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Middle East

Overview

  • Flight Time: 7 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +4:00
  • Best Time to Travel: November - May

The Middle East is one of history’s grand epics – a cradle of civilisations and a beautiful, complicated land that’s home to some of the most hospitable people on the planet.

The Middle East is a land of mighty rivers (the Nile, Euphrates), mightier deserts and green landscapes of exceptional beauty. Exploring these areas - from snow-capped summits in Turkey to the kaleidoscopic waters of the Red Sea - lies at the heart of the region's appeal.

In the Middle East, history is not something you read about in books. Here, it's a story written on the stones that litter the region, from the flagstones of old Roman roads to the building blocks of Ancient Egypt, and the carved tombs and temples from Petra to Baalbek.

It is in the region's cities that you find the stirring, aspirational architecture that so distinguishes the three great monotheistic faiths. There they sit alongside the bazaars and coffee shops that seem to embody all the mystery and storytelling magic of a land that gave us The Thousand and One Nights. Add to the mix the modern glitz and glamour of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and there is a vibrancy to the region that continues to attract new visitors.

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Regions & Cities of Middle East

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  • United Arab Emirates
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    United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates, often referred to as the U.A.E, is a federation of seven emirates on the eastern side of the Arabian peninsula. It has coastlines on the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia to the west, and Oman to the east. It is a country rich in history and culture and an easy starting point for travels in the Middle East.

  • Oman
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    Oman

    Oman is mountain, sea, desert and wadi, plus world class hotels. But more importantly, Oman is brimming with hospitable and friendly people. And that is what makes it so irresistibly attractive and different. A country that is far removed from the Rat Race in the region and is unique in providing interactive experiences to the visitor.

Resorts & Hotels of Middle East VIEW ALL

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  • Abu Dhabi

    Waldorf Ras al Khaimah

    Inspired by the palaces of the Arabian Peninsula, Waldorf Ras Al Khaimah is a beach front location ideally located 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport. It offers a luxurious spa, an 18-hole championship golf course and a 400 yards private beach.

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  • Park Regis Kris Kin
    Dubai

    Park Regis Kris Kin

    The Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel has a convenient location, with a wide range of facilities and evokes warm genuine service, all aimed at making your stay worth remembering.

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  • The Chedi Muscat, Oman
    Muscat

    The Chedi Muscat, Oman

    Occupying a prime beachfront location, this exclusive 21-acre, 5-star beach resort is located 20 minutes north of old Muscat, the capital of The Sultanate of Oman, at Al Ghubra.

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Middle East Multi Centre Holidays VIEW ALL

Let us sculpt your multi-centre experience, for a holiday that's as unique as you are. See some examples of our hand-crafted multi-centre tours or browse our destinations
  • Middle East & Asian Journey
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    Middle East & Asian Journey

    Undertake an Arabian adventure and immerse yourself in the world famous, cosmopolitan city of Dubai. Then visit Singapore, South-east Asia's most modern and vibrant city. Then travel to Bali where you will find the worlds most picturesque beaches.

    4 holiday destinations

    12 nights

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  • Middle East & Indian Ocean Discovery
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    Middle East & Indian Ocean Discovery

    The warmth of Arabian hospitality awaits you in the world class city of Abu Dhabi. Immerse yourself in this cosmopolitan city and later travel to the words best golden beaches of Sri Lanka and lose yourself in its natural beauty.

    2 holiday destinations

    11 nights

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  • City and Beach Stay in Abu Dhabi & Sri Lanka
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    City and Beach Stay in Abu Dhabi & Sri Lanka

    The warmth of Arabian hospitality awaits you in the world class city of Abu Dhabi. Immerse yourself in this cosmopolitan city and later travel to the words best golden beaches of Sri Lanka and lose yourself in its natural beauty.

    2 holiday destinations

    12 nights

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