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.
Great sample itineraries
Here's a selection of popular itineraries to give you some ideas. But almost anything's possible so call us now and we'll create an amazing holiday just for you.
Jordan Tour From Amman
Maldives And Abu Dhabi Holidays
Our favorite 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.
The Chedi Muscat
Atlantis The Palm
Explore Middle East
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.
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.
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.
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.
From gleaming skyscrapers to eclectic markets, holidays in the Middle East are enriched by the region's fascinating cities.
"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.”
“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.”
"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.”
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