Don’t be scared! Beautiful Middle Eastern destinations you should visit

Lots of travellers overlook the Middle East because they have safety concerns. That has been the case since the US launched their War on Terror back in 2001. However, there are some fantastic countries in that part of the world where terrorism doesn’t occur often. Nothing is stopping you from visiting those places at the moment. In this article, we’re going to recommend three countries in which you could have a life-changing experience. We don’t know what will happen in the Middle East in the coming years. So, it makes sense to travel to these places and see them for yourself as soon as possible.

Lebanon

Lebanon is a stunning country that many people never consider as a travel destination. That is something we hope will change during the next couple of years. Experts say the area could become as accepted as Jordan. It’s home to some impressive ancient ruins, and there is lots to keep you entertained. You might ask, is Lebanon safe? To find the answer to that question, you just have to research the topic. Look at how many Western people were injured in attacks in that country during the last ten years. The figure is so small it’s almost non-existent. So, now is the perfect time to create a plan and make your arrangements. You won’t regret a trip there.

Iran

Ever since the revolution, tensions have increased between the country and Western governments. However, Ayatollah Khamenei stated many times that his issue is with the establishment. He loves British and American citizens, and so do his people. All travelers are guaranteed safe passage through Iran. So, it’s somewhere you should add to your list of considerations. At the end of the day, it’s the place where the first civilization ever formed. There are so many ancient ruins that you won’t see them all in a single visit. That is why it’s sensible to book an organized tour. You’ll get to see more of the country using that method.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is home to some of the most important Islamic sites in the entire world. Indeed, millions of Muslims travel to Mecca every single year as part of the Hajj. It’s an unusual sight, and something you should experience. Contrary to popular belief, the country is quite safe for Western people. Like anywhere else in the Middle East, you just have to perform some research into local customs. Alcohol is illegal, and those caught drinking it will face the justice system. When all’s said and done, you just need to remain culturally sensitive and ensure you don’t offend anyone. Again, group tours are a sensible choice.

 

If you visit any of the locations mentioned in this article, you’ll want to take a decent camera. Due to tensions in the region, most people from the UK and US will never travel to those destinations. That is a real shame because the people living there have a unique perspective on the world. Also, it’s important we all communicate and learn from other cultures. So, don’t let any safety concerns hold you back.

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Founder of Turn It To Trvl. After being made redundant from my digital marketing job, in the UK, I decided I no longer wanted to work the traditional 9-5. I found a volunteer opportunity in Malawi in 2015 and am now freelancing from the warm heart of Africa. Curently building a portfolio of clients and trying to inspire more people to live a life of travel.
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