The Middle East is a fascinating region of desert-covered landscapes, vibrant coastal resorts and ultra-modern cities, all shrouded in evocative ancient legends. Some are biblical and historic lands with iconic places of worship drawing pilgrims from across the world. Others are mysterious and exotic.All beckon to be explored.
All-inclusive holidays in the Middle East will take you on a journey of discovery, from the glittering skyscrapers of Dubaito the desert wadis of Jordanand the Dead Sea coast in Israel.Middle Eastern countries are full of fascinating stories to discover among the ancient ruins and monuments of the region.
Why we love the Middle East
The Middle East offers a stunning mix of ancient and ultra-modern, evident in cities like Dubai, Tel Aviv, Qatar and Bahrain.
Shopping is a dream, whether you’re bartering for traditional souvenirs in markets or purchasing the latest fashion and high-tech items in modern malls.
History – including Biblical history – is around every corner.
You can see so many World Heritage Sites, like the city of Petraand Wadi Rumin Jordan, Al Zubarah in Qatarand Masada in Israel.
Museums are exceptional throughout the Middle East, from The Louvre Abu Dhabito Bahrain Fort.
The weather is glorious, the food is fantastic, and seaside resorts abound. Try out the world's longest zipline in Ras Al Khaimah in northern UAE!
Our Middle East holiday packages will suit couples looking for an exotic holiday, families keen to explore off the beaten path, friends who want a shopping getaway and romantic honeymooners who wish to be swept away on a magical Arabian carpet ride. Start your travel planning now and browse our unbeatable deals!
What to do in the Middle East
Your magic carpet ride is about to begin. Our exciting, fun-filled travel guide will ensure you get the most out of your Middle East tours and travels.Here, experiences are diverse, offering the perfect blend of ancient and modern. Step back in time to when camels were the only transport in the desert and visit places you’ve only read about in religious texts, like Bethlehem and Masada. If it’s modernity you’re after you’ll find it here, too, from the vibrant nightlife in Tel Aviv to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, and one of the world’s highest skyscrapers, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Things to do in the Middle East
Discover historic sites of biblical importance in Jerusalem.
Sail down the Nile River in Egypt exploring ancient tombs and temples.
Watch a Formula One race in Abu Dhabi.
Go dune bashing outside Qatar on a desert safari.
Explore the ancient city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, in Jordan.
Experience an authentic Bedouin safari in the desert.
Spend time at Bahrain’s most religious site, the Al Fatih Mosque.
Enjoy the vibrant nightlife and beaches in Tel Aviv.
Bargain for traditional items at a choice of local markets.
Shop till you drop in the largest mall in the world, in Dubai.
Let us take you to this exciting, exotic part of the world on the holiday of a lifetime. Browse our Middle East packages and book your trip with Thompsons Holidays today.
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