The Middle East is one of history’s grand epics – a cradle of civilisations and a beautiful, complicated land that is home to some of the most hospitable people on the planet. Made up of around 15 countries in the region including Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Israel, this historic region is filled with grand cities of history.
In addition to the character-laden urban settlements, Middle Eastern landscapes harbour seas of dunes, palm-fringed oases and sociable seaside resorts. The bright waters of the Dead Sea will see you floating dreamily due to its high levels of salinity. Conversely, the Red Sea provides excellent opportunities for diving. If diving into the high life is more your style, don’t miss Dubai – the flashiest of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE’s low-key capital, Abu Dhabi, is worthy of exploration even if only for comparative reasons.
Maybe it’s time for you to venture to history’s grand epics and experience ancient lands full of modern surprises.