Touring the Middle East
What might you see? It depends what you’re into. You might ride a camel into the deserts of Jordan and see unforgettable historical sites like Petra and Amman Citadel, or float for a while in the Dead Sea. Israel is home to more iconic historical and biblical sites than we can count, the golden Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem a sight you’ll never forget. The impossibly wealthy megacity of Dubai in the UAE is perfect for anybody seeking luxury and a trip to the top of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Qatar is similarly opulent in its approach to life. Iran is now opening up to travellers too, and a tour there is the best way to see what it has to offer and stay safe.
Unfortunately, some of the Middle East remains too dangerous to travel through. Iraq, Syria, and most of Afghanistan are not recommended for tourists.
Still, this shouldn’t put anybody off travelling to the many safe parts of the Middle East that offer a backpacking experience unlike anywhere else in the world.