It would be surprising to know that the Middle Eastern countries have several momentous possessions other than oil wells. The Middle East is comprised of 14 diverse countries, each with their own share of preserved history, culture and countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Beirut, the largest and most populated city of Lebanon, a blooming nucleus of shopping centers and liberal arts. Home to innumerable ageless vintage architectural establishments that are opuses of the Great Ottoman Empire and the French colonies. The city is built on the Mediterranean peninsula holds a mixture of vibrant archaeal vibes even after the revival from the war, all the while featuring lovely beaches, opulent lifestyle such as clubbing and night-bars.
A remarkable destination for chronic buffs, the place is humming with primordial structures that are the heritage of early century kingdom and domains. Petra is a magnificent World Heritage Site that is unparalleled to all other. It is an assortment of crimson carved rocks that stretch throughout low crags, many of them infamous caves of thrones.
Badab-e-Surt are exceptionally natural springs that have formed over years. These springs are sited on the north of the country, producing luxurious amounts of salt and sulfur. However, the most striking thing about them is that at night time, just above the helixes a starry sky is detectable with a million different shades of the heavens are caught. An equally alluring replica of the skies is reflected in the ever-clear water of the springs giving it an unearthly look.
Giza Necropolis, Egypt
Located on the outskirts of Cairo, the Giza Plateau is home to numerous archeological sites that can be retraced to the time of the Pharaoh that sat on the Memphis thrones of the first Nome. The gigantic structure of the Great Sphinx, several tombs and cemeteries of significant primeval and mythical gods and Pharaohs are all situated on the Giza Necropolis.
Konya is the eldest sister of the very first emerging cities of the world. It was the birthplace of Sufism and the native land to the great Rumi. The city is alive with Seljuk architecture, being the former capital of the said Dynasty. Konya is thick with ground-breaking Dervishes, master of art, poetry, music and spiritual happiness.
Karbala, the land of tragedies and a place of prodigious significance to the Shi’ite sect of the Muslims. However, unlike Makkah this holy place is open to humanity as one. People from different countries and of different religions from around the world gather at this place for a lesson of the sacrifice made by the Prophet’s grandson for the greater good. The 72 martyrs of Karbala lost their lives, family, their women and children were incarcerated and yet they won the battle of humanity. This place brings tears to the most unbelieving of personalities.
Located on the most beautiful Iranian city, Shiraz Persepolis is another archaic complex of the Persian Empire that dates back to the 300BC. This was the city of kings and emperors and to even think of the illustrious mythological or historical personalities that may have sat on the throne of Persepolis is astonishing. People like Darius the first, Alexander the Great and many other rulers that reigned before the invasion of Persia.
Two of the tallest prominences of the world reside in Dubai, the land extravagance and celebrations for no reason. Dubai is the king of all adventurous cities, if a person has a million dollars he must exhaust them in the middle-east, namely Dubai. Unforgiving night-life, bars, strip clubs, derby stations and every luxury that has ever crossed the mind of a Sheikh.