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Middle East Holidays

The Middle East is home to stunning Islamic architecture, desert landscapes, immersive bazaars and modern iconic sky lines. It really is like Aladdin’s cave – a true treasure trove of adventures, experiences, and sites.

On a trip to the Middle East you can camp in the desert of Oman's Empty Quarter, play golf on the perfectly manicured golf courses of the UAE, shop in the bustling bazaars of downtown Amman, and be mesmerised by the grand mosque of Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

History is written everywhere in the Middle East – from the ancient cities of Petra and Jerash, to the ancient mosques and churches, the sandy shores of the Arabian coast line, and the forever changing city skylines of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Although the past is ever apparent in the Middle East, there’s plenty of room to write some history of your own.

Destination Highlights
  • Dubai has the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa stands at 828 metres high
  • Family friendly holiday destination
  • The ancient Jordanian city Petra is one of the New Wonders of the World
  • Abu Dhabi is the host of the final race of the Formula One season

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Resort view

The Chedi Muscat

Muscat

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,159 pp

The Chedi Muscat

Atlantis The Palm

Dubai

H&J Rating
Atlantis The Palm
Maharaja Terrace

Taj Dubai

Dubai

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,069 pp

Taj Dubai
Unique

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Doha

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,229 pp

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 7 hours 30 minutes

Visa Information

British citizens may require a visa to travel to certain Middle Eastern countries.

Language

Arabic and English are widely spoken

Health Information

Specific vaccinations are not required for travel to the Middle East. However, we do recommend you contact your GP for up to date vaccination information and requirements.

The Middle East is a melting pot of cultures, traditions and the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, have a futuristic feel to them. From Bedouin camps, dune safari's and traditional souqs, to the world famous Burj Khalifa and Sheikh Zayed Mosque there is always something to do and experience.

  • Camels in the desert

    Desert Adventures

    With Bedouin tribes, other unique rock formations and mammoth sand dunes reaching up to 300 metres in height, the Middle East's vast deserts are an incredible backdrop to your holiday.

  • Abu Dhabi Mosque, Middle East

    History and Culture

    The region is also strewn with historic mosques like Abu Dhabi's 82-domed white marble Sheikh Zayed Mosque, as well as quiet mountain villages that feel like time has stood still; where life adapts to the dry, rugged scenery that surrounds it.

  • Dead Sea, Middle East

    Natural Wonders

    Sink into the world-famous Dead Sea, or try to, as the thick salt content makes it possible to float on the surface. Or, dive among the undiscovered corals of Oman, Aqaba and Fujairah.

  • Dubai Skyline, Dubai

    Captivating Cities

    From gleaming skyscrapers to eclectic markets, holidays in the Middle East are enriched by the region's fascinating cities.

  • Tejal, Destination Specialist

    Tina

    Destination Specialist

    "A lot of cities in the Middle East have an airline based from them – Emirates in Dubai for example. This makes it the perfect place to have a stopover before or after visiting somewhere else. You get a chance to experience a new place and adjust to the time difference.”

  • John

    Destination Specialist

    “If you’re staying anywhere in the Middle East, you have to experience an overnight stay at an Arabian desert camp. There’s no better place in the world to watch the golden glow of the sunset.” 

  • Valerie, Destination Specialist

    Valerie

    Destination Specialist

    "The climate in the Middle East makes it the ideal year round destination, but the best time to visit is either spring or autumn. The days are slightly cooler than the summer months, but temperatures still reach upwards of 25 degrees.”

Our Middle East destinations

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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

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Egypt

Egypt

Middle East

Morocco

Morocco

Middle East

Qatar

Qatar

Middle East

Oman

Oman
Amman Citadel

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Jordan

Jordan