Middle East

It's easy to get lost in Istanbul. Whether your meandering down a twisting, cobblestone alleyway or walking through the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, getting lost will be a part of your journey, and it may very well be your favorite part. For each turn brings you another breathtaking view of a minaret backlit by the Sea of Marmara or past another friendly merchant ready to serve you a small glass of tea while he proudly shows you his rugs. In short, getting lost is the best way to truly experience this city. Straddling two continents and…
Today's Egypt has evolved into a fascinating destination combining the magnificence of its heritage with an eager spirit for positive change. We've seen that Egypt has always been quite the pioneer in innovation — for example, the creation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and the world's most impressive monuments. Its intriguing society reveals an intriguing past, as the country has stood witness to the rise and fall of several civilizations, each group leaving a lasting mark on Egypt's cultural landscape. Over thousands of years, Egypt has been shaped by the influences of rulers including the Persians,…
From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. The emirate embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, you can experience everything from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls. Dubai is both a dynamic international business centre and a laid-back tourist escape; a city where the sophistication of the…