-times-daily call to prayer and enjoy some of the warmest hospitality on earth. Whether you鈥檙e tracing the Roman heritage of聽Jerash聽in聽Jordan,聽uncovering the inspiring ruins of聽Persepolis聽in聽Iran聽or gazing, awe-struck at the gravity-defying聽Burj Khalifa聽in downtown聽Dubai,travel to the Middle East聽is thrilling and rewarding in equal measures.聽

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