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    The Waqif Art Centre
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See all 7920 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

    4.5 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...



See all 2737 Dubai Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...


Tel Aviv-Yafo

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See all 718 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • InterContinental Riyadh

    Riyadh Hotels

    Stayed only for a day But good restarant

  • 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...



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...

  • Club Likya Apartments

    Marmaris Hotels

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

  • 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...


Abu Dhabi

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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...

  • Emirates Palace

    Abu Dhabi Hotels

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

  • 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,...



See all 755 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...



See all 444 Muscat Tips
  • 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...

  • InterContinental Al Bustan Palace Muscat

    Muscat Hotels

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

  • Visit the Natural History Museum

    Muscat Things to Do

    Given my interest in all things to do with the natural world a short visit to the Natural History Museum in Muscat seemed a sensible and interesting thing to do. I'd been told the Museum was not large but well worth a visit so I detoured and stopped by. I was very glad I did.The exhibits are very well presented; in an interesting and informative...



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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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 990 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



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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