The middle east is often seen as this morphed post apocalyptic wasteland that is filled with all the dangers of the world. If you are of this view, then the only thing to be blamed is Western media.
These networks have antagonized the entire block of geography and branded it as the harbour for extremism. However, that is far from the truth and there are many cities throughout the block that are wonderful travel destinations.
So, if you are one who wants to see the world for what it is, and not what it appears to be, then here are our top Middle East destination picks! Let’s take a look –
1.Petra in Jordan
Home to marvellous archaeological finds that have declared the ancient landmark as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra is the place to be in the middle east. The city has a wonderful collection of caves and other rock cut architecture that are a wonder in itself.
Located in the South Western desert of Jordan, Petra is believed to be the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom and also holds the moniker of being one of the 7 wonders of the world.
It takes a 10+ hour flight from Kolkata to get to Amman, the capital of Jordan, from where you can reach Petra with the help of a travel agency in India in around 3 – 4 hours.
2.Visit Riyadh in Saudi Arabia
If you are looking for a destination where West meets Middle East, then Riyadh is the top destination on the list. It is the largest and capital city of Saudi Arabia and is a true megalopolis in every sense.
There is plenty of good things to do in the city like visiting the lavish malls, going on a desert adventure, or planning to camp and camel ride. You will find many other options with any of the top tour groups in India.
Riyadh shows the true lifestyle of the elite in the Middle East and it is definitely one place you need to travel to, to really see how people in the land live. This city will break your stereotypes beyond a doubt, and you might question how the media represents these countries!
3.Party in Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon is the party country of the middle east and one of the most progressive ones of the lot. It is peaceful and has been so, even while sharing borders with a more turbulent Syria over the past years.
Known for its nightlife, the country is the hub for rich kids from all over the world to splurge green bills and have the time of their lives. If you too want to experience this for yourself, then Lebanon is where you need to be!
These are the 3 middle eastern destinations you need to visit before you form an opinion about it. Once your trip is done and you have had all the fun, tell us what you think about it then!
Also, these destinations are a refreshing change of pace from the South East Asian islands that are getting overcrowded today!