Middle East Travel Guides & Information
Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates and offers everything from luxury hotels, shopping malls, desert safaris and sandy beaches to museums, ancient forts, theme parks and wildlife reserves.
Whether you wish to explore the city's old souks or new shopping malls, let loose in one of the trendy night hotspots or experience an Arabian desert adventure, Dubai is ready and waiting for you...
Mesmerising culture, majestic scenery and frequently misunderstood, the Middle East is a place that demands your full attention. Encompassing the vast desert regions between Eurasia and Africa, this area is in a touristic sense one of the world’s least developed, owing mainly to its social conservatism and political instability,meaning you should exercise caution in parts. But it is also one of the most rewarding places you could ever hope to visit, and once there you will experience first-hand the famous hospitality and warmth of its people.
No other area can claim to have had such an enormous impact on the development of human civilisation: it was here, after all, that three of the world’s major religions were born - Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
But then, just when you think you’ve got the region figured out, you’ll find yourself ascending the tallest building in the world in Dubai. Or swinging clubs on the immaculate and verdant golf courses of Abu Dhabi. Or sipping champagne at some of the most exclusive nightclubs on the planet in Beirut. Or gawping at the sparkling shopping plazas of Muscat.
Did you know
- The most widely spoken languages in the Middle East are Arabic, Persian &Turkish.
- The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth and one of the planet’s saltiest bodies of water.
- Turkey is the only country in the Middle East that is part of both Europe and Asia.
- The Middle East is made up of 21 countries.
- Saudi Arabia does not have a single river or lake, but it does have the world’s highest water fountain, which fires water from the Red Sea to a height of 260 metres.
My Destination Countries in Middle East
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