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See all 7940 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 2772 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 West Marina Beach By Le...

    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 638 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...


Tel Aviv-Yafo

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See all 717 Jiddah Tips
  • 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...

  • 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 1934 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 710 Bodrum Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...



See all 764 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...



See all 525 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...

  • InterContinental Riyadh

    Riyadh Hotels

    Stayed only for a day But good restarant

  • Camping Trips - Akashta

    Riyadh Things to Do

    Akashta, Is the local word for short desert Camping Trips , Which is usually a one day trip to the deserts accompany with a small camping & necessary serving Equipment. These trips are often made to natural reserves, historical places and known landmarks in the region, such as;1- Valley Ring - Wadi Al Tougi2- Noura Gardens - Roudat Noura 3- Altnhat...


Abu Dhabi

See all 485 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...

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport

    Abu Dhabi Transportation

    The United Arab Emirates is such an astounding country, where can you see two major international airports of one country that lie on the same road (E 11 road, known as the shiekh maktoum road in Abu Dhabi and Shiekh Zayed Road in Dubai) and only 134 kilometers (83 miles) apart that have 2 national carriers (Etihad for Abu Dhabi and Emirates for...



See all 735 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...

  • Beautiful old town

    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 arrived...



See all 581 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

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

  • Observe the rules

    Doha Local Customs

    In Spain I cross the streets and roads if no cars are passing, even if in red. But I did not dare that in Doha, because they are very strict and can fine you. So I observed all the rules.



See all 1022 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...

  • Petra Kitchen

    5 out of 5 stars

    Petra Restaurants

    Once you tried arabic food, you will be suprised how tasty they are! For sure you want to know how to cook them. Here's the cooking course for you. You will be provided aprons and a pair of plastc gloves. After greetings and introduction of menu to cook the evening, go to the table you want. The menu the evening I joined was - Lentil Soup - Baba...



See all 454 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...

  • Nothing to drink at Al Qurm Beach

    Muscat Warnings and Dangers

    Muscat is very hot and you must bring water on the beach or stay close to a place where you can buy something to drink. I like to explore new places and especially walking along the beaches. The taxi dropped me off at Sheraton Al Qurm beach (GPS 23° 37' 1.4600" N 58° 27' 44.2400" E). I took off my shoes and layed down on my towel. The beach was...



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...

  • Dan Panorama Eilat

    Eilat Hotels

    The Dan Hotel in Eilat is probably one of the best hotel of the city. While being there for 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...


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