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BEST SITES TO SEE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The Middle East region is known for having several sites of interest that attract thousands of tourists every year. We will discuss some of the best and most popular sites to visit in the Middle East.

Modern Cities

Dubai is popular for its’ impressive skyline, and for having the tallest building in the world. It is also a safe city to visit compared with certain other places in the Middle East. Another city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that a person can safely visit is Abu Dhabi as it has a museum, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which would be worth a visit if you are in the area. Abu Dhabi also has the well-known Emirates Palace and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque that are worth a trip.

There is the city of Doha which, like Dubai, has become very popular in recent years as a fabulous tourist destination. They have sites such as modern skyscrapers and shopping malls and are known for their golf courses. Ras Al Khaimah is also in the UAE and has become more popular over the last couple of years. They have beautiful beaches and mountains, and even have the longest zip line in the world. There are a range of activities you can do including visiting a zoo or going to a waterpark. It is also a safe destination since it is in the UAE which is a safe country to visit.

If your interests lie more in the area of archeology and history, then Jordan is a good country to visit. They have the famous archeological site, Petra. Petra is actually also a designated UNESCO world heritage site that is a city that has been carved out of red colored rock. It is a truly amazing place to visit.

Ancient Cities

If you want to see some ancient ruins, then Jerusalem would be a worthwhile trip. In Jerusalem you can visit the Temple Mount, and the Western Wall. The Western Wall is a major site of religious significance. Jerusalem has many religious and holy sites, while Tel Aviv is more of a modern city with modern sites.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – DECEMBER 06: (ISRAEL OUT) An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man holds a shofar (ram’s horn) with the golden Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine behind on December 6, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. U.S. President Donald Trump will announce his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

If you want to see the famous pyramids and Sphinx, then a trip to Cairo in Egypt should be made. You can also cruise down the Nile River and visit the Coptic Museum while in Cairo. However, you should check that it is safe to visit Egypt as some countries may have travel advisories in place.

Riyadh in Saudi Arabia has much to offer in terms of activities and sites since it is a huge city, however, once again, you should check it is safe to visit. An unexpected place to visit is Kuwait. The city of Kuwait has much to offer including several museums and nature parks. The city is a good place to experience authentic Arab culture.

These are some of the best sites that you can visit in the Middle East region. Bear in mind that political situations change rapidly and a country that is safe today may not be safe tomorrow, so always check with your home country that there is no travel advisory in place for where you plan to visit.