The Middle East is known for its historical sites, natural wonders, and offers plenty of adventure. The region brings to mind incredible windswept sandscapes, saline lakes, technicolor valleys, and fantastical geological formations, some of which bring to mind a fairy-tale land. The Middle East vacation packages customized by Flying Squirrel Holidays will create beautiful memories for a lifetime.
The Middle East is made up of Western Asia and parts of Northern Africa. Countries, such as Jordan, Iran, Egypt, Kuwait, Israel, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iraq, and Turkey make up a significant part of the region and offer a beautiful blend of culture with natural wonders, architecture, and scrumptious cuisine.
The Middle East is very well connected with India and the rest of the world. There are many direct and stop-over flights to and from the different countries in the Middle East.
Western Asia is also called ‘The Land of Five Seas’ and is located in the south of Eastern Europe. One finds here The Red Sea, The Arabian Sea, The Caspian Sea, The Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea along with the Aegean Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Western Asia offers travel to beautiful countries of Bahrain, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Israel, and many more. These countries are adorned with rich history and culture and let you experience the charm of the modern and old world.
North Africa has spectacular natural wonders and precious historical sights. Discover ancient civilizations by visiting countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, and Western Sahara. Egypt is a popular holiday destination in this part. Its ancient culture, cruises on the River Nile, the Pyramid of Giza, desert safaris, and mouth-watering cuisines describe Northern Africa well.
Some of the popular attractions of the Middle East include The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Petra and the Dead Sea in Jordan, The Grand Mosque in Oman, the Western Wall and Telaviv city in Israel, Luxor in Egypt, and Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, and fairy chimneys in Cappadocia in Turkey.
The Middle East is also well known for its rich cuisine. Dishes in Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Lebanon are gently spiced and use chicken, beef, goat, camel, and lamb meat. The dishes that the region offers are healthy, fresh, rich, wholesome, and odoriferous.
Some of the must-try dishes are the Machboos, Manakeesh, Foul Mmeddamas, Tabouleh, Moutabal, Shawarma, Mandi, Hommus, and Fattoush, just to name a few.
September to April is the best time to explore the scenic beauty of the Middle East.
Jordan is dotted with deserts, beautiful landscapes, and architectural masterpieces. The two most loved experiences here are a floating experience on the Dead Sea, and a tour of Petra, the lost city. The “Rose City” of Petra that once belonged to the nomadic Nabatean tribe is a Unesco World Heritage Site, just a three-hour drive from Amman.
Petra spreads out for over a hundred square miles so you can walk parts of it or take a horse buggy to discover the caves, temples, and ancient structures of this lost city. In Jordan, spend a day by the Dead Sea, swimming or relaxing.
You can float on this saline lake that is uninhabitable for fish, plants, and other water-dwelling creatures (save some bacterial species and microbial fungi). In Jordan, don’t miss the Ajloun Castle, The Gulf of Aqaba, Shaumari Wildlife Reserve, Wadi Musa, Dana Nature Reserve, Dead Sea, and The King’s Highway. Jordan has everything to please the traveler within you.
Located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is an Arab country filled with a variety of gorgeous sceneries and beautiful landscapes.
The pristine beaches, majestic mountains, endless deserts, rich history, and wildlife make Oman an adventurous country. Oman also offers shopping in its local bazaars where you can find handicrafts and Frankincense.
The winter months from October to March are an ideal time to visit Oman. The places that are perfect for sightseeing and adventure are Muscat, Salalah, Nizwa, Wadi Darbat, Sohar, and Musandam.
These places have maintained their charm with rich history and culture and are perfect to be included in your itinerary. Friendly and kind-hearted locals add an extra point to this Arabian country.
The gorgeous Nile River, deserts, temples, pyramids, historic monuments, and tombs make Egypt a perfect tourist destination. Not just these, Egypt has a lot more in store- you can visit Sinai to laze on its beaches, enjoy water sports like surfing and diving, explore the popular city Cairo, or spend a day in the fields of Luxor.
Egypt is altogether a mix of culture, history, adventure, and leisure. Some of the places that will offer a wonderful experience in the country are Cairo, Giza, Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor, Hurghada, and Alexandria, just to name a few.
Egypt is a perfect country to enjoy the charm of old kingdoms and experience ancient culture, history, and lifestyle.
Dubai is a spectacular city in the United Arab Emirates and is truly a paradise for travelers. Dubai is a blend of everything- a honeymoon destination, a great city with buzzing nightlife, luxurious hotels, beaches, deserts, adventures, shopping, and culture.
Dubai is home to the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa that offers complete luxury and a wonderful view of the skyline of the city.
The city offers an abundance of activities to indulge in- from spending some beach time in the Jumeirah Beach, tasting luxury in Burj Khalifa, desert safari, enjoying the nightlife in some renowned cafes and bars like Hard Rock Café and Toro Toro, learn about their history and culture in Dubai Museum, luxurious cruises, shop gold in Dubai Mall, and much more.
