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Read this first Middle East branch

Before you post. Search to see if someone’s already asked a similar question. Ask a better question and you’ll get a better answer. (Please fill out your profile, it’ll help us to help you.) Travel companions. If you’re looking for someone to travel with, the best place to post is in our travel companions forum. Keep it travel-related. We want to remind you that this forum is a place for travellers and travel enthusiasts to share tips, information, and their experiences about Bahrain, Iran,…
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Recommended Visa Agents

Within the previous 12 months the following three Visa Agents have received positive reviews from genuine travelling Thorn Tree members.

Persian Voyages www.persianvoyages.com

Pasargad Tours www.pasargad-tours.com

Touran Zamin www.touranzamin.com

My own positive experience in obtaining a visa authorisation code was with Pars Tourist www.key2persia.com

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Camel Racing December 1st to 3rd 2014

I am of to Qatar for the first time and really want to see the camel racing. Can anyone tell me if any races will be on between Monday 1st and Wednesday 3rd December.

Thanks

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Obtained India visa in Amman

Just obtained a visa for India in Amman for a British passport.
Visa is a three month single entry non-extendable tourist type.
Obtained from VFS Global, Building 142, 1st floor, Arar Street, Amman. tel +962 6 4610 322.

Took with me passport, two normal passport photos (normal in that some places want a 2x2in photo, mine weren't), photocopy of passport. Passport needs to be valid for a further 6 months and have two adjacent blank pages.
Needed is a bank statement showing at least $1000 or…

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seeking Travel mate for YEMEN and SOCOTRA

hey there

im female and 30 years from switzerland.
im seeking for a travel mate to do a trip in march 2015 for yemen mainland and socotra!
its so much cheaper and of course more fun.

hope you can take your time then.

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JERUSALEM CITIZENSHIP; well this is actually about Occupied Palestine but I only see israel and palestinian territories listed here as my county of interest

so I am a Palestinian American who has visited many parts of PALESTINE (all of it) this past summer via israel's (aka Occupied Palestine) visa… I absolutely loved it and didn't want to leave for what I now call my 2nd home (America).

My parents are thinking about buying a house or flat or apartment or whatever ya wanna call it. Basically a place to stay whenever we visit. the only thing is I told them not to buy property because I think you need a PA passport to buy property? is this true? is…

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Looking for someone to book a tour with - February 2015

Hello all!

I'm a 27 year old American female. I'm looking for someone(s) to join me on a guided tour of Iran in February of 2015. I am hoping to do the UpPersia "Silk Road Budget tour," which lasts for 21 days, with the possibility of adjusting it so that we also stop in Kermanshah and Hamedan. I will be arriving in Iran from Turkey via train from Van to Tabriz. I'm thinking of leaving Iran the same way.

If I were to do the tour alone, it would cost me twice the amount of doing the tour with…

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VOA Questions for German Citizens

Hi, I am planning on making a short trip to Tehran for 5 days in the end of November. I have been reading all the information online about getting visas and it seems all very complicated. I plan to get a VOA but many sources says that it is not too risky.

Does anyone have information about people being rejected when arriving and applying for a VOA at the airport in Tehran?

What are all the requirements? Do I need proof of travel insurance? Also, do I need the code from the MFA before…