Top Choice Jazz in Mitzpe Ramon

Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club

A respected stop on the Israeli live music circuit, this intimate venue hosts major Israeli stars as well as local artists. For details on concerts (usually jazz, blues, reggae, African or rock), see the website or …
Top Choice Opera in Muscat

Royal Opera House Muscat

Built by the same architects as the Grand Mosque, the Royal Opera House Muscat is worth a visit simply to admire the harmonious amalgam of marble, inlaid wood and Arabesque design. Some of the most famous names in o…
Top Choice Cinema in Downtown Dubai

Cinema Akil

Treating cineastes to smart indie flicks from around the world on a pop-up basis since 2014, this dynamic platform has now taken up permanent residence at the Alserkal Avenue. Screenings are often followed by Q&…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Downtown Dubai

Dubai Opera

Shaped like a traditional dhow – the sailing vessels that still ply the Gulf – Dubai Opera is the city's newest high-calibre performing-arts venue. Despite its name, it actually hosts a potpourri of shows, including…
Top Choice Theatre in Tehran

Iranshahr Theatre

One of Tehran’s oldest theatres, this beautiful building in peaceful Park-e Honar Mandan typically has four different shows playing in its complex with two stages. While most of the shows here are performed in Farsi…
Top Choice Live Music in Tel Aviv


This Tel Aviv institution at the southernmost point of the city is a favourite venue for reggae, electronica, funk and alternative bands. Occasionally hosts big-name acts and the vibe is always positive with a capit…
Top Choice Classical Music in Tel Aviv

Charles Bronfman Auditorium

Home to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Charles Bronfman Auditorium hosts world-class classical music performances several times a week. Look out for the occasional children's performances with stories (50NIS…
Top Choice Cinema in Tel Aviv


The flagship in a chain of Israeli cinemas featuring classic, retro, foreign, avant garde and experimental films. It often holds film festivals, such as DocAviv.
Cinema in Wadi Rum

Film Bus

Jordan's Royal Film Commission has been piloting cinema under the stars in Wadi Rum, showing films connected to the area. If you ever wanted to see Lawrence of Arabia in situ (or The Martian – also filmed in Wadi Ru…
Cinema in Yas Island

Vox Cinemas

If you like to smell the rubber on your car chase and feel the earth rumble as screaming tyres race across a 24.5m screen, then the 4D experience at Vox Cinema's 4DX Theatre won't disappoint. If you're a foodie who …