Middle East

Intrepid Travel’s 2018 feast in the Middle East

Intrepid Travel expands its global menu with food adventures in more than 25 countries, including two Middle East food tours in 2018

Hot air ballooning in Dubai

Fly high with falcons on a hot air balloon ride in Dubai

Desert dreaming in Abu Dhabi

With shimmering desert sands, a plethora of natural islands and a leaning towards being a leading cultural destination, Abu Dhabi is a photographer’s dream

Petra-fied in Jordan

Jordan’s ancient splendours are best discovered sooner rather than later

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is becoming known for its architectural and cultural marvels – with the Louvre and the Guggenheim both opening in 2017

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan

From the hotel’s shore-side location next to the Dead Sea in Jordan, history can be felt all around in this enchanting setting

Go to hell in Turkmenistan

International travellers seeking to teeter on the edge of danger, need look no further than the aptly named ‘Door to Hell’

Doha, where falcons fly

While steeped in ancient traditions, Doha is now a thoroughly modern city

Qatar’s Museum Quarter

Qatar is spoilt for choice with museums, cultural institutions and heritage sites, all under the umbrella of Qatar Museums

Alila Jabal Akhdar, Oman

Jabal Akhdar is Arabic for ‘the green mountain’, which goes hand in hand with the resort’s eco-friendly practices

Abercrombie & Kent's new hosted group tours

Hosted journeys creatively designed with educational elements for an in-depth knowledge of the destinations, their people, wildlife and culture

Ka Firushi bird market, Kabul

Ka Firushi is a truly beautiful destination, a bird market that has withstood decades of strife in one of the most dangerous cities in the world