Middle East Things to Do

  • Sultan Ahmet Mosque - Blue Mosque, Istanbul, TR
    Sultan Ahmet Mosque - Blue Mosque,...
    by TrendsetterME
  • Sultan Ahmet Mosque - Blue Mosque, Istanbul, TR
    Sultan Ahmet Mosque - Blue Mosque,...
    by TrendsetterME
  • Performers in the theatre
    Performers in the theatre
    by mikey_e

Middle East Things to Do

  • Topkapi Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Istanbul Things to Do

    Topkapi was the first Ottoman palace to be built, from 1466 to 1478, in the newly conquered capital of the Empire by Mehmet II. For about 400 years, until the construction of the Dolmabahce Palace, this palace was used as the residence of Ottoman sultans. In 1924, this monument was turned into a museum and soon has become one of the most...

    more
  • Desert Safari

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    While most people told me to choose any company since they are all the same, I now know better. I chose Arabian Adventures and regretted. It was chaotic and we did not get much while there were many other tours which offered a better deal. You are entitled to be picked up and dropped at your hotel or your chosen destination; one welcome drink and...

    more
  • Icmeler beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Marmaris is nice but unfortunately is not the best beach... If you like to spend more time on the beach I recommend to go Icmeler Beach. Its very easy just pick the Orange MiniBus (Dolmush) till the last stop where is exactly where the beautiful Beach starts!... Its also nice to walk around icmeler which is smaller than Marmaris. On the way back...

    more
  • Kaleici - Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antalya Things to Do

    The Turks are not so happy to mention it, but the city of Antalya was built by Greeks, as almost all the old city-fortress in south of Turkey. Of course the Romans were developing the entire area as part of their flourishing imperium. With a history going back for more than 2200 years, Antalya is still a focal point in the Mediterranean area. Now a...

    more
  • Blue Voyage

    Bodrum Things to Do

    I would like to thanks a lot to dear captain and crew for the wonderful charter holiday that we had on Cobra King from Bodrum. Yacht, crew, service, foods, water sports,everything were memorable for us. Especially, chef cooks very well and tastefully of traditional Turkish foods and international cuisine. For sure when we come back we ask for mega...

    more
  • Wailing Wall - Western Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    the Wilson's Arch is a continuation of the Male Prayer area of the Wailing Wall and it was named from the british explorer named Charles William Wilson who found the remains of an roman arch built during the time of Emperor Hadrian of the Roman Empire beside the wailing wall in the 1860's while doing survey work for water works for Jerusalem....

    more
  • Old Jaffa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Jaffa is claimed to be the oldest port in the world and was founded by Japhet, the son of biblical Noah. Early Egytian records show that it was conquered by Thutmose III in 1468 BCE. Similarly, archeological excavations in in old Jaffa have uncovered the the name of Ramses II, and was then in control of the Philistines. The Dan tribe settled...

    more
  • Boat Trip

    Icmeler Things to Do

    There are two options for sailing in the wonderful little craft that sail from Ismeler. You can go to either Marmaris for 10 L or Turunc for 15 L return. Either trip is worthwhile, especially Turunc where you hug the high cliffs along the coast to Turunc. (Go any day of the week to Turunc - the Monday market that is highly promoted consists of 4...

    more
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    The Grand Mosque is simply a must do in Abu Dhabi and even if you are anywhere in the U.A.E. you simply must make a trip to Abu Dhabi to visit the Grand Mosque. The structure is simply marvelous and the decor one of the most sophisticated. The details and the finery is sure to make you say 'WOW' repeatedly!! Take time to walk around. There are wash...

    more
  • Dead Sea

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Amman Things to Do

    The Dead Sea is Divided into the Jordanian Side and the Israel (West Bank) Side. This Tip will be on The Dead Sea Part of Jordan is located at the eastern shore and the Northern Part of the Jordanian Dead Sea lies in the Madaba Governate of which Madaba City is the Capital. There are a number of Resorts at the Dead Sea like the Mariott Hotel,...

    more
  • Old City

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Beit Khazoufeh is another of Jeddah's old merchants' houses. Although it is not the most famous of them, it has a beautiful façade that highlights why these old structures are true architectural treasures. It features both mashrabiyyat (the screens over windows) and rawash (the boxes that are enlarged screens covering larger open sections in the...

