Middle East

  • The world's top 10 travel destinations of 2015

    Daydreaming about your next world trip? Looking for inspiration for your honeymoon? Or are you simply itching to book your next exotic getaway? TripAdvisor's pick of top 10 world destinations...

  • Dive in and discover Egypt

    Expect more than a place to build sandcastles - an Egyptian holiday could involve anything from camel trekking and haggling in the souks to embracing the glittering nightlife of the...

  • Pera Palace: Istanbul's hot-spot hotel

    It's East meets West in glamorous, exotic and stylish form. Turkey’s most famous hotel has just had a £20 million facelift – and it's got to be seen to be...

  • Infinity pools to die for

    Whether the backdrop is a distant horizon or a sprawling metropolis, these pools all have one thing in common. Architecturally stunning, they are united in the fact that they blend...

  • Exploring Egypt from the Nile

    The pyramids of Giza, the temple complex of Karnak, the two massive rock temples of Abu Simbel... there are few scenarios as awe-inspiring as those seen from aboard a boat...

  • Dive into the world's best scuba sites

    AzoresThe waters around this remote Portuguese archipelago way out in the Atlantic Ocean are home to an amazing underwater world. The nine small volcanic islands of the Azores are surrounded...
  • Masada, Herod's desert fortress

    In the middle of the first century AD, after the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, son of Emperor Vespasian, a group of Jewish zealots found refuge from the Roman troops...
  • Travel highlights for 2012

    London Olympics With three and a half million tickets sold and a build up that has been headline news for the last year or more, it would be hard to...
  • It all began in Nazareth

    From Nazareth where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary with the very first “Ave Maria" – “Hail Mary, full of grace” – to Bethlehem where the baby was born; Ein...
  • Five spectacular New Year plans

    Magical, musical New Year in DublinNot satisfied with a single night of fun, the Irish capital is planning to ring in the New Year with the NYE Festival, a three-day...
  • The natural wonders of the world

    The idea of listing the wonders of the world is hardly a new thing. The historian Herodotus compiled his own list way back in the fifth century BC, and from...
  • Oman: a country of contrasts

    A country of contrasts, the oil-rich Sultanate straddles between the sea and the desert, between ancient history and the ultra-modern. The Portuguese took and occupied Muscat – now the capital...
  • The light shines out in Jerusalem

    This year sees the third celebration of the festival, held in Jerusalem's Old City in mid-June, and the event is already establishing itself as one of the city's major summer...