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Middle East

The Middle East is a unique region, within a fertile crescent arcing from Egypt to Iran, where you will discover the birthplace of ancient civilisations, some of the most familiar world religions, and visit countries hugely rewarding and where travel is entirely possible.

From the mystic of the pyramids and temples of Egypt’s Nile Valley to the mesmerising Nabataean city of Petra in Jordan. Walk in the footprints of the ancients in the Persian cities of Shiraz and Isfahan in Iran and admire the Roman ruins of Baalbec in Lebanon.

Travelling further south into Dubai, Arabia and the aridness of the Gulf states the best-known for oil money and ultra-luxurious hotels, discover another side. Oman the Middle East’s adventure capital, offers mountain hikes, dune bashing and Bedouin encounters in the desert.

A sometimes-turbulent Yemen harbours untouched medieval cities like Shibam and the unique wildlife of Socotra island. Between the two, and spilling into little-visited Saudi Arabia, lie the vast dunes of the Empty Quarter, explored by Wilfred Thesiger in the 1940s.

Beyond the cities, is a land of mighty rivers, the Euphrates and the gentle Nile, more enormous deserts than you could ever imagine the Sahara, the Empty Quarter and the peerless Wadi Rum vibrant green landscapes of exceptional beauty. Explore these wilderness areas – from the snow-capped summits in Turkey, Iran and Lebanon to the kaleidoscopic waters of the Red Sea.

The message here is simple. Forget the triteness that masquerades the truth of the Middle Eastern, and visit one of the most varied and soulful travel experiences on earth.

 

Jordan

Modern Jordan has grown into a nation enjoying a remarkable measure of peace, stability and economic growth. Images of the ancient city of Petra carved out of the rockface, this is a lasting impression of Jordan, and one of the most impressive attractions in the Middle East.

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Turkey

Turkey within vast borders comprises the west and east coast beach resorts offering pristine beaches and gorgeous turquoise-coloured waters, rugged mountains of the Anatolian plateau, along with ancient cities and vibrant tribal cultures.

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Israel

Few places stir up passion of this land so steeped in history, welcoming millions of visitors each year. Most tourists are keen to visit the historical sites found in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. 

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Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is considered an unusual combination of ageless heritage and modern life, and a hidden jewel at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, where you can explore a traditional souq in the morning and attend a world-class show at the Royal Opera House Muscat in the evening.

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United Arab Emirates

If you mention the United Arab Emirates, for most people, this means Dubai, the city of iconic skyscrapers. However, beyond this glitter of glass and out of this world shapes, awaits six more emirates, each with its own character and allure.

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Iran

Iran is a land of four seasons, history and culture, of souvenirs and authenticity, with mountains and deserts, forest, plains and seas, customs and traditions. You may experience summer weather in winter or have spring or autumn weather.

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Qatar

Qatar brings together a land of beautiful contrasts, an exciting and dynamic cultural experience, with a sense of serenity and tradition.

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Bahrain

Bahrain a kingdom of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf, is sophisticated, modern, and cosmopolitan. The country welcomes international tourists who will enjoy the experience of eastern and western cultures.

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Lebanon

Lebanon famous for its diversity, and European flavour is one of the most recognised names in ancient history. The nature of Lebanon makes it the only country in the Arab world, embracing the four seasons.

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Saudi Arabia

Rich in attractions and stirring symbolism, Saudi Arabia is the birthplace and spiritual home of Islam.

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Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus invites you to rediscover this island paradise, attracting the curious traveller to a quieter, genuine experience for its recent isolation. The stunning, flawless landscape remains a haven for unique fauna and flora.

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Palestine

Palestine was the common name, stemming from the Philistines who lived along the southern Mediterranean coast in the 12th century B.C. Regarded as a historical region, located in the Middle East, Palestine borders the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

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