The Middle East's exotic aura attracts history buffs and adventure seekers looking to expand their cultural horizons. Egypt's pyramids and Jordan's lost city of Petra are must-see landmarks, while souks (markets), breathtaking mosques and desert safaris also make for great exploring. Arabian Gulf cruises to the United Arab Emirates and Oman provide a look at the modern-day Middle East, with the world's biggest buildings and malls.
Middle East destinations include Syria, Israel, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Qatar, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, Bahrian, Kuwait, Libya.
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World-class shopping, dining and entertainment attractions, beautiful beaches, mysterious deserts and culturally-rich heritage sites – Dubai is a must-see holiday destination, with something for everyone. From shopping enthusiasts and adventure-seekers to foodies and families, this bustling city has an eclectic mix of activities and places to suit all tastes. Visit the iconic Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, the Souks or take a desert safari to a traditional Bedouin Village.
Europe and Asia meet in Istanbul, and throughout this vibrant city, you’ll find centuries-old mosques, churches and markets happily co-existing with modern restaurants, galleries and nightclubs. Visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar.
Home to the world's largest hand-loomed carpet, the fastest roller coaster, the highest high tea, the tower with the greatest lean, the largest cluster of cultural buildings of the 21st century. You will be amazed by the Louvre Museums’ 1800 metre dome comprised of almost 8000 metal stars that creates a rain of light beneath the dome, as well as artworks on loan from 13 leading museums in France. You can also visit the Falcon Hospital, the world’s foremost falcon welfare institution, where you will have the opportunity to hold a falcon and visit a free-flight aviary to see them swoop through the sky.
Petra, the great Ancient City that lies half-hidden in the wind-blown landscape in southern Jordan, is one of the world's most treasured Unesco Heritage Sites. Squeeze through a mile-long narrow path, known as the Siq, through huge towers of rock and get your first glimpse of the iconic Treasury – it’s impossible not to imagine the armies and traders who made their way down here in the ancient times. It’s amazing to think that this awesome, intricate building entrance was hand carved out of the rock.
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