Middle East: The World’s Most Fascinating Travel Destination

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When talking about the landscapes of the Middle East, people may think of spellbinding landscapes with unrivalled seas of sand dunes and palm-fringed lakes in desert. Travelers can walk along Turkey’s grand coastline, visit urbane metropolis of Istanbul, trek on camels in the deserts of Iran and Turkmenistan, or switch to hiking when entering the more mountainous countries. However, the region discerns travelers as it is place where bridges between ancient and modern civilization are evident. Some of the most significant civilizations of antiquity rose and fell. The region is also the birthplace of some monotheistic religions including Christianity and Judaism. Therefore, it is understandable that the Middle East is teeming with cultural, religious, and historic treasures. Let’s explore this fascinating travel destination.

 

Hail City has over thirty gardens and 25 landscaped areas. Its cultural centre includes a permanent exhibition center, halls for meetings and lectures, and a number of halls for artistic exhibitions.


Hail City, Saudi Arabia

Hail City, Saudi Arabia


The Empty Quarter desert is located in the southern region of Saudi Arabia. The almost moistureless deset covers most of southern Saudi Arabia.

The Empty Quarter desert is located in the southern region of Saudi Arabia. The almost moistureless deset covers most of southern Saudi Arabia.


Pilgrims in prayer around the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Pilgrims in prayer around the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

 

A beautiful sunset at the Nile River.

A beautiful sunset at the Nile River.


The Nile is famous as the longest river in the world.

The Nile is famous as the longest river in the world.


Dubai has a rich collection of buildings of various architectural styles.

Dubai has a rich collection of buildings of various architectural styles.

 

Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty.

Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty.

 

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque reflects the spirit of Island, a region of peace, tolerance and education.

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque reflects the spirit of Island, a region of peace, tolerance and education.


Petra is the most valuable treasure of Jordan. It is a unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans.

Petra is the most valuable treasure of Jordan. It is a unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans.

 

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This article was published on 2011/12/01