A holiday to the Middle East can at first sound like a misnomer. However, the curious and vigilant traveller can visit extraordinary legacies from the distant past, geographical treats and glamour the scale of which only an oil-rich nation could turn on. Depending upon interpretation, there are about 14 countries in the region including Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. There are grand cities of history – the facades in Jordan's Petra are a must see. There are thriving metropolises of religious and cultural significance: Jerusalem, Damascus and Istanbul to name a few. Read more...
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Ancient lands full of modern surprises
In addition to the character-laden urban settlements, Middle Eastern landscapes harbour seas of dunes, palm-fringed oases and sociable seaside resorts. Bright waters of the Dead Sea will leave anyone floating dreamily due to its high levels of salinity. Conversely, the Red Sea provides excellent opportunities for diving. If diving into the high life is more your style, don't miss Dubai – the flashiest of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE's low-key capital, Abu Dhabi, is worthy of exploration even if only for comparative reasons.
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