Middle East Top Destinations
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The Middle East is a land of tradition and history, where you can walk in the footsteps of prophets, conquerors, and tyrants - all to the soundtrack of the hauntingly beautiful call to worship five times a day. There are few other places on the entire planet that have played a greater role in the history of mankind than the barren deserts and windswept mountain ranges of the region, where generations have fought for their beliefs and for their holy sites. No trip to the Middle East can ever be complete without a visit to Jerusalem, the epicenter of the world's three greatest religions, where the faithful have come – and fought – for thousands of years. History comes alive in such legendary cities such as Beirut, Damascus, and Istanbul, which contain glorious monuments from the past, including Hagia Sophia and the Citadel of Damascus. Beyond the deserts and barren landscapes, the region is full of natural wonders, including the Dead Sea, the stunning fjords of Oman, and some of the most pristine diving imaginable in the Red Sea. However, even here the call of the modern world has penetrated in the form of Dubai, containing some of the world's most stunning monuments, like the unbelievably tall Burj Khalifa and the stunningly luxurious Burj al Alrab Hotel. The Middle East is a place where your personal beliefs may be challenged, and where you may come to see the entire region in a new light; but there is no doubt that PlanetHoppers! will be fascinated by the many, many wonders to be found here.