Plan a trip to the Middle East
The Middle East offers a diverse and different travel experience. It will suit the traveller who enjoys luxury, adventure, exotic destinations and cultural experiences.
The Middle East comprises the countries of
Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian National Authority, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
To see what the Middle East offers, check out these great videos
When to go to the Middle East
The Middle East is warm most of the year. Summer is July – September and extremely hot. Winter is January to March and milder.
The Peak Season varies. Generally the milder months from November to February are busy, also during Ramadan and Hajj.
The best months to visit the Middle East (for value and less tourists) are the shoulder seasons of May, June and October, November.
To decide when to go, it’s a good idea to check the Middle East weather and Middle East public holidays.
How long to go to the Middle East for
Plan to go to the Middle East for at least a week, this will give you time to unwind and relax and enjoy the culture.
For longer stays consider combining countries such as Israel and Jordan.
For trip planning information for the Middle East look at Middle East General Info or browse the online Middle East travel brochures and check out the Middle East travel guide (takes time to load) and suggested Itineraries for the Middle East.
Places to visit in the Middle East
1. Wade in the waters of the Dead Sea, Israel
2. Watch prays at the Western Wall, Israel
3. Visit the ancient city of Petra, Jordan
4. Observe Dubai from the sky
5. Admire the Dome of the Rock, Israel
6. Walk the desert with Bedouin
7. Feel the history of Muscat City, Oman
8. Shop in comfort in Abu Dhabi
9. Relax on a beach United Arab Emirates
10. Smell the spices of the Souq, Doha, Qatar
Map of the Middle East – Links to each Middle East Tourism Office
Top 8 places to visit in the Middle East
For more detailed information, discover the most popular destinations for the Middle East
Entry information – Passport and Visa Rules for the Middle East
To enter any Middle Eastern country you will need a valid Passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity).
For entry requirements for the Middle East and documentation check the Visa and Passport information and Project Visa
How to get to the Middle East
The major airports of the Middle East are Dubai (UAE), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Doha (Qatar), Bahrain, Istanbul (Turkey), Tel Aviv (Israel), Amman (Jordan)
Popular Cruise Ports include Abu Dhabi (UAE), Bahrain, Doha (Qatar), Eilat (Israel), Haifa (Israel), Khasab (Oman), Muscat (Oman) Sur (Oman), Petra (Aqaba, Jordan), Suez Canal (Egypt).
For Flight details check
How to get around the Middle East
Middle East is serviced by a number of airlines, cruises and ferries, you can also hire a car or obtain public transport.
What to see and do in the Middle East
The Middle East is ideal for bloggers, writers and travellers to discover. Here are the Top Blogs and Free things to do in the Middle East.
Sightseeing, Day Tours, Extended Tours, Volunteer Middle East
The Middle East offers a range of sightseeing and attractions. Marvel at the ancient monuments, swim in the Dead Sea…or volunteer. Plan what to see and do in the Middle East with plenty of Sightseeing/Attractions, Day Touring or Extended Tour options.
Independent travel give a great overview if you want to travel on your own.
Ideas for Places to Stay in the Middle East
There are numerous places to stay in the Middle East, from Budget hostels to Luxury resorts and Villas. Consider the type of accommodation you would like in Where to stay in Middle East, or if you are just need a Hostel, Hotel or Resort look at Accommodation options for the Middle East to find plenty of ideas. For those seeking something different, try Traditional or Unique Middle East Accommodation.
How much to Budget for the Middle East
To work out what to budget for, have a look at the average cost of living in the Middle East.
Security, Health and Vaccinations, Driving Rules Middle East
Check important information on Travel Security, Health and Vaccinations and Driving overseas.
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