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Turkey

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United Arab Emirates

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Israel

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Saudi Arabia

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Jordan

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Oman

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Iran

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Lebanon

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Bahrain

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Qatar

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Iraq

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Georgia

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Syria

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Kuwait

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Yemen

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Palestine

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Azerbaijan

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Armenia

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Istanbul

See all 7911 Istanbul Tips
  • 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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  • Four Seasons Istanbul

    Istanbul Hotels

    Housed in a former Ottoman prison, The Four Seasons in Sultanahmet is anything but. It is the...

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  • Fish Sandwiches- Eminonu

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Istanbul Restaurants

    One day at around lunch time we decied to have a fish sandwich (Balik ekmek) at the Eminönü pier near the Galata Bridge. At the stall "Tarihi Eminönü Balik Ekmek" the fish (mackerel) is directly grilled on the boat and then put in a half-bread together with some salad and onions. It costs 5 TYR. In front of the boat you can take a seat at one of...

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Dubai

See all 2729 Dubai Tips
  • 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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  • Grosvenor House West Marina Beach By Le...

    Dubai Hotels

    Probably the best hotel I have ever stayed in. Service was amazing including your own personal...

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  • Burjuman Food Court

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Restaurants

    Yes, we all know the the Bur Juman Mall is a luxe mall and has expensive restaurants too. however, like in any malls, it also have a food court where you can buy budget meals too! so if you are staying in any of the Apartment Hotels in Bur Dubai just a stone's throw away in Bur Juman Center and don't want to cross the street to Al Karama District...

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Jiddah

See all 718 Jiddah Tips
  • 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...

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  • InterContinental Hotel Jeddah

    Jiddah Hotels

    I don't normally look to stay at the Intercontinental when I'm visiting a new city, but the hotel...

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  • Al Baik

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Jiddah Restaurants

    Albaik the best chicken and sea food quick service restaurant in the world.... Guys check it out i was searching around for their website and i actually found the original website for ALBAIk not the eqyptian one ... click on to find out more about them ... www.albaik.com Miss it soo much .... Albaik normal chicken Albaik nuggets and the shrimps...

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Jerusalem

See all 1927 Jerusalem Tips
  • 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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  • The King David Jerusalem

    Jerusalem Hotels

    Without doubt, the King David Hotel is the most famous and prestigious hotels in Israel and possibly...

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  • Bus or Taxi

    Jerusalem Transportation

    as major part of the Visitors to Jerusalem are the Various Christian Pilgrims around the world who day multi-day tours in Groups, the preferred transportation is the big tour buses and large private vans that take the pilgrims around the biblical sites around Jerusalem, but since the Roads are Narrow in the Mount of Olives area and in the Old City,...

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

See all 1198 Tel Aviv-Yafo Tips
  • 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...

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  • The Diaghilev

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Hotels

    I stayed at the Diaghilev last December and it was really a great choice. The room was nice and big,...

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  • Dr. Shakshuka

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Restaurants

    The place is supposed to serve authentic shakshuka - a layer of spiced tomatoes and peppers with poached eggs on top of it. What was served was tomatoes/peppers with one egg mixed into it and the other one, still raw (!), on top of it. Service was rude and the bill was too high (they charged more than what was written in the menue). Upon...

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Riyadh

See all 524 Riyadh Tips
  • 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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  • InterContinental Riyadh

    Riyadh Hotels

    Stayed only for a day But good restarant

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  • Ministry of Finance

    Riyadh Off The Beaten Path

    Similar to my write-up on Saudi Post, I decided to snap a few shots of the Ministry of Finance because of its architectural features, rather than out of any inherent interest in the workings of this government institution. The Ministry’s building features that same horrendous oil-boom architecture that is so common throughout the central area of...

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Abu Dhabi

See all 480 Abu Dhabi Tips
  • 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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  • Emirates Palace

    Abu Dhabi Hotels

    this is a wonderful hotel, living like royalty! 1.3 km pvt beach, beautiful gardens, massages, tea...

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  • The Corniche

    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 Street,...

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Amman

See all 752 Amman Tips
  • 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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  • Four Seasons Hotel Amman

    Amman Hotels

    The Four Seasons Hotel in Amman is definitely fit for a king (or queen). An Arab sheikh would like...

