A Middle East tour unveils unimaginable modern riches and priceless historic treasures.
The Middle East lies at the intersection of three continents and as such, it's culture and history is deep and rich. In modern Dubai, there’s a touch of excess hard to miss, which was a fishing village not that long ago. No matter where you are, look up and you’re likely to see the towering Burj Khalifa. With its 160 floors, it’s one of the tallest buildings in the world. Not far away is the enticing display of the Dubai Fountain, which shoots water nearly 500 feet into the desert sky. And where else can you go skiing in 100-degree weather but in the 32,000 square-foot indoor ski resort. The shopping here, and the prevalence of gold, is second to none -- and there's no sales tax. Consider an overnight beyond the city in the desert, with camels, falcons and Arabian oryx.
The modernity of Dubai exists in stark contrast to the ancient history and culture of its nearby neighbors. To take an Israel vacation is to be surrounded in history dating back to the Crusaders in the first centuries. Many travelers seek a pilgrimage to ancient Jerusalem, the focal point of three of the world's major religions and a repository of religious wonders, while others take in modern culture in Tel Aviv, a cross between Miami and Rio, or the resort of Eilat.
Carved into rose red cliffs by the mysterious Nabataean people, the lost city of Petra is only part of Jordan’s historical past. With Biblical stories deeply embedded into its cultural fabric, the country is a unique place to see old and new come together. Properly planned, a Middle East vacation is a plethora of delights. Search current Middle East offers above, or contact us to plan your trip.