    more
  • Diplomatic Quarter

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Sahat al-Kindi (Kindi Plaza) would not, under normal circumstances, be a hotspot of anything other than the teenage boredom, angst and melancholy that is usually associated with suburban malls. This, however, is Saudi Arabia, and Sahat al-Kindi is located in the Diplomatic Quarter, where the religious police or Muttawa3 are far fewer in number than...

    more
  • Blue Lagoon - Oludeniz

    Fethiye Things to Do

    Also called Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz is a resort village in Fethiye. It's one of the most popularly photographed beach with amazingly blue ocean and beach and most of the time lands on the top 5 beaches in the world. Oludeniz is along the 500kms Lycian Way walk. Less than half an hour dolmush ride from Fethiye town at TL4. Beautiful town, enticing...

    more
  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

    Muscat Things to Do

    The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is Oman's main mosque. Construction on the mosque began in 1995 and ended in 2001. The massive structure, constructed of Indian sandstone, holds 20,000 worshipers total, but only 6,500 in the main prayer hall. The mosque features a 90 meter tall main minaret flanked by four 45.5 meter minarets. The prayer carpet in...

    more
  • Apollo Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Side Things to Do

    Whilst exploring the Temple of Apollo, you will see very close to the Temple the remains of a Basilica. You can see domes built of brick and an expanse of space that is surrounded by walls that are varying heights as they have fallen with the weather and age. There is a sign giving a little information about the Basilica which is written in four or...

    more
  • Underwater Observatory Marin Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Eilat Things to Do

    Wanted to show some photos of this wonderful spot in Eilat, but my photos did not come out in a presentable form. The photo here I found on the internet at http://www.israeltripplanner.com/eilat/eilat-attractions/underwater-observatory-marine-park But I will direct you to their website - http://www.coralworld.com/eilat/eng/. This is one of the...

    more
  • Markets

    Doha Things to Do

    A market dating at least a century back, recently been restored to its original glory. A spot not to be missed. Souk will travel you to another era. Thousands of people frequent this market to purchase mostly traditional goods, spices, perfumes, wool products and end out at one of the beautiful restaurants and café bars. Lately it has become a...

    more
  • Al Omari Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Beirut Things to Do

    The Mohammed Al Amin Mosque is a impressive mosque with blue domes, similar to the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. An imposing architecture just off Downtown Beirut, it's also the place where former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri is buried. In fact there's still a make-shift memorial right in front of the mosque.

    more
  • Masjid - Al Haram

    Mecca Things to Do

    There are many gates to the Holy Mosque,I believe more than 100 gate. This is a picture of AL Umra gate,though you can start your Umra from any gate you shall enter. There is security at each gate to ensure the safety of the people.they check your bags. No food is allowed to the holy Mosque exept at the time of Ramadan you can bring your dates and...

    more
  • The Treasury - Al Khazneh

    5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    The first grand monument of Petra you see as you enter the city is the Al Khazneh (the Treasury). It's an incredibly sight as the view of it opens up exiting the last few meters of the Siq. Almost every tourist stops and staggers, catching their breath as they stand and stare at the vast building carved out of solid red stone. Despite its name...

    more
  • Bahai Shrine and Gardens

    Haifa Things to Do

    The Faith’s Founder was Bahá’u’lláh, a Persian nobleman from Tehran who, in the mid-nineteenth century, left a life of princely comfort and security . His life, work, and influence parallel that of Abraham, Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Christ, and Muhammad. The essential message of Bahá’u’lláh is that of unity. He taught that there is only...

    more
  • AnitKabir - The Ataturk Mausoleum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ankara Things to Do

    "The Anıtkabir" (Monumental Tomb), crowning a prominent hill in the center of Ankara about two km west of Kızılay along Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvarı is the Mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. You enter the tomb complex between two square kiosks and several stylized statues. The kiosk...

    more
  • Maiden Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Baku Things to Do

    Located in the walled town (Icheri-Shekher) (inside town ) the Maiden's Tower (Gyz Galassy) is Azerbaijan's best known landmark and the de facto symbol of Baku. You can climb its eight floors and enjoy a magnificent view of the old town and Baku bay. The cylinder shaped tower is about 30 metres tall with a diameter of 16.5 metres and walls 5 metres...

    more
  • Virgin Mary House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ephesus Things to Do

