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WHY MIDDLE EAST?
Ancient and sacred, enchanting and complex; there’s no greater story than that of the Middle East.
One of the cradles of civilisation, this region saw the birth of many of the world’s greatest achievements, from the wheel to Western religion. Everywhere you turn in the Middle East, you’ll see traces of empires past: the Rose City of Petra, the pyramids of Giza, the ruins of Persepolis. What of the landscapes? From desert to mountain, coastline to valley, the Middle East is expansive and varied. And the cities of today? Head to Beirut and Tel Aviv for vibrant, party-loving vibes; Istanbul for an ancient east-meets-west experience; Alexandria for historical Mediterranean charm.
The people, too, are renowned for their hospitality: it’s not uncommon to be invited into a family home and share a meal with a stranger. You’ll find that religion plays an important role in civil life in the Islamic countries in the region, with the working week organised around sacred observances and shops closed on Fridays. And in Israel, where the national religion is Judaism, you’ll see that shops are closed on Saturday in accordance with the Jewish Sabbath.
Wherever you go, rest assured: the Middle East is a region of unexpected surprises, and one that we think you’ll keep returning to.
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