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  • the blue fig

    4 out of 5 stars

    Amman Restaurants

    DON'T EAT HERE!!!!!! They were moping and dusting right next to us and when we tried to tell them we are bothered about this issue the owner of the restaurant came to us telling ": Oh,,,,it's not like we are puting the mop in your plate!!!!" He was very ironic and in top of it saying " Thank you for eating in our restaurant""" very nervous of...

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Muscat

See all 440 Muscat Tips
  • 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...

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  • InterContinental Al Bustan Palace Muscat

    Muscat Hotels

    If you have a chance to visit this prestigious hôtel , you will not regret it. Outstanding...

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  • Birders: make sure you visit Al Ansab...

    Muscat Things to Do

    Now most people visiting a foreign city for the first time would not usually include a trip to the main sewage and water treatment works as part of their itinerary but if your interest is in the birds of the area then you will probably understand that such places are often a hotspot for our feathered friends. Given the dry nature of the country a...

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Doha

See all 576 Doha Tips
  • 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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  • Four Seasons Hotel

    Doha Hotels

    We came to the Four Seasons on our previous trip but this stay in December was really a treat! It...

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  • Amazing Cuisine -Business Lunch-Highly...

    Doha Restaurants

    Now on this second visit to Doha when I arranged to have lunch at the La Sahtaine I decided that since I am returning back I ought to know what the word means at least. I checked it up in the dictionary, so in Arabic we say sahtain, which is the dual of health, like in Greek when we say “stin ygia sou” something similar! In French it means ‘Bon...

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Marmaris

See all 631 Marmaris Tips
  • 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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  • Club Likya Apartments

    Marmaris Hotels

    Great hotel & staff,unfortunately when we were there in August 2011 the place was overrun with...

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  • Dede Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Marmaris Restaurants

    Dede menu is extensive enough to gaurantee everyone in the group will have a lovely meal. Fresh Fish, Lovely steaks, Traditional Turkish, Chicken - it goes on and on. Save room for deserts- they are to die for. Fabulous views overlooking the gulets & bay towards Icmeler. Very nice inside upstairs dining room- with a fireplace which is brilliant in...

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Antalya

See all 733 Antalya Tips
  • 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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  • Welcome Barut Hotels Lara Spa

    Antalya Hotels

    This was our first time in Turkey and first time in an all-inclusive hotel. i have to say - we all...

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  • Ottoman restaurant, Kaleici, is robbing...

    Antalya Warnings and Dangers

    Please please please watch out the cosy looking Ottoman restaurant in the heart of the Old town Antalya!!! Especially if you have just arrived to Turkey and don´t have any local money. PLEASE ask always the prices of the dishes before ordering!!!We went there late in the evening, just after the flight, and asked for something to eat, "some little...

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Petra

See all 989 Petra Tips
  • 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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  • El Rashid Hotel

    Petra Hotels

    I was moved to this hotel in Wadi Musa, after the hotel I booked did not have a room available. The...

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  • Camels & Horses

    Petra Transportation

    The Camel is the main beast of burden of the middle east and north africa and even in Petra, you will see a lot of Camels in the Complex and you can take the slow tour of petra complex riding the tall camels. A camel ride wil start in front of the Al Khanzeh (treasury buidling) where there are lots of camels and bedouin camel herders and you must...

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Eilat

See all 386 Eilat Tips
  • 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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  • Isrotel Agamim Hotel

    Eilat Hotels

    The staff is very helpful and nice.The only thing that surprised me is that the internet is not...

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  • The Red Sea Star

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Eilat Restaurants

    First, no one was at the door to greet us...we had to find our own way to the tables (3 stair levels down). No body was in the restaurant (first tip we should have taken to walk out). We ordered tap water (tourists aren't made of money..tap water = free)...but they didn't have tap water (how?!)...so they MADE us buy mineral water. Everything we...

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Beirut

See all 924 Beirut Tips
  • 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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  • InterContinental Hotels IC PHOENICIA...

    Beirut Hotels

    Phoenicia Hotel has been one of the best hotels in Beirut for many years.The first time, I stayed in...

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  • worst experience ever!

    Beirut Restaurants

    I am sorry to say, I have never been mistreated, insulted and humiliated in my life like tonight at Fiona's I honestly do not know where to start! The floor manager Roland has an attitude, he is rude, he disrespects me my guests and my fiance. The food took almost an hour to arrive amongst a long list of complaints... ! Not to mention treating us...

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