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Middle East Holidays

Ancient times and modern futures

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
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT +4 hours
  • Visa Information British citizens may require a visa to travel to certain Middle Eastern countries.
  • Language Arabic and English are widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx. 7 hours 30 minutes
  • 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.

Top Tips from our Experts

Tejal

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.”

Emma

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

"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

Middle East

Qatar

Qatar

Middle East

Oman

Oman
Amman Citadel

Middle East

Jordan

Jordan

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

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.

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The Chedi Muscat

Muscat

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The Chedi Muscat

Atlantis The Palm

Dubai

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Atlantis The Palm
Maharaja Terrace

Taj Dubai

Dubai

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Taj Dubai
Unique

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

Doha

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Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara