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The city of superlatives, Dubai is grand, opulent and extravagant, to say the least! Striking a perfect balance with its modern lifestyle and ancient Arabian culture, this emirate has the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Creek, the Palm Islands and an array of other attractions to entice its visitors. Offering a dazzling nightlife, it has some splendid hookah lounges, pubs, and restaurants. 

If you are visiting Dubai for the first time, you will be mesmerized by the tall towers, beautiful beaches, and wonderful malls, in addition to the city’s rich culture and traditions. But that’s not all, we bet there’s probably a lot of stunning places you don’t know about in Dubai. So, before you plan your next visit, check out the top 28 places you need to see in Dubai.

Apart from being one of the world’s most popular business and commerce hubs, the United Arab Emirates is one of the most prominent leisure destinations. Not only does the UAE feature breathtakingly attractive natural landscapes, but it also has all the top-notch resorts, shopping centres, and eateries – with a blend of the traditional and the modern.

Not to mention, it is very simple in terms of accessibility – with its national airports welcoming millions of tourists daily, with visas for over 30 countries available on arrival.

The UAE has experienced a cultural transformation over the past decade, with its two main cities blossoming into magnificent international metropoles. Now holding a skyline of stunning hotels, choosing somewhere to stay can be a little daunting in United Arab Emirates. Discover the best hotels in Dubai that stand out for their design, architecture, dining and culture.

There is a reason that the name Egypt has always conjured up romantic and mystical images in the minds of people from all around the globe. As one of the birthplaces of civilization, with a proud history and traditions spanning thousands of years into the past, Egypt is one of those rare locations around the world where you can transport yourself from the modern world to the ancient one with just a quick bus or cab ride.

While Cairo has all of the trappings of any modern global city, venturing out into the deserts and fertile plains of the Nile River valley can suddenly feel like you’ve stepped through a portal to the time of pharoahs, nomads, and early explorers.

Whether you want to experience history and natural beauty, enjoy some luxury and rest at a pristine Red Sea resort, or sip coffee in cafes in Alexandria just as others have done for thousands of years before you, there is no end to the amazing attractions in Egypt.

Amongst oceans of time and sand, the ancient treasures of Egypt still stand regal. Relics of bygone eras give off a sense of mysticism and majesty amongst the modern day, pillars of former prestige and sacred tombs that feel as old as the Earth itself sit side-by-side with modern metropolises. As critical as the current-day may be to the enchantment of a location, much of a trip’s magic lies in what’s already been written in the history books. Few locales can match the claim to your imagination as well as ancient Egypt. Pharaohs and mummies feel larger than life and ever-present around every corner.

For that reason, diving into Egypt’s storied history during a visit is an absolute must. But, with an overabundance of timeless cultural treasure, picking where to visit and what to see can be an adventure in itself. Whether you’re hoping to captivate your young ones with history brought to life, or feel like you yourself are an adventurous tomb-scouring archeologist, here are three quintessential treasures of Egypt you and your family simply can’t miss.

Egypt is one of the most fascinating places in the world. With a profoundly rich history, this is a bucket-list destination for so many. Known as Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the legendary Pyramids of Giza are the only remnants of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World and are, today, among the most famous and oldest attractions in the world. A highly skilled group of mathematicians, masons, surveyors and stonecutters were behind the design and construction of the pyramids, which were built to protect the mummies of the pharaohs and the treasures they took with them to the afterlife. Tick off this ancient wonder from your bucket list with our range of day tours and excursions, ready to book online in an instant.

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The Persian Empire was a series of historical empires that ruled over the Iranian plateau (Irān - "Land of the Aryans") and beyond. Generally, the earliest entity considered a part of the Persian Empire is Persia's Achaemenid dynasty (648–330 BC), a united Aryan kingdom that originated in the region now known as Pars province of Iran and was formed under Cyrus the Great. Successive states in Iran prior to March, 1935 are collectively called the Persian Empire by Western historians.

No matter how distant and rare your favorites are, Iran is a country vast enough to surprise you in every turn, especially when it comes to nature and national parks. With its 4-season climate and awe inspiring landscapes, is among the most suitable destinations for travelers who seek enjoying the coldness of snow on a mountain peak alongside the sunny beaches in the warm islands on a single journey. In other words, you will be pleased with experiencing different natural attractions in Iran just by taking a short domestic trip.

Famous for its magnificent architecture and warm hospitality of the locals, Iran is known to be one of the friendliest countries. The country speaks of ancient civilisations and glorious days of the past. With lovely gardens and thriving bazaars, it is one of those countries in the Middle East that should be on every traveler’s list.

Istanbul is a city that wears its cultures and history well, blending them into an exciting city that has much to offer travelers from around the world. Founded during Neolithic times, Istanbul today is a modern city that remains true to its historic heritage through its mosques, basilicas and cathedrals, and ancient bazaars.

Sitting pretty between the continents of Asia and Europe, Turkey boasts of some truly magnificent shopping options that will make any shopaholic get into a frenzy. Shopping in Turkey is great, with open-air markets, covered Turkish bazaars and chic boutiques everywhere. Turkish carpets and ceramics are world famous but the list doesn't by no means stops there!
Bargaining (or haggling) is sometimes part of the experience. Do it right, and it can be a pleasant—and profitable—social experience.

Whether it’s stunning beaches and bays that you are after or ancient historical sites and marvelous mosques, Turkey’s cities will never disappoint. Delicious cuisine and a friendly and welcoming population await you, and Turkey’s rich cultural heritage makes for an intoxicating experience that will surely live long in the memory.

The Republic of Iraq forms part of the Western Asia group of countries. Iraq borders five other countries, including Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria. With a total land area of 437,072 square kilometers, Iraq is the world’s 58th largest country. The country has several important cities which have defined both the history and the existence of the country. Some of these cities, such as Karbala, Najaf, and Baghdad, are frequented by Muslims from all over the world because of their status as holy cities. Most of the cities in Iraq are political, administrative, financial, and commercial centers. The biggest cities in Iraq are looked at below.

Iraq should be one of the planet's most alluring travel destinations. It boasts fascinating ancient sites of Mesopotamia, Sumer and Assyria, including Babylon and the great Ziggurat of Ur; the 'Venice of the East', Basra; diverse ethnic groups including Kurds and Marsh Arabs; and of course the city that forms the focus of tales from the 1,001 Nights: Baghdad.

Iraq has a long and storied history and was home to some of the planet’s earliest civilisations. However, the country has been in chaos since the United States-led invasion in 2003 and the subsequent fall of Saddam Hussein. Post invasion governments have struggled to maintain peace, and the country has seen intense sectarian violence and a resultant weak economy, in spite of the country’s huge crude oil reserves. In 2014 the Islamic State group took control of large parts of the country, fuelling further violence, though it was eventually driven out by a government offensive in 2017. Even so, there continues to be a risk of terrorism, kidnapping and civil unrest.

For anyone interested in history, Israel is one of the most fascinating places in the world. Home to some of the world's most famous religious tourist attractions, Israel is often thought of purely as a pilgrimage destination. Not only because of the sheer number of historical sites but that they are all within relatively close proximity to each other. After all, this is where some of the main events for those of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths is said to have happened.

Israel is one of the most dynamic countries of the Middle East, located along the Mediterranean Sea. This holy land has attracted many visitors since biblical times for its historical and religious sites, sandy beaches, eco and adventure tourism, and year-round travel weather. Right from the Dead Sea to the beautiful beaches of Eilat on the Red Sea, and Mediterranean cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel never fails to excite and surprise its guests. The world-famous Old City in Jerusalem and churches of Bethlehem are a must-see for every visitor coming to Israel.

Israel is a country which, despite it’s small geographic size, has made immense scientific and technological contributions. It is much more than the desert that characterizes it, or the Middle Eastern cultural assumptions usually associated with the country. Check out our list of surprising facts you might not know about Israel. 

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