There is a misunderstanding about the Middle East, especially in the Western world, and especially with the talk about ISIS and the bombing of terrorists in the news every day. One suggestion to keep in mind as a traveler is that you should not write the entire country, let alone the border, just because of what you hear in the news and the media.
Yes, there are dangerous spots throughout the Middle East, as they are in Los Angeles, Boston, London and anywhere in the world. Even countries that are considered “dangerous” often have some areas within the borders that are safer than you would expect from a word of mouth.
The Middle East is always a fascinating and interesting place and I do not see this change coming soon. Now is the best time to have an adventure in your life and explore as many new things as you can. Do your research and you’re smart about where you go. You can have fantastic trips to many of these countries in the lively regions of the world.
If you are planning a trip to the Middle East, these are my top 5 tips to go now.
Iran is a place never to travel, especially Americans. But in recent years, it has become one of the safest and safest tourist spots in the Middle East. If you enter ancient Persia like me, you need to make Iran at the top of your destination list. Iran is one of the oldest civilizations of the world, with settlements returning to 4,000 BC. If not enough for you, I do not know.
Persepolis, Esfahan, Yazd and Tabriz are interesting places to visit for a while. Iranians are known for their hospitality and friendliness, so expect to be invited to dinner with many families while you are in the country.
Note: While writing this message, American and Canadian passport holders need a travel guide across Iran. You can not travel through a single country at this time, at least not yet.
Oman is seen as a more liberal country than any other country in the Middle East. It is also a country of natural beauty in the style of Bedouin City, a beautiful coastal city, vast desert and mountains.
If you are looking for a budget country that still has a long history, countless beauty and rich culture. Oman is a tourist attraction.
If this is your first trip to the Middle East and you want to travel easily, the UAE is often suggested as a good starting point for being an outsider. With that said, some people still think that the UAE does not really represent the best Middle East culture; Wealth and skyscrapers are another side of the area.
It is also a melting pot of cultures from all over the world. Only 13% of the population is Emirati citizens, and the lack of local culture can sometimes reflect back on those populations.
However, it is still a good place for first time travelers with easy ways to travel and just because of the fact that it is considered the safest country to visit in the Middle East. The glamor and glamor of cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi make many travel destinations even those who wish to explore the local Emirati culture may no longer need it.
Jordan is another country that has been seen for many years as a relatively safe place to travel, even with neighboring countries that are more different.
Jordan is a country where you can feel like just stepping into Indiana Jones. But the city is also fashionable, full of fashion and has a flourishing culinary scene. Travel to Amman, Petra, JR, Mount Nebo, the famous Dead Sea and World Heritage sites of Wadi Rum. If you want adventure, plan to go scuba diving in the Red Sea and search. Discover the unique marine life in clear water. You will not be disappointed with the colorful Bedouin culture and friendly nature of the natives throughout Jordan.
This country is one of the best places for those who want adventure and traditional culture that is always up-to-date.
Qatar is a new generation of children in a popular area for travel in the Middle East and is not yet officially known as a travel destination for those in the West. They host the World Cup in 2022, saying that this is the destination you should visit now.
Qatar also has water sports such as kitesurfing, jet-skiing and camel racing. The Camel Race is a traditional sport of the Sheiks and a cultural experience to look at while you are in the country. Or if it does not spark your imagination, there is always sand bashing! Yes, that is certainly the most in Qatar.
Qatar has been described as a mix of enchantments that you will find in places such as the UAE and the Middle East’s traditional countries such as Saudi Arabia. Qatar will be another great country for first time travelers in this region.
The only trick I would recommend and this is what you want to travel is doing research ahead of time. Regions such as the Middle East are constantly changing, and it is best to know the politics and news that is happening while you are planning a trip.
This happens without saying. But every country has its own social norms and expectations when it comes to how you should dress and what is and is not suitable for culture. Educate yourself and do your research in advance and you should be satisfied with this beautiful and interesting region