From ultra-modern metropolises of skyscrapers, luxury hotel resorts and shopping malls to bustling traditional souks, camel rides and desert dunes, the Middle East is a fascinating region contrasting glamour with history and tradition. Whether you’re looking to enjoy scuba diving in the Red Sea, floating on the Dead Sea, or a sunset camel ride on the Wadi Rum desert, whether you’re culturally curious, a history buff, a shopaholic, a thrill-seeker or looking for an exclusive luxury resort for honeymoon, the Middle East has something special to offer…


Israel has a fascinating contrast between the ancient and sacred sites clustered in Jerusalem’s Old City, and the crisp, white architecture, beaches and wild nightlife of Tel Aviv. Israel is also popular for its sunny beaches and SCUBA diving and water sports on the Red Sea, and the unique Dead Sea, famous for its buoyancy and medicinal qualities, and a vibrant restaurant culture.


For an authentic Arabian experience set amongst stunning natural beauty encompassing rugged mountains, vast deserts, and the sparkling Arabian sea, head to Oman, a country which still proudly holds on to its traditions whilst looking to the future. Make the most of relaxing on the beaches, or enjoying desert safaris, camel-racing, deep-sea diving, turtle and bird watching, wadi-bashing and browsing through souks...

Abu Dhabi

​Year-round sunshine, fabulous shopping malls and opulent hotels, gleaming ultramodern skyscrapers, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, and the alluring mystique of the Arabian Desert entice many to visit Abu Dhabi. With the Yas Island with its F1 racing track and Ferrari World, and the upcoming Louvre on Saadivat Island, Abu Dhabi is an intoxicating city of ultra-modernity and extravagance, but delve a little deeper to find remnants of its past...


​Renowned for its luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, and lively nightlife, Dubai is an excitingly extravagant and captivating city to visit. Its skyscraper-filled skyline is dominated by the 830m-tall Burj Khalifa tower, while off-shore lie the man-made islands of Atlantis and the Palm boasting exclusive luxury resorts with water and marine-animal parks, popular with families, couples and honeymooners...


​Vast desert landscapes, palm tree oases, springtime flowers bursting colour across arid hills, canyons flowing with seasonal water, awe-inspiring ancient monuments, fantastic nature reserves – it’s easy to see why Jordan fascinated T.E. Lawrence, famously nicknamed Lawrence of Arabia. With UNESCO World Heritage sites, welcoming, friendly towns and seaside resorts, Jordan is still a popular destination today.
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