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See all 8056 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....

  • Four Seasons Istanbul

    Istanbul Hotels

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

  • Fish Sandwiches- Eminonu

    4 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...



See all 2790 Dubai Tips
  • Burj Khalifa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dubai Things to Do

    I've visited some of the tallest, and most famous skyscrapers in the world - Willis Tower in Chicago, the twin Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the Empire State Building. All are impressive, some beautiful, but none are like the Burj Khalifa. It is a stunning building for sure - a graceful spire with a shimmering surface which blends the...

  • Grosvenor House Dubai

    Dubai Hotels

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

  • 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...



See all 724 Jiddah Tips
  • Old City

    Jiddah Things to Do

    Beit Matbouli is one of the few traditional houses in Old Jeddah (al Balad) open to the public. It was recently converted into a 'museum' but it is not quite so. I walked into it in Oct 2015 and it was quite interesting to see the beautifully decorated interior (see photos) and some old furniture. The exterior is very traditional with intricately...

  • 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...

  • 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...



See all 1959 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...

  • The King David Jerusalem

    Jerusalem Hotels

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

  • 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,...



See all 768 Amman Tips
  • Citadel

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Amman Things to Do

    Given that Amman spreads itself over so many hills (19 now, 7 for centuries before that) it's not really obvious why this particular one should have been chosen as the location for the city[s most ancient structures. It isn't any higher than the hills immediately surrounding it and, as far as I could see, there nothing particularly special about...

  • 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...

  • Hashem

    5 out of 5 stars

    Amman Restaurants

    Is suppose to be very cheap one The food looks very fresh, flavoursome and extremely cheap: you will have to spend no more than 3-4 dinars per person for a whole meal, drinks included. The place is most of the time packed with locals as well as expats and tourists, it opens late during the night and it famously counts the Royal Family amongst its...


Tel Aviv-Yafo

See all 1216 Tel Aviv-Yafo Tips
  • Old Jaffa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tel Aviv-Yafo Things to Do

    The Grand Mosque of Yafa, known officially as al-Mahmoudiya Mosque, was built in 1730. It was expanded significantly in 1812 under the governor Muhammad al-Nabbut when the large courtyard and minaret were added. It is said that some Roman columns were re-used in the construction of the mosque. I only walked past it at night and was unfortunately...

  • 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,...

  • 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...


Abu Dhabi

See all 505 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...

  • Emirates Palace

    Abu Dhabi Hotels

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

  • Yas Island: Yas Viceroy Hotel

    Abu Dhabi Things to Do

    One of the most stunning architectural structures in Abu Dhabi, Yas Viceroy Hotel wraps itself like a cocoon around the Formula One race circuit. This race has become quite important in Abu Dhabi and, naturally, the hotel gets fully booked in advance for the event. The hotel was completed in 2009 after the design by the New York architectural firm...



See all 526 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...

  • Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom...

    Riyadh Hotels

    The hotel is well reviewed on TA elsewhere. Of three high quality hotels I have tried in Riyadh this...

  • Kingdom Centre (Al Mamlakah)

    Riyadh Things to Do

    At 300 metres, Al Mamlakah was for many years Riyadh's highest structure until it was taken over by Burj Rafal. It was built in 2003 by the Kingdom Group, a conglomerate owned by a member of the royal family (the famous Prince Al Waleed bin Talal). Much like Al Faisaliah Center, the designers of Kingdom Centre had to circumvent the building code...



See all 1026 Petra Tips
  • Treasury - Al Khazneh

    5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Things to Do

    The structure now called the 'treasury' is the first part of Petra's city centre which visitors saw. As they finally reached the end of the Siq, itself always in shade, its twists and turns slowly revealed the sunlit facade of the 'treasury'. It must have been a completely unexpected and awe-inspiring sight....and that is exactly what it was...

  • 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...

  • Basin Restaurant

    3 out of 5 stars

    Petra Restaurants

    Run by the Crown Plaza Hotel in Wadi Musa, Basin Restaurant is one of two dining option in the Petra archaeological site. Come lunch hour, it is infested with groups of tourists and thus scores zero in terms of atmosphere and no better on service. The redeeming factor is that the buffet and grill it serves are surprisingly decent (normally I avoid...



