Things to Do in Middle East

Top Middle East Attractions

Things to Do in Middle East

Top Attractions in Middle East

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What travelers are saying

  • Sharanan Chaudhuri
    Bhubaneswar, India26 contributions
    The light and sound show. Perhaps the lighting on Burj Khalifa was world best. We enjoyed so much. It's really awasome.
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • PeterAlice2014
    Perth, Australia24 contributions
    An absolutely amazing and beautiful Mosque. A must to visit when in Abu Dhabi. Appropriate attire required.
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • Suresh Kumar S
    Chennai (Madras), India22 contributions
    There is not much waiting time and 124th floor we reached under a minute. Advance booking was done and we reached well before and covered the Dubai Fountain show also.
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • Suresh Kumar S
    Chennai (Madras), India22 contributions
    An excellent mall where you can get anything in a perfect and well maintanined atmosphere. There are many restaurants and several stalls inside food court with lot of options for foodies. Large aquarium view is also one of main attractions in this place. Dubai water fountain show and entry to Burj Khalifa can be covered together as the access to these famous attractions are available from inside the mall.
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • Michael L
    1 contribution
    Visiting Petra ‘Treasury’ was an amazing experience! The temperature was cold, however the experience was worth it!
    Written February 3, 2023
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  • Stephanie L
    1 contribution
    Everything was great best park ever, workers are super friendly though one individual stood above all, jonas saw me looking at the map came over and advised me the best he could it was a great start to the day. At the end of the day he saw me once again and asked how I found the rides he recommended as I was with my partner who was more frightened.
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • Tessie Mayo
    Brownwood, TX26 contributions
    A place where ancient meets modern, where religious meets secular. You get out of it what you seek, and it's an incredible experience!
    Written February 2, 2023
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  • jbwhitehouse
    Dallas, TX1,780 contributions
    This exclusive 1053 foot hotel on its own island can be seen from many directions. Look up, up, up to the 28th floor to see the helipad and “suspended” restaurant. A beauty and landmark.
    Written January 30, 2023
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  • Tessie Mayo
    Brownwood, TX26 contributions
    There is truly no other place in the world like the Western Wall (Kotel), whether you're in the plaza or touring the tunnels, you will be amazed by what you see.
    Written February 2, 2023
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  • Linda D
    3 contributions
    There is no need for a tour and there is no need for the audio guide. The place is very well laid out and everything is explained in Hebrew and English - and to be honest, a picture does speak a thousand words... It is a gut wrenching experience and make give yourself time to reflect as you go. I found the recollections of the survivors which are on screens in many rooms the most powerful piece of the experience. I have been to the holocaust museums in Berlin and Washington - but this is different as it feels (and is) personal. Do it end of day (give yourself half a day) and do not plan on doing anything when you finish but reflect on humanities inhumanity to mankind
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • MesoBelle
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    A great experience - fun and safe for the whole family. The staff are very friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our time
    Written February 5, 2023
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  • flyingwish
    Westminster, MD164 contributions
    Jaffa Old City is a good place to wander around a little bit and then enjoy lunch after a leisurely stroll the breaches. There is on old Jaffa mosque here although we did not go inside it.
    Written January 21, 2023
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  • Tahir Khanzadah
    6 contributions
    An extraordinary structure of new-age Islamic architecture captures your attention and keeps your eyes glued to it when you zoom in on the main street of Muscat. The Supreme Ruler, HM Sultan Qaboos, gifted this grandeur piece of art to the people of his Sultanate of Oman to mark 30 years of his Accession to the throne. This mosque is awe-inspiring and is certainly worth a visit if simply to appreciate its magnitude, craftsmanship and the architectural design it represents.

    Construction of the mosque began in 1995 and took six years to complete. The four corner minarets (45m high) along with the 90m high central minaret represent the five pillars of Islam. With a capacity of 20,000 worshippers including 750 women in a private musalla (prayer hall), the mosque is an active place of worship, particularly on Fridays. The main prayer hall with a capacity of around 6,600 is breathtakingly rich with a magnificent 50 m high dome and the central Swarovski crystal chandelier. The Persian carpet in the main hall (measuring 60m by 70m and weighing 21 tonnes) is the second largest in the world; it was made in Khurasan in Iran and occupied 600 women fully for four years. This mosque highlights its role as a scientific and intellectual source of knowledge across the Islamic world. It houses a Library with a total capacity of 20,000 books.

    Visitors are required to dress modestly, covering arms and legs and avoiding tight clothing. Women and girls (aged seven and above) must cover their hair. Abayyas (full-length dresses) and scarves can be hired from the mosque cafe and giftshop for OR2.500; some form of ID is required as a deposit. Tours are available. Mwasalat buses stop outside the mosque on the main road.

    The tranquillity and serenity of the riwaaqs (open-air arcades), archways and courtyards is quite an experience in itself. Even the non-religious visitor will probably be moved in some way by a tour of its interior.

    The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in its entirety stands as an assertive symbol of Oman’s confidence and spirituality.
    Written February 3, 2023
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  • LaurenSLT
    3 contributions
    Great place to visit. Would recommend late afternoon/early evening so that you can see it in the light but then also when it's lit up - the Doha skiyline is amazing. No hassle whatsover. Great vibe
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • jonathan f
    Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
    Hiked from the Windmill all the way up in morning. Amazing things to discover and learn. You can spend the whole day there! There in 2018. Travel date below shows only 2022 and 2023 for me to click.
    Written February 5, 2023
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