Spanning 18 countries, the Middle East is a diverse area of the world, home to impressive architecture, from the ancient city of Petra to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Holidays to the Middle East are full of adventure, with plenty of natural beauty, history and delicious food to explore.
Experience vibrant cities
Although well-known for its ancient, biblical sites, the Middle East has embraced the modern age. A great example of this is Dubai, a growing metropolis that is perfect for luxury Middle East holidays. It is especially famous for its iconic landmarks, which prove to be a great feat of architecture and engineering. Alongside the Burj Khalifa, this includes the Cayan Tower, Burj Al-Arab and the Dubai Fountain. Catering to a range of interests, you can spend a day in the desert, hit the shops or relax at the spa.
Dubai isn't the only city you can visit on your Middle East holidays, of course. The capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination, with mangrove forests, pristine beaches and stunning cityscapes. Or you can visit Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, which offers luxury hotels, striking architecture and landmarks such as the historic Masmak Fortress and the King Fahd Grand Mosque.
Discover ancient wonders
If you want to step back in time on your package holidays to the Middle East, Jordan has a lot of interesting history and archaeology to explore. Founded over two thousand years ago, the Ancient City of Petra is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You can take the main trail and see key sights of the Nabatean city such as the Treasury, Monastery and Royal Tombs. Take an 8 day Discover Jordan tour to discover Petra and much more, including Jordan's capital city Amman, the Dead Sea and Jaresh, one of the best-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world.
Relax by the sea
Holidays in the Middle East can be an excellent chance to relax and take in the view. There are so many beach destinations to choose from including Muscat in Oman and Ras Al Khaimah in UAE. A coastal capital, Muscat has a range of beautiful beaches to enjoy with shimmering waters, golden sands and rocky cliffs. Ras Al Khaimah is known for its beachfront luxury hotels, dramatic mountains and relaxing beaches.
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