See all 460 Muscat Tips
  • Muttrah Souq

    Muscat Things to Do

    Muttrah Souq, the oldest marketplace in Muscat, is a place to visit for shopping. The covered bazaar consists of many shops and stalls selling souvenirs, clothes, silverwear and goldwear, spices, etc. Just like any other tourist spot, bargain is a must. In the heat of Muscat, it is nice to hide in the shade and look at the shops. The shop owners...

  • InterContinental Al Bustan Palace Muscat

    Muscat Hotels

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

  • Walk to the old town

    Muscat Things to Do

    if it is not too hot, it is nice to walk from Mutrah along the coastal road to the old town of Muscat with the Sultans Palace, some museums and some Portugese fortifications, about 3 kilometer. Alternative shared minibus taxi, easy to find in the morning less easy later for 0,100 Rial or taxi (agree first on the prices!) 1,500 to 2 Rial (they might...



See all 387 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...

  • Royal Beach

    Eilat Hotels

    This Royal Beach hotel is just between the other big ones, the Hilton and Dan hotels. Located on the...

  • 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...



See all 585 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...

  • Four Seasons Hotel

    Doha Hotels

    I stayed here for one night in Oct 2015 on a business trip (and my second visit to Qatar). This...

  • The Museum of Islamic Art Doha

    Doha Things to Do

    Purposefully designed by the renowned architect I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha draws on traditional mediaeval Islamic architecture in a very sleek and modern structure. The museum is located on its own island off the shore at the southern end of the bay of Doha. It was inaugurated in 2009 with an outstanding collection of Islamic arts...



See all 643 Marmaris Tips
  • Icmeler beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marmaris Things to Do

    Nice situated all inclusive hotel on the beach. Nice view to Marmaris bay, beach boulevard 3,5 km to the centrum, dolmus leaves to centrum or Icmeler just front of the hotel. The hotel itself was very good size, nice hotel staff, good food, good entertainment group, hotel guests in many different countries. We had good 2 weeks holiday July 2014.

  • Club Likya Apartments

    Marmaris Hotels

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

  • Taj Mahal

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marmaris Restaurants

    Ordered Lamb Madras along with starter which was not bad,not a lot but what do you expect for four pounds!!Main Course arrived after my wifes which looked good and according to her was lovelyMy own one came cold and did not look good it was as if the lamb was out of a tin sent it back infairness a replacement was served If I do revisit I will...



See all 738 Antalya Tips
  • Kaleici - Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antalya Things to Do

    The architecture in Kaleiçi is amazing; at every corner on every street you will find an old building worth to take a picture. Many of these building are renovated and are run as boutique hotels. In the evening you can enjoy nightlife at one of the several restaurants and bars, even some with live music. We stayed at Hotel Alp Pasha. When we...

  • 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...

  • Havas Tariff Antalya airport

    Antalya Transportation

    This is the recent tarif (2007) of Havas from Antalya Airport to the cityShuttle is available for every domestic aircraft landing at Antalya Airport. International passengers, may use our shuttle buses by coming to domestic exit.Approximately 45 minutesFare10,00 TL (VAT Included)



See all 716 Bodrum Tips
  • St. Peter Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bodrum Things to Do

    The best thing with Bodrum Castle it that it works as a museum anyway but there are some interesting separated rooms where you see several antiquities. The Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology houses item that had been found in the Aegean sea from wrecks, an ancient shipwreck replica etc The old mosque(suleymaniye camii) was originally a...

  • El Vino Hotel

    Bodrum Hotels

    This small property is both central (10 min walk to the bazaar and waterfront) and secluded and...

  • Seafood

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bodrum Restaurants

    The Bodrum Fener Restaurant is located in Bodrum Milta Yacht Club. Me and my family went there in summer 2011. Its view was good. But it had an awful service. The waitresses didn't interested in us. We had to wait for 30 minutes just for a waitress come near us but at last we left the restaurant. No one apologized from us for being waited. I will...


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