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Middle East Travel Guides

Country guides

Kuwait consitutes a puzzling but intriguing mix of Western liberalism and strict Islam.
With its man-made islands, opulent hotels and iconic buildings, the United Arab Emirates has always been a show-stopping, headline-grabbing destinatio...
The eyes of the world are on Qatar right now. In just forty years, this small Gulf state has been catapulted from one of the poorest countries in the...
Israel has always been an alluring destination. From the days of prophets to the modern day nomad this tiny slice of land at the far end of the easter...
Iran is a remarkable travel destination in myriad ways, and chief among these is the fact that preconceptions of a stern, inhospitable destination are...
Fringed by the azure waters of the Mediterranean along its western coast, Lebanon offers an enchanting blend of sandy beaches, breathtaking mountains,...
Desert camel treks, luxury camping under the stars and 4-wheel drive wadi safaris through mighty canyons are some of the adventures awaiting the visit...
Most travellers visit Jordan with its history in mind and understandably so - Jordan is steeped in stories from the distant past, with the majestic re...

City guides

Muscat means 'safe anchorage', and the protected harbours of Old Muscat and Mutrah, ringed by serrated mountains and watched over by 17th-century fort...
After the previous decade’s highs and lows, Dubai is finally maturing into a more orderly city.
It may be a cliché but Beirut indeed is a city of contrasts. Possessed of some of the friendliest locals on the planet, it was also, in 2012, the sce...
Abu Dhabi has always been a conservative city with a slow pace, traditional values and strong sense of heritage, but recently the capital has also dec...
Ceaseless energy, busy avenues and squares, great shopping, café culture and buzzing nightlife make Tel Aviv one of the most exciting and vivacious c...
Amman, the capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world; and despite being essentially a product of the 20th cent...
Few cities inspire as much passion as Jerusalem (Yerushalayim in Hebrew, Al-Quds in Arabic), rooted deep in the past and revered by three major religi...
At the cusp of the Gulf crescent, the tiny city state of Kuwait (Al Kuwayt) is wedged between powerful neighbours in a region defined by Islam and new...
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