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Middle East Vacation Spots

You Have No Idea What These Middle East Vacation Spots Can Offer

Planning a vacation to Middle East is a unique, and sort of, an unusual idea. However, if you want to make the experience worthwhile, it is important to learn about the popular vacation spots to visit in this region. Here is an insight into these significant places.
Vacayholics Staff
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2018
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Most people travel to Europe, Australia, or New Zealand for their vacation. Few venture to the Middle East, particularly after hearing tales about the climate and inhospitable living situation. But, today, the latter has emerged as one of the best travel destinations, and it has much to offer to tourists.
Dubai Marina
Everyone knows that Dubai is one of the most famous shopping destinations, but there is of course more to Dubai than that. So, which are the countries that fall under the category of Middle East?
Shangri-la Muscat
This region encompasses some portions of Asia and Egypt. It includes, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Tajikistan, Iraq, Algeria, Western Sahara, Turkey, Morocco, Sudan, Iran, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Kuwait.
Popular Vacation Spots
Persepolis Travel Destination
While planning of traveling to Middle East, you should remember that summers are extremely hot and arid, and the winters can be freezing. So, the best time to travel in this region would be during the spring or fall.
Antic theater in Ephesus
The temperatures are quite temperate and pleasant; in fact, it is ideal for vacationing there. Here are a few destinations that are ideal places to visit at least once in a lifetime.
Morocco
Casablanca ??? Morocco
One of the best Middle East tourist places is Morocco. Morocco conjures up images of walled cities, Berber tribesmen small souks, fragrant spices, beautiful glass lamps, camel caravans, Arab sultans, and tall date palms.
Volubilis Ruins In Morocco
Morocco gained independence in 1956, and it has many things to offer to tourists. Some must-see places in Morocco are the High Atlas mountains, the beautiful whitewashed fishing ports of Essaouira and Asalh, the Rif Mountains, the sand dunes of Fez, The Dades Valley, and El Badi Palace.
Do not miss the medina of Fès el-Bali, which is the largest living Islamic medieval city in the world. Morocco is also well-known for its great shopping experience. Bazaars in Marrakesh and Casablanca that are crammed with shops carry everything, right from spices, food items, clothes, to jewelry, gold, carpets, and artifacts.
Jordan
Petra monastery, Jordan
This country boasts of some of the most spectacular ruins, and any traveler who wants to experience them should come to this place. One of the best places to visit in Jordan is the prehistoric Nabatean city of Petra.
Jordanian Dessert At Sunrise
Other great spots that are a must see on every seasoned traveler's list are the ruined Roman cities, the brook where Jesus was baptized, desert citadels, the fortress where Herod beheaded John the Baptist, the ancient city of Jerash, the mountain top where Moses cast eyes on the Promised Land, and of course, the Dead Sea.
Jordan is one of the most culturally rich countries, and if you are a fan of prehistoric and ancient cities and archaeological sites, then you would simply love visiting this place.
Istanbul
Istanbul Turkey - Middle East
Another popular destination that simply cannot be missed is Istanbul. It is one of the most important cities of Turkey and boasts of many great places to visit. The Old Town, which is mostly the region around Sultanahmet, is a must-visit place in Istanbul.
Sunset In Istanbul
Other places that are some of the best to visit in this city include Sultanahmet Camii (the blue mosque), Hagia Sophia Süleymaniye Mosque, Taksim Square, Basilica Cistern, and the Galata towers.
Shopaholics can have a great time buying things in the Grand Bazaar in Kapalicarsi, which has around 61 streets, with over 4000 shops. You can purchase anything from clothes, handicrafts, carpets, to jewelry, leather goods, and much more. For the more culture-loving traveler, historic buildings, art galleries, and museums are also plentiful in Istanbul.
Some Other Vacation Spots
Sea Caves near Cyprus
There are many more tourist destinations in the Middle East that are exciting and worth a visit.
Some of these include:
  • Oman
  • Syria
  • Cyprus
  • Damascus
  • Palmyra
  • Baalbek
  • Dubai
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  • Muscat
  • Egypt
  • Ephesus
  • Lebanon
  • Tunisia
  • Persepolis
Baalbek - Temple of Jupiter
Thus, this region has a lot to offer to both seasoned travelers, as well as travelers who are seeking new thing. You can find many vacation packages and vacation tours for the same that can be availed at a very low price.