    The house of Virgin Mary is considered to be the last home of Mother Mary. The Christians visit here for pilgrimage and it has been also visited by the last 3 popes. Outside the house, you can find 3 fountains which are believed to provide health, love and wealth. You can also see the wall of wishes. The visitors write their wishes on a piece of...

    more
  • Omayyad Mosque

    5 out of 5 stars

    Damascus Things to Do

    The Omayyad Mosque, which I saw it in 2011 when we started our middle east trip was so beautiful. It was built by Abdulmelik bin Merwan who is the fifth calif of umayyad dynasty. ?t is rumoured that he said "I will built a mosque which was not built in the past and will not be able to built in the future"

    more
  • Citadel

    Aleppo Things to Do

    The doorway into the Citadel at the top of the ramped bridge is located on the right hand side. It was deliberately placed on the side in order to prevent attackers from forcing their way into the citadel. Above the doors are the most interesting intertwined snake carvings along with Arabic inscriptions. Past the doors is a zigzag of corridors with...

    more
  • Sea side and Beaches

    Qatar Things to Do

    Qatar is a peninsula, connected at the south to Saudi Arabia and featuring 350 miles of coastline that mark its eastern, northern and western boundaries. In addition to the peninsula, Qatar has several islands including Halul, Sharauah, Al-Bashiriya, Al-Asahat, Al-Safiliya and Al-Aliya islands. Qatar is oly about 80 km wide at its widest point,...

    more
  • Jumeirah Beach

    Dubai Things to Do

    The public beach is the beach pretty much next door to the burj al arab and the jumeirah beach hotel. Just ask the taxi to take you to Jumeirah Beach Or JBR (the new development with a public beach near the hilton) The beach is white sand with a very docile water front. The views from here are spectacular if you haven't been before and when I was...

    more
  • Souq

    Bahrain Things to Do

    visit Bahrain gOLd city & BaHrain gold souq... make your own cartouche ----name pendant written in English or heiroglypic character.... im not fond of gold but this place is awesome... and friendly shop attendant in each store... dont forget to ask discount..... if ur planning to buy.... a lot of designs to choose from...

    more
  • Ramon Crater

    Israel Things to Do

    The town of Mitzpe Ramon is the main service town of the Central Negev. Not that is saying much :) It's a sleepy little place - although it has a couple of hotels, cafes, banks etc. But it is also built at the cliff edge of 'Mitzpe ramon' - the big crater. Thousands of years ago, a meteorite slammed into the earth at this point, creating an...

    more
  • Rock Sites of Cappadocia

    Turkey Things to Do

    If you need a reason to visit Turkey, one word is enough - Capadoccia. Of course, you will see many other (also very interesting) places, but this area is... unique. A couple of days is enough, but Goreme, Uchisar, Zelve and Nevsehir are words that you will never forge

    more
  • Agia Sophia - Ayasofya

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Istanbul Things to Do

    Ayia Sofya is the forth biggest Cathedral in the world with its 56m high dome. Once a church, that became a Mosque, and now a Museum: This is one of the most extraordinary building in the history of architecture. The museum is open everyday, except on Mondays. Visiting hours 09:30 – 16:30

    more
  • Burj Khalifa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    Burj meaning Tower and Khalifa is the name of the President of the U.A.E. -- is the name given to the tallest tower in the world. It is 829.8 m tall, 2722 feet!,One can visit the 124 th floor of this towering building for a fee. If booked online the entrance fee is 130 aed per person, but if you book without a prior booking directly then it is as...

    more
  • Bazaar

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Over 1000 small shops make up the Grand Bazaar and you must visit if in town. Several long passageways make up the bazaar and it concentrates on bags, shoes, clothes, leather goods souvenirs jewellery etc - aimed mainly at the British visitor the goods are mainly fake but in fairness some are such good copies they are hard to distinguish from the...

    more
  • Düden Waterfall

    Antalya Things to Do

    We have planned to see that waterfall just before the "normal" shopping in Antalya. Every year we "waste" few hrs for shopping in the big modern Shopping Centers around Antalya. We haven't expected too much from that waterfall, especially after we have been few times lost in "nowhere" following the road signs. In that dry environment, with its...

    more
  • St. Peter Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bodrum Things to Do

