Middle East Forum

Top Middle East travel destinations

Posted by pearla22 on October 13, 2009

I'm very intrigued to travel to the middle east, but most people are afraid of the area and advise against it. I know tourism is not a big industry in many of the middle east countries, but does anyone have any recommendations of countries or cities that are worthwhile to visit? I know egypt is a big destination, but I was hoping to experience something a little different.

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Reply by hisstorybuff on March 12, 2010

Go to Jerusalem. Visit the Old City.

Reply by ExodusTravels on March 12, 2010

Can recommend Syria- truely stunning and some great cultural sites including Damascus, Palmyra, Krak des Chevaliers and Aleppo. Exodus' 'a week in Syria' trip explores the highlights. See here if you need more info- http://www.exodus.co.uk/holidays/axd/overview?CMP=FSCSM-BG120310


Reply by phileasfogg on March 12, 2010

I'll second hisstorybuff - Jerusalem is awe-inspiring. But then, a lot of Israel is worth seeing: the Red Sea area, Jericho, Nazareth and Galilee...


Reply by koshkha on March 13, 2010

We're off to Libya tomorrow - does that count?

Iran is fabulous - but not always easy to get into.


Reply by fallschirmhosen on April 14, 2010

Yemen, without a doubt. The Old City of Sana'a is truly unique, as well as the island of Socotra.

Reply by jenny26 on June 15, 2010


There is nothing like Dubai...
The exotic beauty of the city, the beaches, the heat.
Truly unbelievable...

Reply by yasna9.19 on July 06, 2010

Start from Syria...it's simple to travel there, no religious problem, no "dress" problem for the girls, people is nice and deeply kind.
I choose to live here, so i know well...

This site can be interesting for all: www.trip2syria.com

Reply by davidnahmani on September 23, 2010


I travel to Tel Aviv several times a year and I have found that renting an apartment for short term is much cheaper than renting a hotel room. It is also more convenient it lets you feel a part of the city opposed to feeling like a tourist. There are many companies for short-term rental in tel aviv.
I'm happy to recommend one company that provides professional service.
They have clean and beautiful apartments and they are very nice people who love to help, honest and will be happy to assist you with recommendations to good restaurants and nightlife.
The best accommodation in Tel Aviv
Company Name TLV2GO - Holiday apartments and short term rentals in Tel Aviv
You can check out their site

Good luck

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