Lying at the juncture of Eurasia, Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Middle East has always been the epicenter of civilizations. It is the birthplace of Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other important minority religions like Zoroastrianism and the Baha’i Faith. It is also the region where man first learned to write. The rich history of the region is blatantly displayed throughout, with roadways dating back to the Roman times, ancient carved tombs hidden in the desert and ruins of great civilizations scattered everywhere. It’s a land that literally breathes history with some of the oldest continuously inhabited cities like Jerusalem, Cairo, Istanbul and Sana’a being a part of it. The 20th century saw a new clutch of cities gaining in importance because of the significant stocks of crude oil. Shiny new cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi emerged which have become prime tourist hotspots in recent years.
The Middle East is not just about human history and progress but also has an intriguing wilderness, ranging from the snow-capped peaks of the mountains in Turkey, Iran and Lebanon, to the scorching deserts of Wadi Rum and the Sahara and the waters of the mighty Euphrates and Nile. One of the most striking characteristics of the Middle East is the warm hospitality that comes so naturally to people here.

The 11 Most Beautiful Places In Jordan

The 11 Most Beautiful Places In Jordan

Barring a small 26km stretch of coastline to the south, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a landlocked country with some of the most contentious nations at its borders. Despite the turbulence that surrounds it, Jordan has remained an oasis of calm and is one of the safest countries in the Middle East, Asia. Renowned…

The 11 Most Beautiful Places In Yemen

The 11 Most Beautiful Places In Yemen

One of the most embattled regions of the Middle East is the country of Yemen, located at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. From fighting an internal war against poverty and corruption to an al-Qaeda insurgency and Houthi rebellion, and a cholera epidemic, Yemen has endured a lot over the past few decades. However,…

Top 12 Things To Do In Tehran

Top 12 Things To Do In Tehran

Sitting at an elevation ranging from 1,712 meters to 2000 meters in the north, on the lower slopes of the Alborz Mountains, Tehran is the 9th highest capital city in the world. The wealth of cultural attractions in Iran‘s capital city is a huge draw for visitors to this part of the world. Over 250…

Top 12 Things To Do In Jeddah

If one is ever fascinated by the lavish kingship of the Arabian Nights, Jeddah will represent you with the perfect modern version of the same. Jeddah is the largest urban center and commercial capital of Saudi Arabia. It is situated on the west coast of Arabia and happens to be the largest port on the…

Top 12 Things To Do In Aqaba

Top 12 Things To Do In Aqaba

Along the southernmost tip of the country of Jordan lie an exquisite and the country’s one and only coastal city, Aqaba. This happens to be a very important coastal city because of its strategic location between Asia and Africa. Aqaba has always been helpful to other countries with their trades, itself being such an important…

Top 12 Things To Do In Eilat

Top 12 Things To Do In Eilat

The beautiful Eilat is located in Israel and it happens to be the only Red Sea resort of the country which sits on the teensy stretch of the Red Sea shoreline, one of the most sought after tourist attractions of the country. This city is very popular throughout the continent for its sandy beaches and…

Top 10 Things To Do In Kuwait

Kuwait sits atop the world’s 6th largest oil reserves, has a thriving culture and a modernized society that is not as extremely religious like most of the Middle-Eastern counterparts. The attractions that it offers are some of the finest you will see in the Middle East. If you want to experience warm Arabic hospitality, this…

15 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Israel

15 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Israel

Just over 400 km (250 miles) long and 112 km (70 miles) wide at its widest point, Israel can be covered in a matter of hours, but we can assure you that you will want to stay for much longer. Home to some of the world’s most famous historic sites, gorgeous coastlines and rugged deserts, Israel…

Top 13 Things To Do In Iran

Top 13 Things To Do In Iran

Iran, an Islamic republic on the Persian Gulf is one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations and Iranians are proud of their 5000 years of history, seeing themselves on par with Greece and Rome. Come and discover an unexpected beautiful land, ancient historical cities and unique cultural treasures, largely unseen by western eyes. Iran has…

Top 8 Things To Do In Beirut

Top 11 Things To Do In And Around Beirut

Though this city has had a recently troubled past, the Lebanese capital, once known as the Paris of the East, is busy reinventing itself again. Beirut, the only true cosmopolitan city in Lebanon, is a great place to start if you’re traveling to the Middle East for the first time, as the city symbolizes the crossroads…

Top Things To Do In Amman

Top 7 Things To Do In Amman

Just 1 hour from the shores of the Jordan Valley lies one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world where beautiful limestone houses shine all day long thanks to the eternal sun, this city is called Amman. It is the capital and largest city in Jordan as well as the country’s political, cultural and…

Top Things To Do In Abu Dhabi

Top 8 Things To Do In Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is rich in both natural beauty as well as in resources. While driving across the city and its surrounding oases, it feels like we are living the “One Thousand and One Nights”. Scenic wadis, colossal dunes and palm trees accompany tourists  along with caravans of camels next to the roads. The city offers everything one can dream,…

Top Things To Do In Bahrain

Top 5 Things To Do In Manama

Manama is the capital city of Bahrain, the smallest among the Arabian countries yet one of the most powerful and richest not only in oil but in culture. This city offers an interesting mix of both Arabian and Persian cultures which shaped the history and way of life of its people. The prosperous economy of Bahrain is not…

Top 7 Things To Do In Doha

Top 7 Things To Do In Doha

Doha is the capital of Qatar, a modern and rapidly developing city, located on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is the richest country in the world per capita (according to Forbes) and considering the money being poured into construction, Doha looks like it is set to become one of the premier cities in the gulf…

Top Things To Do In Mecca

Top 8 Things To Do In Mecca

At a height of 277 meter (909 ft) above sea level, in a narrow valley lies the city of Mecca. The holiest city in the world for 1.23 billion people or 23% of the world’s population as designated by the prophet Muhammad as well as the direction in which all Muslims should offer their prayers 5…

Top 10 Things To Do In Jerusalem

Top 15 Things To Do In Jerusalem

Located in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth) and surrounded on all sides by valleys. Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, is one of the most ancient cities in the world with an intriguing history that stretches back thousands of years combined with a bustling modern…

Top 14 Things To Do In Dubai

Top 14 Things To Do In Dubai

Dubai, the world’s fastest-growing city and one of the leading cities in the world, is quickly becoming a top glamorous, spectacular and futuristic urban destination among both tourists and businessmen for its warm climate and all-year-round sunshine, white sand beaches, glitzy hotels and shopping malls, charming heritage attractions and a thriving business community. Dubai is…

Top 12 Things To Do In Tel Aviv

Top 12 Things To Do In Tel Aviv

Despite the global recession, Israel‘s economy is booming, and Tel Aviv, with an influx of 3 million international visitors every year, is its seaside cultural and commercial Headquarters. Tel Aviv is a cacophonous mixtape of heritage that offers an exciting melting pot of cuisines, cultural traits, accents and world-views. It is often called ‘The City That Never Stops’ …