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Middle East

An exotic world of mosques & palaces, kasbahs & bazaars, deserts and oases

Oriental mysticism, historic sites and cosmopolitan cities

The Middle East is a complex and dynamic part of the world with a mix of ancient traditions and modern developments. But also known for its rich history, with ancient civilizations, a lavish cuisine, and a surprisingly hospitable population. It is also the birthplace of major world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Middle East is culturally diverse, with various languages, traditions, and customs.


A fascinating region

The Middle East is a region at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe. A fascinating region with long coastlines and beautiful beaches, but in the hinterland also deserts, green oases, and deep gorges. An ideal destination to immerse yourself in ancient culture combined with interesting cities, from ancient to futuristic new ones, such as Istanbul, Jerusalem, Cairo, Jeddah, Mecca, Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha.

Thousand-year-old sites with strong history abound in the heart of a nature full of contrasts. From Turkey to Egypt, through the Suez Canal to Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
The calm waves of the Red Sea will take you to interesting old and new destinations. Travel to the heart of a region with a fascinating cultural and natural heritage.
F. e. Nazareth, pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings, temples of Petra and historic Jeddah...


Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are all characterized by desert landscapes. Here you will find a rich cultural heritage, influenced by Bedouin roots and Islamic traditions. The culture is known for its hospitality, traditional music, dance and cuisine. But they are also dynamic countries that are developing rapidly. Known for their oil and natural gas reserves, they are now also major tourist destinations with several luxury resorts and rapidly developed cities with contemporary extravagant architecture and lifestyle.

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