Often known as the land of magic carpets, delectable delicacies, bold deserts, astonishing mysteries and dreamy landscapes, the Middle East is an absolute dream and should be on every travellers list. While there are zillion places around the world to explore, do not miss the magnificent beauty of the Middle East. Here are 5 places that you must add to your next travel list:
1.United Arab Emirates
Home to the seven emirates, this nation will leave your jaws dropped and will blow all your senses in every way. From witnessing Dubai’s luxury, glamour and the stunning architecture to the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi and the turquoise waters of Ras Al Khaimah to the wadis and beautiful beaches of Fujairah, there is so much to do around this magical land. UAE spells luxury, comfort and life in every possible way. Starting from the unending fancy hotels to the biggest malls in the world, tallest buildings, stunning beaches, a nightlife like no other, a culinary hotpot and a beautiful mix of history and tradition, it will leave every traveller in complete awe of its beauty.
Home to the most renowned archeological treasures, mysterious tales and the majestic Pyramids, Egypt has been on the top of every Middle East travel list. One can simply not afford to miss the diversity that this country has to offer. Start your trip by visiting the most iconic sight in the world- The Pyramid of Giza. Along with that visit the several tombs and the Sphinx and be smitten by its history and tales. You can spend the rest of the days exploring the old city of Cairo, cruising along the River Nile, visiting Alexandria, also check out the other pyramids around, party and dance the weekend away in the gorgeous resort town of Sharm El Shiekh, visit the towns of Taba and Sinai for some fun water activities, dive in the gorgeous Red Sea, explore the tiny bazaars and the souq. There are a lot of ways to fly into the country. You can check out Nile Air Flight Booking
Turkey definitely has to be one of my favourite spots in the Middle East. It’s vast culture and heritage can be seen from every corner in every city you visit. This country is as charming as the sweet locals who live there. If you’re interested in learning about their history do spend a couple of nights in Istanbul, if you’re a fan of luxury hotels and you love the beaches head to Bodrum, for some stunning movie locations check out the gorgeous Pamukkale, for a bit of culture and depth visit Antalya and Izmir but do not leave the country without sitting in one of the hot air balloons in Cappadocia. You can choose to fly direct into the country or combine your trip with a tour of Egypt and travel with Egyptair airlines
The glorious jewel of the Arabian peninsula, Oman will just take your breath away. From adventure, nature, wildlife to culture this region has it all. You must visit the Bimmah Sink Hole, the mountain of Jebel Shams, Nakhal Fort, Sharqiya Sands, the beautiful Musandam, the stunning Hajjar Mountains and the gorgeous Wadis all around. It is also home to some of the most gorgeous properties like the Six Senses Zighy Bay, Alila Jabal Akhdar, Ritz Calton, Chedi Muscat, Shangrila Al Husn Resort & Spa etc
Known for its fantastic beaches, mineral wealth and a glorious island life, Cyprus is the best spot if you’re looking to disconnect from the city life for a few days. You can relax in Larnaca, swim in the beautiful waters of Ayia Napa, learn about the rich history and culture in Nicosia or head to Limassol for a glimpse of the town life.