Middle East Travel Guide

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  • Pro
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      People, culture & history, stark beautiful terrains 

  • Con
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     Heat and Conservatism 

  • In a nutshell
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     The best place on Earth in spite of all! 

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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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Iran

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/Iran/TravelGuide-Iran.html

Oman

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Lebanon

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Bahrain

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Qatar

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Georgia

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Iraq

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Middle_East/Iraq/TravelGuide-Iraq.html

Kuwait

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Yemen

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Syria

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Palestine

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Azerbaijan

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Armenia

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Istanbul

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  • Topkapi Palace

    Istanbul Things to Do

    For me, the highlight of the entire palace complex was the Harem. The harem is a maze of exquisite rooms where the sultan’s wives, concubines, and even his mother, lived. The entire harem consists of 400 halls, terraces, rooms, wings, and apartments that are grouped around the sultan’s private residence. Only about 40 have been restored and opened...

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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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  • Fishing Boats in eminonu..

    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 2721 Dubai Tips
  • Desert Safari

    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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  • 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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  • Taxis

    Dubai Transportation

    If you are pressed for time and don't want the long waiting times associated with using the Public RTA Dubai Buses going around Dubai Emirate area (the trade of of low price is longer travelling time to destinations) and don't want to spend a lot in booking private tours or getting rental cars (parking in dubai can be expensive) then the best mode...

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Marmaris

See all 627 Marmaris Tips
  • Icmeler beach

    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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  • Hotel Aqua

    Marmaris Hotels

    We had to overnight here once, because La Perla was overbooked, this hotel has 5 stars, it's very...

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  • Taj Mahal

    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...

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Antalya

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Jerusalem

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Abu Dhabi

See all 468 Abu Dhabi Tips
  • 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...

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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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  • Be prepared to splurge!

    Abu Dhabi Shopping

    In case you already have Ikea in your country, then maybe it is not a big deal. But for me Ikea stores are a place I look forward to shopping in since I find their products, reasonable, reliable and exclusive. We do not have Ikea stores in India. Home decor products, Linens, garden equipment, furnishing, furniture and much more.

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Tel Aviv-Yafo

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  • Old Jaffa

    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

    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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Bodrum

See all 710 Bodrum Tips
  • 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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  • El Vino Hotel

    Bodrum Hotels

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

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  • Seafood

    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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Amman

See all 751 Amman Tips
  • 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...

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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

    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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Jiddah

See all 714 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

    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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Riyadh

See all 566 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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  • Fresh Japanese food in Riyadh

    Riyadh Restaurants

    We've been looking for a Japanese restaurant in Riyadh and finally we found one and it was recommended by family friends.Furusato, I heard about it in the Phil. and it has 2 branches located in manila and makati, I never realized there is one branch here in Riyadh it is the most expensive restaurant we ever tried but it’s definitely great and...

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Muscat

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Alanya

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Doha

See all 563 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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  • Best High Tea in Doha

    Doha Restaurants

    The most luxurious view of Doha in posh surroundings with exceptional quality tea. They offer two options, the Caroline Astor which is a traditional high tea or the Arabian Tea with all the lovely pastries or small sandwiches. The entire experience was first rate. The quality of the teas was exceptional and the presentation and surroundings put...

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Icmeler

See all 235 Icmeler Tips
  • 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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  • Hotel Bonjour

    Icmeler Hotels

    The Hotel Bonjour is not listed with any tour operators and relies on word of mouth. It was our...

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  • The Champagne Bar Restaurant

    Icmeler Restaurants

    Champagne bar is amazing, not just for its food but for its excellent hospitality. It was my first time in icemeler and the staff here made me feel relaxed and welcome. I visited this bar several times during my stay and was never disappointed. The food was exceptional I had the steak, it was cooked to perfection. To eat or even just to have a...

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