An exotic mix of sand dunes and cities
The Middle East has long been considered an alluring land of intrigue. From the vast Bedouin desert to the fast paced lifestyle of the cosmopolitan cities, it is one of the world’s most developed areas yet still maintains many of its traditional values. Learn about the ancient customs of the religious countries and tour the ruins and temples of Turkey or Morocco. Both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have become an increasingly popular location for international business and provide an escape for the wealthy tourist. From small harbour apartments to world-renowned luxury hotels visitors to the Middle East can choose from a varied selection of accommodation. Direct flights from the UK are available throughout the year making this an accessible paradise.
The blend of old and new is a curiosity for many travellers to the Middle East. Tour the historic souks and spice markets within the ancient town walls of Bahrain and Qatar. Experience the iconic skyline in Dubai and book a trip across the dunes of the beautiful Arabian Desert.
When To Go?
Some countries within the region have a welcoming and warm climate all year round, although the rainy season should be avoided from March-May. The Mediterranean coast provides steady breezes to keep humidity low during the summer months. For the best weather, early June is an ideal time to visit the Middle East.
How To Get There?
Fly direct from Europe to the Middle East. Charter and seasonal operations from the United Kingdom are popular throughout the summer. With over 20 international airports in the region, tourists are sure to find a route to suit their trip. Flights from the United States and Asia usually stop off at hubs in London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol.
The Middle East is synonymous with deserts, tropical resorts and wealthy nations. Experience another side of this region and follow the path less travelled. Visit a small village and learn about the customs and ancient traditions of the community. Explore the countries of the Persian Gulf and visit the nearby temples and places of worship. Food in the Middle East is rich in natural sugars and the exotic flavours of locally produced spice will tantalise the senses.