One of the most picturesque cities in the Middle East is Haifa. It is here where Muslims, Christians and Jews live harmoniously in co-existence. Dominating the central city in modern Haifa is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Baha’i Shrine and Gardens, which is the city’s most popular attraction. Other attractions include the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, built in 1836 and Elijah’s Cave, which is an important pilgrimage site for Jews, Muslims and Christians.
The historic town of Jerusalem is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many sites that are of religious importance including the Western Wall, which is known as the most sacred area, both in tradition and national consciousness for the Jewish. In Eilat, you can take a dip in the Dead Sea, a salt water lake which enables you to effortlessly float owing to the high density of the water.
Home to Jordan’s lost city, Petra, an entire city carved into a sandstone cliff, is considered to be the eighth wonder of the ancient world. Discovered in the 19th Century and then more recently excavated in the 1950’s, this rose red city is now considered one of the genuine Wonders of the World. Walk through the siq to the old city of Petra and make your way down to the majestic Al-Khazneh. Gaze at the Roman Theatre and marvel at the Royal Tombs.
Muscat is the capital city of Oman, it is one of supreme power, it has three forts overlooking the entrance to the port where there are amazing panoramic views of the old city and the harbour. Visit the Zawawi Mosque with its beautiful pink marble gilded dome. There are ancient fortifications, striking desert landscapes with refreshing tropical oasis and vibrant busy markets. Witness the wonders of the Mouttrah Souk, the ancient city of Nizwa the Jabrin fort and the Bait al Zubair museum all recording the nation’s rich history. Visit the tomb of the prophet Ayoub in the beautiful city of Salalah and discover its pristine natural surroundings on a fantastic 4×4 jeep trip. A visit near Salalah will reveal the fascinating lost city of Ubar.
The Red Sea is a great destination and a fantastic way to visit some of the World’s most fascinating and engaging treasures. Visit Egypt and Jordan’s intriguing archaeological sites and, with a wonderful climate all year round, soak up the winter sun. The Red Sea itself offers stunning coral reefs teeming with tropical fish and other marine life.
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates consists of seven Sheikhdoms, is a combination of beaches, camel racing, deserts, mountains and oasis. Two of the areas include Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Enjoy the unspoilt beaches in Fujairah or take an exhilarating 4×4 tour into the desert and along the wadi. Learn the art of hunting with falcons in Abu Dhabi or tee off for a round of golf with breath-taking panoramic views.
Witness a world-class event at the capital city Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix or ride through the desert on a camel. You may also wish to travel in style in an air conditioned limousine. Abu Dhabi is friendly and charming it has the fascinating and lavish Emirates Palace and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre. On Yas Island you will be amazed at the first Ferrari branded theme park in the World.
Known for being a relatively liberal and modern Persian Gulf country and was at one time reputed for being one of the world’s oldest civilisations. Visit the Al Fateh Mosque, the largest in Bahrain and admire some of the rich tapestry of local history in one of the many museums. King Fahd’s Causeway is a marvel of modern engineering; it links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, 25km over the water. Visit the Grand Mosque, the National Museum and the Portuguese Fort.
Has stunning beaches, exceptional shopping centres, world class golf courses and is one of the most exclusive cities in the world. The iconic Burj Al Arab with its sail-like structure stands over 300 metres tall. The sky scraper Burj Khalifa has 160 stories and is 828 meters tall. The glittering gold souk overflows with flawless fine jewellery and there is a snow park at the indoor ski arena Ski Dubai. Atlantis the Palm looks amazing.
Sir Bani Yas Island
There are many activities on this adventure destination; mountain biking, hiking, diving, snorkelling, archery and horse riding. Over 50% of the island is covered by a wildlife park consisting of over 13,000 species.