The Middle East is quite simply extraordinary, one of the world's most fascinating and rewarding travel destinations. It was here that some of the most significant civilisations of antiquity rose and fell and where the three great monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - were born. The Middle East is home to some of the world's most significant cities - Jerusalem, Cairo, Baghdad and Istanbul but also home to Glitzy, glamorous, over-the-top and a little overexposed Dubai lives for attention. It’s materialistic beyond anyone’s wildest dreams and has almost everything to offer tourists.
Generally high throughout the year, although temperatures can be sub zero in the desert at night.
Time to travel:
Between September to May when temperatures are slightly lower.
Flight time from UK:
Approx. 10 hours
Varies for each country
Each country has its own language, however English is widely spoken.
Visas are required for British citizens
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