On this private day trip from Beirut, discover the villages of Besharreh and Kozhaya in Lebanon's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Holy Valley. Besharreh and Kozhaya are famous for their superb, excellently preserved sites, such as the Gibran Museum and the Monastery of St Anthony.
Oman’s highest mountain, Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun; 3075m), is best known not for its peak but for the view into the spectacularly deep Wadi Ghul lying alongside it.
The jewel in the Temple Mount crown is the gold-plated Dome of the Rock, the enduring symbol of the city and undoubtedly one of the most photographed buildings on earth. As its name suggests, the dome covers the slab of stone sacred to both the Muslim and Jewish faiths.
The Dead Sea is at the lowest point on earth and has such high salinity (due to evaporation) that you just bob about on the surface like a cork.
On this 4-day tour you'll travel south from Amman to the ancient city of Petra to see the magnificent Treasury (El-Khazneh). Continue to Wadi Rum, a uniquely shaped mountain that rose amongst the rosy red sand of the desert. Later visit the Dead Sea where the salt content of the water is so high, no fish can survive. This tour will also take you South of the kingdom to Petra.
Take this private 4x4 safari for a taste of the Arabian desert adventure! Let your own private guide show you a lush oasis filled with vegetable and fruit farms, hidden in the mountains in the heart of the red and dusty desert. Tuck into a delicious picnic as you enjoy the contrasting scenery, and see the bizarre rock formation, known as Camel Rock.
Kuwait’s most famous landmark, the Kuwait Towers, with their distinctive blue-green ‘sequins’, are worth a visit for the prospect of sea and city that they afford. Designed by a Swedish architectural firm and opened in 1979, the largest of the three towers rises to a height of 187m, and houses a two-level revolving observation deck, gift shop and cafe.
The Corniche is a favourite promenade spot. Families, couples and groups of dressed-up young people saunter along its length, stopping to greet friends or to have a coffee-and-nargileh break at one of the cafés along the route.
Call it impressive or call it preposterous, there’s no denying that the Burj Khalifa is a ground-breaking feat of architecture and engineering. The world’s tallest building pierces the sky at 828m (seven times the height of Big Ben) and opened on 4 January 2010, only six years after excavations began.
Leave Amman and stay overnight in the rock-carved city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Choose from 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation in the center of the ancient city, and enjoy an evening at leisure, seeing Petra without the crowds.
Reincarnated in the last decade as the social heart of Doha, Souq Waqif is a wonderful place to explore, shop, have dinner or simply idle time away in one of the many attractive cafes. There has been a souq on this site for centuries, as this was the spot where the Bedu would bring their sheep, goats and wool to trade for essentials.