From Abu Dhabi to Dubai and from Oman to Bahrain, experience the various tourist attractions, super size shopping malls, stunning sightseeing, enthralling nightlife, colourful souks, exotic forms of wildlife, art exhibitions and of course the opulence of Middle East hotels and Middle East Resorts. Often referred to as the Arabian Riviera, a Middle East holiday offers the perfect escapade from the monotony of everyday life. Middle East comprises mainly Egypt and Southwest Asia and has been the center of major world affairs during the course of its history.
The Middle East is also historical birthplace of 3 of the world’s major religions-Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Many of the Middle East countries are rich sources of crude oil. Middle East houses diverse ethnic groups including Persians, Arabs, Jews and Turks. The GCC or Gulf Council Countries also form part of the Middle East. Some of these famous countries are Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Oman.
The Middle East is a popular vacation destination for many British holidaymakers. The ideal time to holiday in Middle East would be between December to March when the weather is pleasant enough for European travelers with cool breezes blowing in during the evenings.
The Middle East is suitable for all kinds of people, from families to honeymooners to groups of friends. There is so much you can do in any of the cities that you plan to visit. A plethora of activities await the vacationer; from water sports activities to desert tours and from golf to spa treatments, Middle East has it all.
Dubai is the first destination that comes to mind when you think of Middle East holidays. Dubai is a young nation with stunning skyscrapers and traditional gold and spice souks juxtaposed marvelously. Go on a dhow cruise along the famous creek or go on a desert safari where you will be taken over the pristine desert sands and entertained with belly dancing and dinner. Take you kids to the Wild Wadi aqua theme park while you gawk at the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel right next door. Go to the top of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper and take in the entire stunning view of Dubai. Visit the several massive shopping malls including the world’s largest mall, the Dubai Mall. For those seeking adventure, you can explore dry wadis and streams, sand skiing and sand boarding. The cosmopolitan character of Dubai allows it to host several events throughout the year including world class horse races, camel races, tennis matches and football games. Dubai has many iconic 5 star hotels and some of the best among them are “Atlantis The Palm” and “One and Only Royal Mirage”.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE is another world class destination that is only 1 and ½ hours drive from Dubai. For a perfect beach holiday, Middle East particularly Abu Dhabi is ideal for you. With 249 miles of uncrowded coastline you will discover modern islands with powdery sands and palm trees. If you want to relax on the beach right in the middle of the city, then head to Corniche for a day of fun in the sun. The Abu Dhabi cornice is a lively place with something always happening here. Visit the several beautifully landscaped parks here, rent a bike and ride down the Corniche. If you want some adventure go dune bashing with your friends or take your family on a desert safari. You trip to Abu Dhabi will not be complete without visiting the splendid and majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is an architectural splendour. The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is a haven of tranquility amidst the desert. The 27 Hole course provides a challenging and tough game set amid undulating terrains. Hotels in Middle East cater to people of al budgets. One of the renowned hotels in Abu Dhabi is the 5 star Qasar Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.
For a taste of true Arabian culture, you must visit Oman which borders the UAE on one side and the Saudi Kingdom on the other. Offering a perfect blend of adventure and fun, Oman has mountains, beaches and wadis that beckon visitors to experience the natural beauty of its region. Explore the various forts, go snorkeling and kayaking. Take your kids dolphin and turtle watching, stay with an ethnic Bedouin family, paint your hands with henna or go quad biking and swim in a wadi. Oman is a hidden gem of the Middle East with a rich and diverse culture. Musandam in Oman is a great place for dolphin watching and water sports. Oman is a great place for the adventurer seeker. Oman should definitely be part of your holidays in Middle East. One of the best resorts to stay in during your trip to Oman is the 5 star Shangri La Barr Al Jissah.
Bahrain a GCC in the Middle East with its cosmopolitan atmosphere is a great introduction to the Middle East. With malls and souks, desert safaris and camel riding and much more, Bahrain is a great family destination. While in Bahrain, stay in the 5 star Ritz Carlton Bahrain for a world class experience.
Package holidays to Middle East can offer great value if you plan to stay in a beach resort. These resorts sometimes offer unbeatable prices on Middle East Late deals. Great Middle East Deals can also be availed online when you make prior reservations. Cheap holidays to Middle East are possible with proper planning. Many international airlines fly to the Middle East from UK including Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Jet Airways and much more. Cheap Middle East holidays can include trips to various regions of the Middle East.
A Middle East holiday will give you an insight into a different yet cosmopolitan culture coupled with world class hospitality.