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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul
"Our tour begins at the ancient Hippodrome where thousands of spectators were entertained and kept happy by the chariot races. The historic Sultanhamet Mosque or now known as the Blue Mosque due to its magnificent interior filled with blue Iznik tiles is we will navigate through the labyrinth of streets and passages that are home to more than 3000 shops known as the Grand Bazaar. Make sure you have practiced your bartering skills. After looking Grand Bazaar you will have a chance to rest and you will get to experience traditional Turkish tea or coffee and a popular Turkish pastry called borek all while enjoying the ancient practice of hookah at a favorite local hangout. You will then make your way to one of immediately you feel the energy in the air. Your senses will be filled with bright colors and powerful aromas of the exotic spices that will surround you. Istanbul is a city that has a rich religious history and now is composed of many different religion this church has been the location of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and is recognized as the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Religion. Your day concludes with an old world cultural experience like no other city has to offer. Your churches and synagogues that date back to the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Further to witnessing the local's life thereYou end the tour with a ferry back to Eminonu
From EUR70.00
 
Dinner Cruise On The Bosphorus
"Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 3.5-hour evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise under Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. See Istanbul’s illuminat your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.""""Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait while enjoying dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing. Gliding through the water your boat follows a route that includes views of Istanbul’s top attractions – all enchantingly illuminated at night. Cruise past the Blue Mosque and Faith Sultan Mehmet Bridge while eating drinking and enjoying the show!"title=Highlights&1=Enjoy+a+romantic+night+including+dinner&2=Dinner+included&3=Free+drinks+included&4=Hotel+pickup+included
From $50.00
 
"Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar
"Istanbul Uncovered with Grand Bazaar Suleymaniye Mosque Sultanahmet backstreets and great views of the city""Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide. As we tour Istanbul your guide will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee as well as show you the main points of interest along the way.You'll start this Istanbul walking tour by exploring Istanbul’s ancient Hippodrome. Following this we’ll make our way to Divanyolu
From EUR32.00

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Whether you’re renting a car for business or pleasure, Hertz Middle East and Africa customers have access to a vast array of vehicles that are available at more than 8,800 Hertz locations in 150...
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Cheap airlines

One of my hobbies is finding the cheapest possible way to get around the region. Air Arabia : to Syria Lebanon etc..for more info www.airarabia.com http://www.flydubai.com/english.aspxwww.easyjet.com...
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Nov 04, 2011

5 STAR AIRLINE - NO WAY

Qatar Airways promotes itself as the world’s ‘Only 5 Star Airline’. They must be the only ones to believe that rubbish. My first flight with them was on a plane that looked like it had been decorated...
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DAO
Apr 11, 2011

NO FERRY BETWEEN LEBANON AND CYPRUS !

There are currently no ferry boats running between Cyprus and Lebanon. They stopped a few years ago. I actually took the ferry between them, but they have been stopped for a couple of years now. You...
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DAO
Dec 27, 2009

Travelling between Israel/Palestine and Egypt

Border crossings between Israel and Egypt are in Nizzana, Rafiah and Taba, close to Eilat. They are usually open exept on Jom Kippur and the first day of Id ei Adha.Nizzana, the biggest crossing...
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travellingdan
Jul 29, 2008

Driving from Cairo-Alexanderia

If you have to travel by car from Alexandria to Cairo ALWAYS use the Desert road known as attaree essahrawi you'll pay 2 LE as at a toll. It is 200 km and you probably make it in 2 hrs to your...
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Jul 21, 2008
 
 
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Air Arabia, Budget Airline

This is probably the cheapist way to fly to and from the UAE. It is to all countries in the Middle East and the Indian Subcont. Here is a list for its destinations Ahmedabad (India), Aleppo (Syria),...
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Doctor38
Jul 14, 2007

Cheap Flights

One of my hobbies after living and working in the Gulf for the past 3 years is to find cheap flights. My job allows me to take 2.5 to 3 months off a year so Ive become a bloodhound so to speak with...
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JohnniOmani
Feb 18, 2007

Taxi Business

On the whole, taxi drivers in the Gulf despite what the internet or guide books may say are as dodgy as anywhere else in the world. The UAE and a few other states use meters but Oman and Yemen and...
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JohnniOmani
Feb 18, 2007

THE BEST AIRLINE IN THE WORLD

Unless you are blessed with wealth, you will probably enjoy most of your travels across the world in Economy – also know as “Cattle Class”. The best airline in the world for those reasonable airfares...
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DAO
Jan 23, 2007

Travelling between Israel/Palestine and Jordan

If you want to travel between Israel/Palestine and Jordan and you don't want to fly between the two international airports Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv and the one in Amman, you can go by bus and taxi. Then...
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travellingdan
Jul 20, 2005

Ferry...

When crossing The Red Sea, ferry or fast ferry or even being called a catamaran would be the best option to take.Although not that cheap but it's a pleasant journey as we want to get to the next...
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coceng
Jun 23, 2005

Trains...

I rarely met any tourist travelling with trains in The Middle East.Most of the times, they are slow but in some places, the trains would provide some bext sights which we can't see on the roads.At...
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coceng
Jun 23, 2005

Taxis...

Taxi is also a good option.Do take a taxi if you are not scared of being conned or over-charged !Anyway, sometimes taxi is the ONLY option to take say if you are going to somewhere remote &...
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coceng
Jun 23, 2005

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Desert Safari

I suggest you to ask for safari representative these few essential questions before makes the deal done. Is there a Desert Safari Company ? 3rd party or Freelancer Agent ? It's really good to know...
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It is an absolutely incredible place, but for history lovers it is something really special. We had spent a lot of time researching historical stuff before we went there, but when you go knowing the...
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Citadel

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...
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Old City

The Sharbatly family is one Jeddah's best known as they have dominated the country's food industry (packaging and distribution) for many decades. This undoubtedly was their historic family house years...
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Desert

We packed up our 4x4 and joined a convoy of other expatriates for a trip into the desert. Once, we camped in a beautiful box canyon on Thanksgiving Day, and we had a pot luck dinner. Daytime...
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Corniche

Abu Dhabi is famous for it's Corniche a 8 Km paved path along the waterfront facing the bay with a view of Lulu island. The Corniche runs from the Mina neighborhood in the north to the Marina in the...
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