The Middle East is a land of tales, deserts, mosques and golden domes. It is spicy cuisine and the tradition of tea, bazaars and seductive music. There is the charm of the big cities in Iran, with their richly decorated palaces and large gardens with fountains. There are the immense historical and archaeological remains, such as Petra in Jordan.
Then there are the deserts, including Wadi Rum, there are five-star resorts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the educated elegance of Oman, and the controversial history of Israel, and the atmospheres of Turkey. The Middle East is a crucible of cultures: let yourself be enchanted leaving all prejudice at home.
If you're still undecided whether or not to book that flight to Amman, here are all the good reasons that will convince you to do it immediately.
Wadi Rum is one of Jordan's most impressive natural attractions, a desert expanse of 720 square kilometers in the south of the country.
Find out when to go to Jordan: what is the best time and what to pack.
Petra is the most famous archaeological site in Jordan. The ancient city has a long history, also mentioned in the Qumran manuscripts: it was the Nabatean capital and was then…
Jerash, in Jordan, is the second most visited destination after Petra. Jerash still remains one of the best preserved Roman archaeological sites in the world.
Visiting Jordan is a dream for many: a pearl of the Middle East, especially famous for the archaeological ruins of Petra, this desert land fascinates travelers. Here are some…
Are you about to book a tour in Jordan? Great choice: here are the 10 must-see attractions on your itinerary.
How to behave during a trip to Jordan? The good news is that it is a tolerant country, compared to others in the same region.
The highest form of hospitality in Jordan is experienced by sharing food with local families, especially on the occasion of festivities and celebrations.
Amman is the lively capital of Jordan, probably the starting point of your journey. Despite its modern appearance, Amman preserves numerous historical and archaeological ruins of…
Tehran is the capital of Iran, a fascinating city full of contrasts, history and ancient monuments.
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Iran is a wonderful nation: here you'll find some useful tips to arrange your tailor-made tour in this extraordinary country.