Although an ancient country, Israel is only celebrating its 50th anniversary as a nation state. This recent history has been characterised by an often volatile mix of politics, religion and culture out of proportion to Israel’s diminutive size. This tiny Middle Eastern country has been the meeting point for different cultures for over 6,000 years. For the traveller this means a world of extraordinary diversity and richness. Israel’s history is etched on the landscape, in the faces of the people and embedded in buildings that seem to whisper ancient stories. ... More
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Bahrain abounds with excellent museums and fascinating archaeological sites, but exhibitions of local art and theatrical productions are harder to find.
Don’t miss the National Museum in Manama. It provides an overview of Bahrain’s history from the Stone Age (5000-3200 BC) to the present. Halls and galleries include: ... More
uThis federation of emirates lies on the Persian Gulf, with sections bordering the Gulf of Oman. Consisting of seven emirates, the United Arab Emirates shares borders with Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The federal capital is Abu Dhabi. The climate is hot most of the year and very humid on the coast. Rainfall is minimal. In winter, the desert and mountain areas enjoy cool winds.
This country has a rich historical and cultural heritage and was the scene of the first battle which launched Muslim expansion throughout the Gulf region in 633 AD. Archeological evidence bears testimony to the theory that the United Arab Emirates has played host to numerous cultures since at least 3000 BC. ... More
If you take a look at the Abu Dhabi Travel Guide and see the picture of this modern Gulf city with a fair sprinkling of tall buildings along a long beach that has wonderful roads to the side, you will no doubt be feeling a sense of anticipation that your next destination for a vacation is going to be Abu Dhabi. ... More