November to April is the best month to explore Dubai. Some of the places that you should not miss visiting during your Dubai tour are Dubai Fountain, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Dolphinarium, Al Safa Park, and Deira Clocktower.
Tantalize your taste buds with several types of cuisines like Continental, Indian, Lebanese, Italian, Thai, and more but Shawarma is the dish you must try in Dubai. Do not forget to buy souvenirs, gold, rugs, and blankets while in Dubai.
The tallest structure in the world, Burj Khalifa was known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration in 2010. It has 57 elevators and 8 escalators. The interior is influenced by Islamic architecture. An observation deck is on the 124th floor that offers a spectacular view of the entire city. Inside Burj Khalifa, there is a fountain that is brightened up by 6,600 lights and is the world’s second-largest constructed fountain. This makes Burj Khalifa one of the most attractive structures in the world.
The Island has got the name ‘Palm Island’ because the island represents the shape of a palm tree. It is one of the most visited places and is the only completed island. The Palm Islands can be best viewed from the air or any of the skyscrapers in Dubai. You can take a speedboat and enjoy a fantastic tour of the island.
The largest mall in the world, the Dubai Mall is magnificent with spectacular interior designs. There are more than 1200 shops that portray the rich lifestyle of the city. The mall has 22 movie screens and more than 10 lavish cafes and restaurants. The biggest attraction inside the Dubai Mall is the Dubai Aquarium. When in Dubai, do shop for something from the biggest mall!
Wadi Rum- Wadi Rum in Jordan is famous for its great sunset views and is a perfect place for an adventurous off-road trip. This wonderful desert landscape is known for its sandstone mountains and rock formation. Because of the gorgeous views that it offers, it is also known as “The Valley of the Moon”. To enjoy a nomadic Bedouin feel, you can also stay in a tent for a night.
Visiting the Dead Sea is a must during your holiday to Jordan. You can look for the mineral-rich mud that is famous for its therapeutic properties. Some of the cosmetics are also made using this mud and is sold at a very expensive rate. You can simply stroll along and spend some time near the sea.
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is the biggest mosque in Oman. It is a symbol of modern architecture and is a blend of Islamic, middle-Eastern, and Omani architectural styles.
This white sand beach in Salalah is surrounded by beautiful cliffs. It offers a picturesque landscape. The beach serves as a great picnic and swimming spot. There are also traditional huts at the Mughsail beach where you can relax, enjoy meals, and spend some peaceful time.
Egyptian Museum is one of the most striking places to visit in Egypt. The prehistoric cities of Egypt have been dig to show that the tombs, temples, and palaces are thousands of years old. The treasures are housed in the museum along with the tomb of Tutankhamun. Some biggest collections of Egypt can be found in the Egyptian Museum.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the three pyramids of Giza is home to the tombs of ancient pharaohs. Nestled on the Giza Plateau, these pyramids are more than a thousand years old. The Great Pyramid aka Pyramid of Khufu is the biggest attraction and is accessible to tourists through the Robber’s Tunnel. The Pyramids Complex of Giza is one of the most popular places for Egypt sightseeing.
Luxor is located on the East bank of the River Nile and is one of the well-known places in Egypt. The world’s largest open-air museum Valley of the Kings is home to tombs of ancient pharaohs. Tutankhamun and Amenhotep who were the ancient kings were buried here. There are about 63 tombs there but visiting this place will give you a memory of a lifetime.
An Arabian Wonderland holiday offers a wonderful experience to travelers who love history, culture, and natural wonders. It is not for the faint-hearted and will unravel the past before your eyes in more than one spectacular way.
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Dubai is the land of wonders. It is home to the tallest building in the world, the iconic Burj Khalifa, that stands tall next to the world’s biggest mall, the Dubai Mall. From ancient pearl diving traditions to modern luxury million dollar homes on man-made islands such as the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai offers the perfect blend of the ancient and modern. To immerse into ...Read more
Egypt is the jewel in North Africa's crown. From the sand-covered tombs, ruins of lost civilizations and the dusty barren desert of the Sahara, the land of Egypt has it all! Egyptian culture has few equals in the beauty of its art, the accomplishment of its architecture or the richness of its religious traditions. The country is home to one of the world's most iconic...Read more
Oman is the perfect example of how “all good things come in small packages”. With oceans of sand, rugged coastal beaches, crystal blue water and Arabian architecture in all its glory - Oman is a place like no other. You will discover deep canyons, magnificent forts, green valleys, old school bazaars and warm Arabian hospitality in this small country. Visit Oman, t...Read more
A safe retreat in the Middle East, Jordan is an unexplored treasure! The little country has delighted its guests for many years with its World Heritage Sites, warm people and breath-taking desert landscapes. With one of the largest Roman ruins in Jerash, to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra and its stunning rock-cut architecture, Jordan has been the cradle of human ...Read more
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