If there is one thing I wish, it would have to be the ability to just pack my bag and have the ability to go just about ANYWHERE! One of the first I’ll go to would have to be the Middle East destinations. While I have only been to Dubai, UAE, the luxurious places, and vast history has made me want to go back and explore more. If you’re planning a grand adventure or vacation to the area, then read on as I show you some famous places in the Middle East, from the most beautiful Arab cities down to the safe Middle East countries you’ll appreciate and come back for.
Top 10 Middle East Destinations You Must Visit!
1. Tel Aviv, Israel
This is the second largest city in Israel, known as one of the most surprising cities in the world for its vibrancy and incredible history that begins even from the start of civilization. This cosmopolitan metropolis has all that you want to see and imagine, with an impressive nightlife, beach revelry, and all the luxurious places to visit.
2. Doha, Qatar
It is the largest city and the capital of Qatar, with some of the most spectacular attractions mixed with modernity and luxurious malls and hotels. It’s a popular tourist destination for many travelers, as it has many golf-related activities, many shops, and the desert for a ton of adventure and fun with its sandy beaches and scenic sea views.
3. Petra, Jordan
Petra is one of the most beautiful destinations to visit, as you enter a remarkable world filled with interesting and unique sights. You’ll find a lot of prehistoric sites, with the whole city being red-colored and rock carved. In here, you are surrounded by charm and the magnificent structures that attract many. It’s a world heritage site known for its amazing architecture to explore.
4. Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut is filled with beautiful and fascinating history. While it has revived from the war mutilations and is currently at the top with the leading cultural cities in the Middle East, there are still many places that still have traces of its age-old days. Here, you can find ancient architecture and monuments. You can also visit their many luxury hotels and beaches, as well as the extensive and fun nightlife they have.
5. Istanbul, Turkey
Though it isn’t the capital city, it is the largest in Turkey. Istanbul is one of the most popular Middle East destinations with a ton of stunning attractions, including mosques and museums. You’ll never get bored here, as there is a lot to do in Istanbul, with the mix of all cultures all over the world.
6. Cairo, Egypt
You have probably heard of Cairo, known for its fascinating architecture and vast culture and history. It’s a renowned archaeological spot to travel to, superb for adventurers and those who want to learn more about the Middle East. The plea is known for their ancient buildings like the pyramids and the Sphinx. Plus, there are many things to do here, such as cruising, shopping, or even partying. You have the mix of everything here.
7. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Beautiful and famous in the Middle East for travelers, Abu Dhabi is rich in both culture and heritage. It is also lined with luxury hotels, restaurants and fantastic attractions like the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the Heritage Village. It’s ideal for those enjoying the holidays to explore the history, luxury, and modernity of the city.
8. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
One of the famous places in the Middle East is Riyadh, which is the largest city and capital of Saudi Arabia. You have the immense and expansive city, with all the modern and stunning sights. It’s the business center with the mix of both Arab tradition and western culture. For those who want the modern vacation, Riyadh is the place to go.
9. Manama, Bahrain
I would say that Manama is one of the most beautiful Arab cities to visit, as its rich in culture and history, with modern architecture and equally amazing attractions.
10. Paphos in Cyprus
This is one of the safe Middle East countries to visit, with two million visitors every year. The place is known for their breathtaking coastlines, mountain treks, and castle ruins. This is perfect for those who love beach and adventures.
I do hope that you (and I!) will get to visit these Middle East destinations someday. Explore the beauty that the Middle East has to offer, learn all about their culture and enjoy a luxurious vacation ahead. Have fun!
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