Travel to The Middle East

Travel to the Middle East to enjoy a diversity of exotic wonders – just a stone’s throw from Eastern Europe and easily accessible from the United Kingdom.

Whether you want to experience one of the idyllic dive destinations along the Red Sea; take a gambling holiday at the spectacular Casino du Liban in Lebanon; or visit the historic Turkish capital, Istanbul, which for thousands of years has acted as the gateway between Europe and Asia, the Middle East region is waiting to usher you into a world of sandy deserts, sparkling oases and fascinating cultures.

Another major drawcard is the Istanbul to Cairo overland route, which has been traveled for centuries.

Dubai Tourism

Dubai has exploded onto the international tourist scene in recent years. One of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is well placed to act as the entrance for international tourists who want to travel to the Middle East.

Dubai is well known as a major international shopping Mecca and its laws are far more relaxed and liberal than most other countries in the region, while Dubai International Airport is the largest travel centre in the Middle East.

Israel and Jordan Tourism

There are plans afoot to create a gambling strip in Eliat on the coast of the Red Sea, based on the Las Vegas Strip and the Cotai Strip in Macau.

The Dead Sea – on the border between Israel and Jordan – is a major tourist attraction in the region.

Mount Nebo in Jordan is just 15 minutes from the Dead Sea and offers a fantastic panoramic view of the Holy Land, while the nearby Mujib Reserve is being developed for adventure tourism.

Turkey Tourism

Istanbul is a very popular tourist destination, not least because of its proximity to European countries like Greece, Bulgaria and Italy. The city boasts an eclectic mixture of European and Central Asian cultural influences.

Middle East Background Information

The Middle East is a volatile region and its boundaries are not set in stone. Turkey has historically wavered between Asian and European influences, while Central Asian countries like Iran – as well as Balkan nations like Bulgaria, Hungary, Cyprus and Greece – have a lot in common with the Middle East.

If you do travel to the Middle East, be sure to check the political climate before your trip to avoid volatile areas.