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Middle East Things to Do

  • Topkapi Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Istanbul Things to Do

    The long lines to enter the palace are only beaten by the even longer lines to enter the harem. Of course everybody dreams with that visit, and no one gets disappointed. The palace is fabulous, and the rich collection in display increases its appeal. To compose the perfect ensemble, the sights provided by its splendid locations are gorgeous....

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  • 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...

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  • Old Jaffa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    Roaming Old Jaffa and the beautiful parks and gardens around it is probably one of the more authentic things there is to do in this city, it's right near the beautiful harbor and very close to the AWESOME flee market.

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  • Wailing Wall - Western Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    Western Wall is one of the must see attractions in the Old City and by far the holiest spot for Judaism outside Mount Temple. Located in Jewish Quarter it’s part of the retaining wall that surrounded the Second Temple(built in 538BC and destroyed by Romans in 70AD) so this is the closest place that Jews are allowed to pray to where the holiest site...

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  • Old City

    Jiddah Things to Do

    One of the largest in Old Jeddah, Hanafi Mosque was built while the city was still part of the Ottoman Empire (I've seen conflicting reports, one dates it to 1824 AD and the other to 1902 AD). Although painted white and lacks a dome, this mosque is very Ottoman in style, particularly its minaret, which is thin and pencil-shaped with geometric...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    A must see in Abu Dhabi. The world's 8th largest mosque, officially opened in 2007. There are free tours available at 10am, 11am and 5pm except Friday morning (reserved for worshippers), however entry is free and open to everyone (groups less than 8) outside of these times (generally 9am - 10pm). You will need appropriate dress and women can...

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  • 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,...

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  • Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

    Muscat Things to Do

    If you take the Expressway from the airport towards the city you'll travel past the Grand Mosque completed in 2001,for the 30th year as Head of State for his Majesty the Sultan Qaboos. It should definitely be on every Muscat visitors itinerary because, to me, it is a wonderful building, set in peaceful contemplative gardens. The scale of it is...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • Bahai Shrine and Gardens

    Haifa Things to Do

    The amazing view of the Carmel mountains will blow your mind, on a clear day you can see the entire city below and just about the entire coastline - it is SO beatiful, BUT - small tip: Make sure you dress well, Bahai tradition is a bit dated and they will not allow you inside with a tank top or shorts!! So put a Tshirt in your bag :)

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Maiden Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Baku Things to Do

    The Maiden Tower (Qiz Qalasi) is said to be finished in the 12th century, although some sources state the 5th century as the start of its construction. The cylindrical shaped tower was erected as part of the fortification system of Baku's old town (Icheri Sheher). The height of the Maiden Tower is approximately 29,5 metres and it has a diameter of...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • House of the Virgin Mary

    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...

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  • 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"

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  • Apollo Temple

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Side Things to Do

    Side’s most famous and most photographed landmark is the 2,000 year old Roman Temple of Apollo situated at the Eastern tip of the peninsula near the harbour. Thanks to periodic restoration work some of the Corinthian style marble columns are still standing and make for an impressive sight particularly at sunset. The Temple of Athena lies in ruins...

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  • 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...

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  • Ramon Crater

    Israel Things to Do

    The Ramon crater, one of the most unique natural phenomena in the world, located just in front of the town of Mitzpe Ramon, there are plenty of tracks and routes by feet, mountain bikes and guided jeep tours. The desert landscape is very varied and colorful, full of geological phenomena, extreme desert flora and fauna. For those seeking to know the...

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  • 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

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  • Sand Dunes

    Qatar Things to Do

    Wow, it was just so fun!! You can ride a camel then you go to the desert on 4WD !! My driver was a crazy Arab guy and it was just soooooo thrilling!! Could go and see the beautiful beach, across the water was Saudi Arabia and Dubai.. Just great experience! I booked this tour through Regency travel Qatar....

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  • Jumeirah Beach

    Dubai Things to Do

    You came to Dubai to go to the beach, right! No kidding, beaches of Dubai are really popular and are the best. One of the best known public beaches in Dubai is Jumeirah beach corniche, also known locally as Russian Beach, which is next to the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and has 800 meters of beach front. Main features of this park include children’s...

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  • 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...

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  • Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmed Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Istanbul Things to Do

    Built in 1609 this harmonious mosque composes with its neighbour Saint Sophie a marvelous complex. Presenting six thin minarets (usually four) and a delicate construction it's the inside that gives reason the common name of Blue mosque. Watch your dressing or you will end passing a new model of skirts, as we did.

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  • Burj Khalifa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    I had to get a ticket to the Burj Khalifa open-air observatory on level 124. At 828m it is the tallest man-made structure to date. However you would not be that high on the public observatory. Advance purchase tickets online cost 100 AED plus 5 AED fee, walk-in fees are 400 AED! You must have photo ID to collect your prepaid tickets. The building...

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  • 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...

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  • Mount of Olives

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jerusalem Things to Do

    The mountain ridge east of the Old City is the Mount of Olives, named after the olive groves that used to cover its slopes in the past. The highest point is at-Tur (818m). I was surprised there are no buildings there but then I read that the ridge is full of soft chalk which is very weak for safe construction. We took bus 75 (one way ticket for...

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  • Corniche

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Enjoy an uninterrupted view of the sunset along the endless length of Corniche Road. Right before the sun set, many families set up chairs along the seaside, some having a barbecue party especially during the weekends. Children flying kites, the elders catching fish, just take a sit at one of the benches or the big boulders of rocks just beside the...

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  • Desert

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Located in the lowest area in Riyadh, about 25km from City Center you can find Dirab Desert . It doesnt have fine rusty color sands but the view and the mountains sorrounding it is really breath taking. The whole area was covered by mountains years back and not until the government decided to build the roads for the people to have an easy access...

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  • Boat Trip

    Marmaris Things to Do

    İf is it your 1st time in Turkey or if you have been before too , when you arrive to marmaris you have to do try turkısh bath all time.I really recommend you turkısh bath in the beginning of your holiday.

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  • Corniche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    This is a great place for a stroll. Its an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront that includes children’s play areas, separate cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants, and the beach. The city provides a great backdrop. The beach stretch's along Corniche Road from near the Hilton Hotel to beyond Al Khaleej Al Arabi...

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  • Citadel

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Amman Things to Do

    Amman as Rome has been built on seven hills and the area known as Citadel is located on the highest hill. Artefacts from the bronze era show how long this hill has been a fortress and an Agorà, some of these artefacts are shown in the small archeologicak museum inside the citadel. The citadel is surrounded by 1700 meters walls that have been...

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  • Muttrah Souq

    Muscat Things to Do

    I was advised to wait until about 5pm before I ventured into the Souq. Many of the stalls will have been closed before that time. As it happened I was a little early but nevertheless I wandered up the narrower lanes and politely refused the efforts of the storeholders to offer me a good price for their scarves. It was all very friendly and I felt...

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  • Corniche

    4 out of 5 stars

    Doha Things to Do

    A stroll by the beautiful MIA Park, which is adjacent to the Museum of Islamic Art is a must visit if you happen to be in Doha. For locals it is a loving spot for family gatherings during weekends but it also keeps busy with different happenings and events that take place out here all year round. For tourists it is the ideal place to be if you...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Siq

    5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    This is the ancent main entrance to Petra. An impressive 1200 meters long gorge of stunning beauty. Along the siq there are peakes up to 80 meters high. Walking through the Siq you get to see bizarre looking geological formations, colorful rocks, terraces, water channels cut into cliffs. It's a long walk but I would reccomend to not take horses or...

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