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Seeing the three majestic pyramids in person is as close as you can get to time travel. Looming 450 feet in the air under the basking Egyptian sun, the pyramids are still the only surviving wonder of the ancient world. Discovering the temples, statues, tombs and The Sphinx will leave you in awe and curiosity of how these structures, made of 2 million heavy blocks, were made long ago.
The lost city of Petra is often the highlight of most tour trips in the Middle East for travelers. Ranging from upto 60 kilometers of ruins, Petra will need more than a day to venture around. It is also a fairly challenging hike to The Monastery and other sites in the lost city, so bring sturdy hiking shoes, water and sunscreen.
3. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, UAE
If you want to immerse yourself in the cultural and religious world of the Middle East, there is perhaps no fewer gorgeous places to do it. It combines modern and traditional islamic architecture to create one of the most scenic and spiritual places of worship. This mosque holds an impressive number of 40,000 worshippers and is the biggest in the UAE.
Almost anybody coming to Istanbul will have the Blue Mosque first on their itinerary. Inside the mosque is lined with more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles and is a piece of historical architecture of the Ottoman empire.
5. Western Wall, Israel
Located in the Old City of Jerusalem, this here is considered the holiest site in the world. Visiting the Western Wall will leave an impression on you that is hard to forget. Within minutes of the entrance, the name “Wailing Wall” comes to life as you see hundreds of devout worshippers in prayer, rocking back and forth, openy crying and emotional. It is an experience worth every bit of money you spend to get there.
6. Baalbek, Lebanon
At around 9,000 BC, the ancient city of Baalbek was an important place for human civilization and stands as a wondrous place dotted with islamic archeological wonders. Any history buff or architect enthusiasts will love discovering the Mesopotamian, Roman, Christian and Islamic structures that bedeck the city.
The lowest point on earth and most mineral filled body of water is something of a must see for many globetrotters. Enjoy mud baths, luxurious spas and floating around the water that is mystically known to have healing properties.
8. Shah Mosque, Iran
Considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the world and a masterpiece of Persian architecture, the Shah Mosque is one of Iran’s main attractions. Located in Isfahan, a city laced with bazaars, squares and magnificent architecture, the mosque is open daily for locals and tourists to admire.
No trip to Morocco is complete without the visit of this souq, filled with gold, silk, islamic art, carpets, jewels and just about everything you would want to take home from this beautiful country.
10. Liwa Oasis, UAE
If you’re looking for an endless, breathtaking sight of shimmering gold sand dunes hidden away from the buzz of the city, Liwa Oasis is one of the most authentic experiences of the Arabian gulf you can find. Explore camel farms, fortresses and epic sunsets!
3,697 Middle East Tour Reviews - Summary
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Our time in the High Atlas Mountains spending time meeting local people and absorbing the beauty of the valley.
The medina in Fez was memorable- amazing buzz as you wind around the miles of narrow 'lanes' never knowing what is around the next corner. The tanneries are now renovated and even without being back in full use were an absorbing sight.
Khalid was a great group leader. He organised the day to day practicalities with minimum fuss and kept us well informed. We all looked forward to hearing his hilarious stories of his Berber childhood and he gave us a real sense of Morroccan culture, history and environment without sounding like he was working through a script- he was good fun and approachable.
Don't sleep on top of the sand dunes if it is windy- don't ask!
It was a little chilly in April for our first 2 days so do take a fleece and clothes that you can layer and unlayer
Do have a hammam ( traditional bath house) when you stay in the mountain village- go in a group if you can, forget inhibitions and have an hilarious experience