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Middle East Holiday

Visit the birthplaces of several modern religions, with diverse areas of fascinating history and geography.

The Middle East is often considered the birthplace of modern civilization. Religious histories in the Torah, Bible and Koran identify the region as the origin for Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Archeologists have identified remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors in the valley of the Euphrates River. Visit the subcontinent to explore its historic past and appreciate its modern cities.

Israel draws not only people of the Jewish faith, but also others interested in seeing the ancient town of Jerusalem and the bustling city of Tel Aviv. In Old Jerusalem, make a pilgrimage to the holy Western Wall, where modern Jews remember the sorrows of their ancestors. Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial has extensive information and lists of victims of the historic travesty. From Tel Aviv arrange a daytrip to Bethlehem in Palestine’s West Bank and relive the story of Mary giving birth to Jesus in a stable.

The United Arab Emirates is a collection of Arab emirates in a small, but wealthy country. See the amazing Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, an impressive palace of white domes and beautiful mosaics. This modern wonder welcomes people of any faith. In Dubai, visit one of the world’s tallest and most impressive buildings, the Burj Khalifa, rising more than 160 stories skyward. Select a good spot to watch its amazing fountains choreographed with music and lights. The country constantly invests its wealth in infrastructure and cultural sites, so you are likely to find new attractions if you visit year after year.

Jordan has one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological locations. Petra World Heritage Site reveals a prehistoric city with Greek columns carved into giant rock faces. Travel to the Dead Sea and float in the highly saturated saltwater.

Explore the gold souks and camel markets of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Observe faithful Islamists practicing daily prayers throughout the country, always facing toward Mecca. If you are Muslim, visit the city of Mecca, the birthplace of Muhammad and Islam’s holiest city.

Although it is located on the African continent, Egypt is considered part of the Middle East. The country has one of the longest rivers in the world, the Nile. Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx, ancient wonders built over 4,500 years ago, long before the advent of modern construction equipment. Scientists still debate how ancient builders accomplished the difficult tasks of creating these impressive buildings with human labor. Find resorts and dive sites on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

While travel in several countries in the Middle East is at times not advised, most areas offer safe opportunities for very memorable experiences. Check the U.S. Department of State website for current travel advisories. Create your trip to this inspiring region to explore the anthropological and religious roots of much of the modern world.


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Hilton Tel Aviv NZ$668
Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2019
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Hilton Tel Aviv

Hilton Tel Aviv

205 HaYarkon Street, Independence Park, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
     
    4.1 of 5
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Overall property was lovely. Service excellent. Hotel staff is too busy and outside taxi service somewhat disorganized.

    Leonardo Beach Tel Aviv NZ$268
    Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2019
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    Leonardo Beach Tel Aviv

    Leonardo Beach Tel Aviv

    156 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
       
      3.5 of 5
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      There were some bugs. Both my daughter and I got bites.

      Palace Downtown NZ$630
      Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2019
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      Palace Downtown

      Palace Downtown

      Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai ,PO Box 9770, Dubai
         
        4.7 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The atmosphere, the location, the breakfast, the smells, everything about this hotel was amazing

        Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa NZ$118
        Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2019
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        Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

        Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

        Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Ismail the guy who brings the bags to the room and explains all the amenities is an excellent guy. The breakfast coffee is absolutely lousy; a hotel of this standard should serve quality coffee.

          Herods Hotel Tel Aviv by the Beach NZ$425
          Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2019
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          Herods Hotel Tel Aviv by the Beach

          Herods Hotel Tel Aviv by the Beach

          155 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
             
            3.5 of 5
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Staff was eager to please. No saucers for tea cups. Would be nice to have cotton balls for makeup removal. Carpet in hallway in need of cleaning.

            Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai NZ$118
            Reviewed on 7 Oct. 2019
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            Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai

            Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai

            Khalid Bin Walid Street, Dubai
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent location. Clean comfortable rooms. Service all around is good. Liked the breakfast buffet and food in Antique Bazaar.

              American Colony Hotel The Leading Hotels of the World NZ$473
              Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2019
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              American Colony Hotel The Leading Hotels of the World

              American Colony Hotel The Leading Hotels of the World

              1 Louis Vincent Street, Jerusalem
                 
                4.6 of 5
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                This hotel needs no review - it is well known for its excellence of service, location, amenity and quiet, intimate luxury.

                Grand Court Jerusalem NZ$302
                Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2019
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                Grand Court Jerusalem

                Grand Court Jerusalem

                15 Saint George St, Jerusalem
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Close to Damascus gate in old city and close to train stop to travel to downtown new city market and shops

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