Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, rich with Islamic culture, demonstrates the true meaning of a magical Arabian city. Its exquisite architecture, turquoise waters, and timeless desert will leave you with an image strait out of a picture perfect dream. Here you can get much needed relaxation at one of its sandy beaches o…   read more

Al Manamah, Bahrain
Deeply rooted in Islamic culture, the Al Fateh Grand Mosque in Al Manamah, Bahrain is one of the largest mosques in the entire world.  Uniquely designed with its dome made of fiberglass, exquisite chandelier, and Italian marble walls and floors, the mosque is a picture-perfect and elegant…   read more

Alanya, Turkey
Surrounded by huge stones, the crystal clear waters of Cleopatra Beach in Alanya glisten in the sun.  According to Greek mythology, this is where the Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra and Mark Anthony were rumored to have taken romantic baths.  Historic ruins of one of her mansions were also…   read more

Amman, Jordan
Since 150 AD, the archeological ruins of the Roman Amphitheater remain a marvelous display of Amman’s history.  So grand, the stadium seated 6,000 spectators within its 33 rows comfortably to watch live performances and other ceremonial rituals.  It appears as a huge bowl deeply…   read more

Antalya, Turkey
Immersed in beauty, Antalya leaves nothing to the imagination.  With an abundance of sunshine and adventures, this destination is a whirlwind of excitement.  The fragrance of the Mediterranean is inescapable as its powerful ambiance flows throughout the charming streets and iconic…   read more

Aqaba, Jordan
Imagine a place where you are warmly greeted by the sun and by friendly faces waiting to say, Ahlan wa Sahlan (welcome).  The mesmerizing Red Sea is at arm’s length, while picturesque mountainsides can be seen in the near distance.  Away from the sea, lies the golden desert, where…   read more

Bahrain, Middle East
Bahrain is a fascinating melange of Eastern and Western cultures, where grandiose mosques and minarets share skylines with sleek skyscrapers. You can enjoy modern tourist infrastructure, including roads, an international airport, telecommunications, hotels and the restaurants are top notch.Bahrain…   read more

Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon is seen as both volatile and vibrant; a city of frustration and of freedom. Despite Beirut’s tumultuous past, it is an ever-evolving city dazzling with seize-the-day youth, beautifully reconstructed mosques and internationally renowned museums. The city has adopted the…   read more

Bodrum, Turkey
As the sun glistens over the Mediterranean, Bodrum comes alive by the brilliant rays shining upon the faces of its friendly locals and emblematic jewels.  This Turkish beauty is adorned with a charismatic presence which flows from the bottom of the turquoise ocean to the 360 views sitting on…   read more

With a history dating back 10,000 years evident in ancient ruins and an expansive coastline of immaculate beaches, this eastern Mediterranean island has so much history and recreation to offer in such a compact area of just 3,572 square miles. Facing Syria, Turkey and Lebanon, Cyprus is just about…   read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is one of seven of the United Arab Emirates, located on the Arabian Peninsula on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf. It’s the most populous of the Emirates and the second-largest in area, after Abu Dhabi.Dubai was formally established in the early 19th century by the Al Abu Falasa…   read more

Iran is the historical land formerly known as Persia, the site of many tales of antiquity. It’s the 18th-largest country in the world. Besides its great historical significance, its location makes it important in modern politics and culture. Iran is at the heart of the Middle East and one of…   read more

Tourism to Iraq is still a very special case. The potential, however, is enormous. Iraq, with Mesopotamia and the legendary Baghdad, is one of the most historically rich places on earth. But since the U.S. invasion of 2003 and seven years of war and occupation, insurgency and terrorist attacks, th…   read more

Both old and new, Israel was founded as the Jewish homeland in 1948 on a part of Palestine that was historically the Kingdom of Israel, the fabled Promised Land. It’s the home of many of the holiest sites of all three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and while much…   read more

Istanbul, Turkey
For 1,700 years Istanbul, Turkey, was the capital of an empire; Rome, Byzantium and, until 1923, the capital of the Ottoman Empire. It may not be an imperial capital anymore, but over the last three decades, it’s gone through an enormous, if incremental, evolution that has transformed it int…   read more

Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, is one of the oldest and culturally significant cities in the world. Jerusalem’s history dates back to the 4th millennium B.C.E. and is considered a holy land and spiritual center for Judaism, Christianity and the Islamic faith. Home to important…   read more

Over the last decade, Jordan has moved ever further into the mainstream of American travel. As the world shrinks and the Middle East becomes ever more central to the daily lives of Americans, they become increasingly interested in finding out about it for themselves. For those of you who want to…   read more

Kuwait is an Arab emirate on the northeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia, on the northwestern shore of the Persian Gulf. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north. In ancient history it was the historical location of Characene, a major port of trade between India…   read more

Lebanon stands on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south. It is a country with a rich history and culture and religious and ethnic diversity. Civilization can be traced back 7,000 years in Lebanon. It was the home of the…   read more

The Sultanate of Oman is on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula, the prime coastal real estate on the tip of the peninsula, surrounded by water on its north, east and south sides. The Gulf of Oman is to the north and the Arabian Sea is to the east and south. On land, Oman borders the…   read more

In the best of all possible worlds, Pakistan would find itself among the world’s most popular destinations thanks to its deep valleys, high mountains and broad stretches of wilderness. The very areas we read about today in newspapers, would offer compelling experiences to culture seekers…   read more

Qatar has a history tracing back to 4000 B.C. This barren Middle Eastern peninsula of sand dunes and salt flats has rapidly evolved from a poor pearl diving country to one of the wealthiest modern states in the Persian Gulf thanks to oil exportation. The monarchy has a progressive, modern vision…   read more

Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab country in the Middle East, bordered by Jordan on the northwest; Iraq on the northeast; Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on the east; Oman on the southeast; and Yemen on the southwest. The Persian Gulf is to the northeast and the…   read more