Written by Shivani Gothwal.
Across the years the Middle East has emerged as a dear holiday destination for people willing to spend quality time in nature’s warmth replete with rich culture and tradition. The enormous diversity in cuisine evolving over the years, with 14 nations distinct in every term yet sharing borders is typical. Not only is the Middle East flooded with antiquity, but nations like China, Dubai, India with towering buildings, high-tech cities, fine roads and luxurious hotels make the Middle East the right vacation choice.
1. Dubai, UAE
The largest and the most popular city of United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the home of magnificent architectures including Burj Khalifa. With effectual supermarkets, splendid human constructions like the palm island, some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Dubai is a must-visit in the Middle East. The versatile spicy cuisine is enough to make your mouth water. Food, shopping, adventure, tranquillity Dubai promises to offer you all on your trip.
2. Petra, Jordan
The ancient city of Petra is believed to be rooted back to 9000 BC. With having around 27 spectacular sites to gape at Petra is one among the 7 wonders of the world. Away from the ever-changing modern world, Petra is drowned in its own rich history. Ride a camel amidst the arid raw desert and eyewitness the vibrant buildings, sandstone cliff faces and the ruins of what once was a thriving trading centre.
3. Tel Aviv, Israel
If you wish to spend your vacations along with a Mediterranean beachside but do not wish to lose out on cosmopolitan metropolis or the smell of history and culture; then Tel Aviv, “The Hill of Spring” (as it translates to English) is the right destination for you. This vibrant city is titled the “Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times. Apart from offering you, incredible UNESCO recognized sites, the city has in the package for you stunning nightlife and luscious food.
4. Cairo, Egypt
The traditional city of Cairo has stood for beyond 1000 years on the banks of the river Nile. Apart from the gargantuan and the famed pyramids of Egypt, the captivating architecture of the city like the Arab League headquarters the modern Umar Makram Mosque and beautiful temple provide you plenty of sites to be enchanted by; enjoying shopping and partying simultaneously.
5. Istanbul, Turkey
The largest city of Turkey, Istanbul is a blend of Asian and European culture with diverse heritage and distinguished cuisines. You will witness ancient mosques, churches, and museums existing simultaneously with little-packed bazaars and modern restaurants.
6. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE maintains it’s rich history and culture giving you a distinctly Arabian ambience. Sites such as Corniche Park, the White Fort, the Heritage Village give you an insight into the Bedouin life and fine restaurants and hotels guarantee you a luxurious stay.
7. Hurghada, Egypt
The tranquil resort town, Hurghada, stretches across an area of 40 km along Egypt’s Red Sea. The turquoise sea water embellished with coral reefs is perfect for people seeking equanimity and planning to spend their vacations windsurfing and swimming. This busy resort town is also a homage to some of the world’s best diving and snorkelling sites.