North Africa & Middle East
The Middle East and North Africa have an intoxicating history. It is the cradle of ancient civilisations and a beautiful and complicated land home to some of the world’s most hospitable people.
From Morocco in North Africa, to the nations that border with Central Asia, the Middle East has well-developed beach resorts and reliable sun, a rich history, fascinating culture, and often excellent cuisine. Diving and snorkelling in the Red Sea remain superlative; ancient sites, such as Petra and Jerash in Jordan, are enthralling. Sadly, some countries so rich in treasures from ancient civilisations like Egypt and most especially Syria are off limits, but countries like Israel, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman are experiencing a tremendous boost in visitors.
The magnitude of investment in the United Arab Emirates has seen a spectacular new tourism areas created including the huge man-made peninsulas and islands of Dubai.