Travel to the Middle East has been making a comeback for years. However, where to go and what to see is evolving. Instead of visiting traditional favorites like Petra and Istanbul, here’s where you should go next.
Instead of exploring Jordan by car or tour, travelers are opting for the 650-kilometer-long Jordan Trail. Established by the Jordan Trail Association in 2015, travelers hike for 36 days across diverse terrain. The trail is often billed the “Inca Trail of the Middle East” and gives an intimate, in-depth view of Jordan for a bucket-list adventure.
A newly emerging must-see for travelers, the Gulf city of Muscat, Oman, offers a quiet reprieve from the bustling cities of the Middle East. Tourists come to relax on the beach, explore 16th-century Portuguese forts and sample local fare. Popular stops include the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Al Angham Restaurant and watersport adventures.
The backpacking-friendly town of Dahab is one of Egypt’s best-kept secrets. Explore a former fishing village turned diving destination. Avid snorkelers come for Blue Hole, a sinkhole and tunnel popular with divers, as well as Eel Garden for views of thousands of eel.
But is it safe to visit the Middle East? Although many parts of the Middle East are perfectly safe to visit and hold hidden treasures, it’s always wise to check the travel advisory in advance to monitor changing conditions. This advice holds true for anywhere you visit.
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