Middle East

Do you want to travel to the Middle East? Tucked between Europe and Central Asia, the Middle East is home to fascinating cultures and rich traditions that always manage to bedazzle its visitors.

Obstreperous and charming, Middle Eastern countries evoke a confusion of conflicting clichés, mystery and light, poetry and pragmatism, luxury and frugality.

We love traveling to the Middle East, especially to Iran, which is one of our very favorite destinations.

We have extensively covered Iran travel subjects and more are to come, along with more trips to the beautiful Land of Persia.

Our trips to the Middle East covered also Lebanon, its long history and complicated social fabric, and the UAE, where opulence is widespread.

Our most popular articles about Middle Eastern countries include:

Extensive guide to Iran: a 10-day itinerary

Things to know before you go to Iran

The best things to do in Abu Dhabi

The best things to do in Dubai

Best places to visit in Lebanon, enchanted corner of the Mediterranean


10 reasons why you should visit Iran now

Should I or should I not visit Iran? You’ve been pondering, mulling over, thinking about it, even planning, yet you ...
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How to get an Iran visa – 2023 UPDATE

All you need to know to apply for Iran visa, whether it's visa on arrival, online visa or from the local embassy. Find out all the necessary Iran visa requirements.
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15 Easy Tips To Plan A Perfect Trip To Iran – 2023 UPDATE

Discover my best tips on how to plan a perfect trip to Iran after years of travels to Persia. How to deal with money, how to book a hotel, how to dress: find out how to enjoy a smooth Iran holiday.
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11 fantastic books on Iran you should read before traveling

A fascinating country that inevitably tickles our curiosity, to many Iran is still one of those mysterious and inaccessible places ...
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Photo essay: Lebanon’s ancient ruins, evoking memories from past lives

There are places that make you feel tiny and huge at the same time. Lebanon is one of those. Walking ...
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Exploring the scents and sounds of Sidon, Lebanon

It’s easy to be seduced by the Middle East. A cluster of cultures and civilizations that followed one another, this ...
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Emirates Palace: A 5-Star Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi

As soon as you land at Abu Dhabi airport, you will be surrounded by luxury. Immediately showing love for tall ...
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Dubai’s Top 7 Sightseeing Spots: The Old and The New

The first time I went to Dubai, two years ago, I wasn’t impressed. To the extent that when my parents ...
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My visit to the former US embassy in Tehran

It’s recent news the diplomatic crisis between Iran and the UK, and when I visited the former US embassy in ...
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Hookah Flavors and How to Have the Perfect Shisha Experience

Find out how to choose the best hookah flavors and some pretty great tips on how to have a perfect shisha experience without a headache or feeling dizzy.
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Desert safari in Abu Dhabi to discover the nomad roots

The hustle and bustle of our modern life little allow us to establish a true contact with Nature. This is ...
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Female travel in Iran – My personal experience and what you need to know

Solo female travel in Iran, is it a good idea? Is it safe for women to travel to Iran? I ...
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The 8 Best Parks in Tehran to Visit at Least Once in Your Trip

Discover the best parks in Tehran and take a break from the city's traffic and pollution. Enjoy a picnic, a walk or a tea in one of these beautiful gardens, some of the favourite Tehran attractions.
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Top 15 Unmissable Things to Do in Tehran, Capital of Iran

Find out what are the best things to do in Tehran and the truly unmissable places to visit in the vibrant capital of Iran between opulent palaces, crowded bazaars and beautiful parks.
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Wonderful Abbasian House in Kashan Shows You Iran’s Private Life

Enter the luxurious Abbasian House in Kashan to see what's private life in Iran like and how traditional Iranian houses are led and organized.
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