    Bodrum Castle (Bodrum Kalesi), located in southwest Turkey in the city of Bodrum, was built by the Knights Hospitaller starting in 1402 as the Castle of St. Peter. Sir Thomas Docwra was one time captain of the castle. In 1522 when faced by attack from Sultan Suleiyman, the Grand Master of the Hospitallers ordered the Castle to be repaired. In...

    more
  • Mount of Olives

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    The Palm Sunday road is a narrow and steep concrete road starting at the parking lot of the Seven Arches Hotel in the top of Mount Olives, near the Pater Noster Church and it slowly winds down to the foot of the Mount Of Olives at the Kidron Valley Below, this is the biblica Road that Jesus took when he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and along...

    more
  • Beach

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    The beach is probably the best spot all over the city. It’s a long whitesand beach that spreads all over the coast. The best thing is that there’s a promenade so you can actually walk from rocky south part in Jaffa up to the north to the old port. There are rocky wave breaks inside the water and you can actually choose one of the numerous smaller...

    more
  • Beach

    Icmeler Things to Do

    We did not actually go on the beach through our two week stay apart from walking along it at night when it was quiet. As the photo shows it is very crowded and the sun beds and canopies are very close together - the most densely used beach I have ever see. In central Icmeler you have to pay to use the beaches but this does give you access to...

    more
  • Corniche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    We walked from the White Fort to the Corniche Beach Park. I liked the paintings on the walls of the underpass on route. Along the edge of the beach was a walkway with shade and a breeze. The beach was clean and spacious; the water looked inviting. Sadly we did not have time for a swim.

    more
  • The Souk

    Amman Things to Do

    Al-Balad, or the The Town, is the older part of Amman to makes up the core of the city. “Older part” should not be taken to mean mediaeval or Ottoman. This is a thoroughly modern section of the town, but it includes a number of buildings that are likely from the turn of the century. Despite the relative newness of this section of Amman, it is...

    more
  • Durat Al Arous

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Last year my friend visited this resort and had the time of his life. His recommendition to me before I went there is to arrange for someone to guide me. The number he gave me was 0591544569. This person was very nice and had helped me with the best price on an apartment in which the family and I stayed for two weeks. He also help provide numbers...

    more
  • Musmak Castle

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Masmak Fort is a bit of an oddity. There is nothing wrong with its appearance, but it seems to be a particularly odd building to have preserved in a country that seems to have willfully abandoned its architectural heritage for much of its history. Masmak Fort is found in the centre of Riyadh and, while it technically does form part of the King...

    more
  • Lycian Tombs

    Fethiye Things to Do

    One reason why I came to Fethiye is to see the rock-cut tombs on the side of the mountain in Fethiye - the Tomb of Amyntas. On my second day, I roam around the town looking for these tombs, passing by several historical stuff before finally reaching the place - on foot. It's located right at the large mountain at the edge of the town. There are I...

    more
  • Muttrah Souq

    Muscat Things to Do

    This is a traditional Arabian souq- a warren of alleys with stalls where you are persuaded to buy traditional perfume, incense and incense burners for a couple of rials; trinkets, pashmina shawls, exotic looking dresses, and carved boxes. The ceilings that protect shoppers from the overpowering heat are made of wooden beams or traditional straw...

    more

Middle East Hotels

See all 5921 Hotels in Middle East

Top Middle East Hotels

Dubai Hotels
2720 Reviews - 8022 Photos
Marmaris Hotels
627 Reviews - 1131 Photos
Antalya Hotels
732 Reviews - 2064 Photos
Istanbul Hotels
7883 Reviews - 20448 Photos
Bodrum Hotels
710 Reviews - 1642 Photos
Icmeler Hotels
235 Reviews - 455 Photos
Alanya Hotels
438 Reviews - 993 Photos
Kusadasi Hotels
313 Reviews - 853 Photos
Jerusalem Hotels
1883 Reviews - 5407 Photos
Side Hotels
144 Reviews - 371 Photos
Fujairah Hotels
51 Reviews - 187 Photos
Fethiye Hotels
341 Reviews - 863 Photos
Abu Dhabi Hotels
471 Reviews - 1540 Photos
Belek Hotels
58 Reviews - 170 Photos
Hisaronu Hotels
25 Reviews - 57 Photos

Instant Answers: Middle East

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

73 travelers online now

Comments

Middle East Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Middle East things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Middle East sightseeing.
Map of Middle East