Vamanos… To the Middle East

When you think of the Middle East, what attractions or places do you think of? Do you think of the pyramids in Egypt, or the mosques in Turkey? There are many exciting things to visit in the Middle East. There is a lot of conflict happening in the Middle East right now and it makes me think that people forget the beauty that is in the Middle East. The five top countries, according to, are:

1. Jerusalem, Israel. This city is the beginning of three of the great monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This city was built with great history and architecture. It is a beautiful city with rich character and history.

2. Dubai, UAE. This is one of the world’s most popular destinations and becoming one of the largest metropolitan cities. One of the greatest tourist attractions is Palm Island, which has world-class hotels, amazing attractions, shopping and luxury.

palm island3. Petra, Jordan. It has great sculpted temples built by desert tribes. It is one of the most remarkable cities ever built and looks beautiful at night when the sun is setting.

4. Istanbul, Turkey. It is in both Europe and Asia and mixes both East and West cultures. It has been the capital for almost sixteen centuries. There’s the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia and other great cultural and historical attractions, but today Istanbul is also a cosmopolitan city that mixes tradition and modern sophistication. A good way to end your trip would be by overlooking the Bosphorus and the entire city from a rooftop bar.

blue mosque5. Cairo, Egypt. Once the conflict in this country dies down, it will once again be a must-go destination. It is very beautiful by the Nile, and within all the chaos is Paris-like structures in the downtown area. It’s the Giza pyramids and the Egyptian Museum that should bring everyone to Cairo.

These are some of the top cities in the Middle East. What is your favorite attraction in the Middle East? Ignore all the conflict and tension and enjoy the beauty! Plan your trip today!


2 thoughts on “Vamanos… To the Middle East

  1. Very interesting post! I really enjoyed your perspective and opinion on the subject of tourism in the Middle East. I too want to see as much of the world as I possibly can in my lifetime, and have more than once talked about it with my family. I spent part of my summer in Colombia, and received many less than encouraging comments about that. And while it was a major culture shock, I found that I felt very safe there while exercising a reasonable amount of caution. I can recall specific instances when family members have said, “Well, as long as you don’t go to the Middle East. Way too dangerous.” While I’ve certainly never ruled the Middle East out as somewhere to travel, I have often agreed with the statement that it is too dangerous, especially for travelling alone. I think that our perceptions of the Middle East as a hotbed of crime and terrorism are greatly influenced by media representation, and can be damaging when it comes to understanding and communication with Arabic cultures. It highlights the ways in which we are different, as opposed to focusing on the human experience that we all share. For that reason, I would love to travel to the Middle East in person some day.

  2. One thing I admire about this post is the statement, “Once the conflict in this country dies down, it will once again be a must-go destination”. Just because there is conflict going on does not make the area absolutely beautiful and astonishing. These are beautiful places in the world and they should be seen for the beauty, looking past the conflict. I loved reading this because these are all places I would love to travel too. Another interesting perspective would be looking at some of the countries that do not have a lot of tourists and pointing out the beauty in them as wel

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