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Middle East

The Middle East is an intoxicating combination of ancient history, proud traditions and dramatic landscapes that makes for a fascinating travel destination.

The Middle East just oozes history and tradition. It is not something hidden away in museums, but very much part of everyday life. Atmospheric historical districts, ancient but still ornate places of worship and grand palaces can be found throughout the region.

The enormous Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the intricate carvings of Petra in Jordan, and the curving lines of the Blue Mosque in Turkey show the true skill and devotion of history’s craftsmen.

Perhaps they were inspired by the breathtaking natural treasures of the Middle East. The landscapes range from dry desert lands through to scenic fertile regions and even snowy peaks in the winter months. The soaring desert creations of Wadi Rum in Jordan, the strange “fairy chimneys” of Cappadocia in Turkey, and the salty expanse of the Dead Sea are real highlights.

The Mediterranean coasts of Turkey, Cyprus and Lebanon offer great beach escapes while the coral and fish-filled waters of the Red Sea amaze underwater explorers.

Spiritual and religious sites play a big part in historical and modern day life. Especially Israel and Saudi Arabia receive many pilgrims to their holy sites each year, adding to the throngs of local worshippers. The many mosques, churches and temples are fascinating to explore with their ornate interiors that instantly make you forget about the chaotic world outside.

The Middle East isn’t all just about history. Its modern and busy cities cater to 21st-century demands with ease. Cities such as Istanbul in Turkey, Beirut in Lebanon, and Isfahan in Iran are great cultural and culinary destinations with vibrant populations.

Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is all about bling, from its shining skyscrapers to its luxury cars. Doha in Qatar and Tel Aviv in Israel are trendy and fascinating to explore.

To really blend in, take a seat in a café and order a fresh pastry to go with your small glass of sweet tea or strong coffee. Before long, you’ll be chatting with the locals, who are known to be among the most hospitable people on Earth.


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Hilton Tel Aviv Rs30,089
Reviewed on 26 Jul 2019
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Hilton Tel Aviv

Hilton Tel Aviv

205 HaYarkon Street, Independence Park, Tel Aviv
     
    4.1 of 5
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Overall property was lovely. Service excellent. Hotel staff is too busy and outside taxi service somewhat disorganized.

    Leonardo Beach Tel Aviv Rs12,060
    Reviewed on 20 Jul 2019
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    Leonardo Beach Tel Aviv

    Leonardo Beach Tel Aviv

    156 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv
       
      3.5 of 5
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      There were some bugs. Both my daughter and I got bites.

      Palace Downtown Rs21,310
      Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019
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      Palace Downtown

      Palace Downtown

      Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai ,PO Box 9770, Dubai
         
        4.7 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The atmosphere, the location, the breakfast, the smells, everything about this hotel was amazing

        Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa Rs4,358
        Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019
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        Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

        Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

        Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Ismail the guy who brings the bags to the room and explains all the amenities is an excellent guy. The breakfast coffee is absolutely lousy; a hotel of this standard should serve quality coffee.

          Herods Hotel Tel Aviv by the Beach Rs22,056
          Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019
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          Herods Hotel Tel Aviv by the Beach

          Herods Hotel Tel Aviv by the Beach

          155 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv
             
            3.5 of 5
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The staff were very nice. Great service overall.. If you have a stroller you don't have access to the board walk and the beach from the hotel directly ... You need to go out and do a small circle .. Parking space is small so everyone park in the nearby parking but again no direct excess with a stroller ...

            Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai Rs4,552
            Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019
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            Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai

            Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai

            Khalid Bin Walid Street, Dubai
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              I like most things about this property especially the location.

              American Colony Hotel The Leading Hotels of the World Rs18,286
              Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019
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              American Colony Hotel The Leading Hotels of the World

              American Colony Hotel The Leading Hotels of the World

              1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem
                 
                4.6 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This hotel needs no review - it is well known for its excellence of service, location, amenity and quiet, intimate luxury.

                Grand Court Jerusalem Rs13,888
                Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019
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                Grand Court Jerusalem

                Grand Court Jerusalem

                15 Saint George St, Jerusalem
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Close to Damascus gate in old city and close to train stop to travel to downtown new city market and shops

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