Middle East Places to visit
The term ‘Middle East’ was originated in the British India Office in the year 1850. Middle East region basically consists of Turkey, Western Asia, and Egypt’s transcontinental region. Considering this region by population, Turks, Arabs, Kurds, Azeris, and Persians comprise the largest ethnic group. However, Jews, Greeks, and others are minorities. Middle East generally constitutes of arid and hot climate along with the irrigational support by several major rivers. Generally, there are 18 Middle East countries, and the total area covered by these Middle East countries is 7,207,575 km2.
Middle East countries are a structure of civilization, grand epic, beautiful and compromises of most hospital people in the entire world. It is truly the spiritual centre and birthplace of religions, such as- Islam, Christianity, Druze, Judaism, Mandeanism, Yarsan, Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, and Mithraism. Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the world’s earliest civilization also took place in Middle East. The economy of Middle East ranges from very poor to tremendously wealthy. Therefore, Middle East is considered as a perfect place to visit as it consists of untouched beauty, beautiful mountain ranges, warm water and world’s oldest history. From lush mountain tops to the Dead Sea, from the tomb to temple, Middle East comprises of one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
Irrespective of the vast region covered, some of the most exciting places to visit in the Middle East are-
- Qatar– Qatar has become quite noticeable at present as a hot tourist destination. Qatar is also considered as a safe Middle East country, which is surrounded all over by the sea. South of Qatar is surrounded by Saudi Arabia and the rest is bordered by the Persian Gulf. Qatar is well-known for its third-largest oil-reserves and natural-gas reserves. Therefore, this Middle East country has a high-income economy. UN enlisted Qatar as a Middle East country with high rate human development as well as advanced Arab state for development of human. The predominated religion of Qatar is Islamic and the official language is Arabic.
Best Places to visit in Qatar-
- Doha for its Museum of Islamic Art and Souq Waqif
- Al Khor
- Al Wakrah
In Qatar do not forget to watch the camel racing, which is a traditional sport practiced by Sheiks. Visitors must also try for local jet-ski right on beaches and kite-surfing as well. Hence, Qatar is considered as the best place to visit among other Middle East countries.
- Dahab, Egypt– Dahab is well-known as a hot tourist beach town, which is inhabited by Sinai Peninsula’s Bedouins. It is considered as a friendly backpacking place in Middle East. This place offers some of the best diving in Middle East. Therefore, Dahab has attracted visitors not only from Middle East but from all over the world. This place is also visited for enjoying the thrill of scuba diving. Foodies are offered with a vast option of several sea-foods in Dahab. Compared to other places in Egypt, Dahab is comparatively less costly.
Middle East Places to visit
- Pyramid of Giza
Hence, Dahab is another safest place to visit in Middle East and a friendly place as well.
- Jordan– Jordan is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Middle East. Irrespective of its recent wars that took place, it is a secured place to visit for tourists. Jordan is mostly visited from all over the world for Petra, which is one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. The Monastery, architecture, and treasury of Petra will surely leave any visitor completely breathless. This place has also become famous as a significant trading hub as well. The official language in Jordon is English, so most people belong to Jordan speaks English only.
Best Places to visit in Jordon:
- Dead Sea
- Wadi Musa
Therefore, Jordon is another best and most visited tourist destination in Middle East. Jordon also offers stunning and unique historical sites to tourists from all over the world.
Middle East lies at the juncture of Africa and Eurasia and of the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Hence, Middle East is not only considered diverse from its religious aspects but from other respect also. With its 18 developed and well-settled countries, it offers explorers with a vast scope for travel. Irrespective of all its political disruptions that take place very often, Middle East countries are all-time regard as a hot tourist destination.
By Chandrani Sarkar (Content Developer and Research Analyst @ Travarsa)