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Top 18 Attractions in Middle East

Popular Middle East landmarks and tourist spots

  • 1 Petra

    9.1 /10
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    A picture of the archaeological city of Petra.
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    Petra is a top tourist attraction in Jordan. It is tucked behind a wall of rugged mountains, a well-kept secret that continues to beckon to tourists because of its unrivaled views of the ancient world ...

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    Interior view of the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Turkey.
    The Basilica Cistern is a gigantic underground cistern built in ancient Constantinople, the old  Byzantine Empire's capital. It is one of the most spectacular landmark still visible today in Istanbul. It is located west of St. Sophia, between the Mesa in the south and the Theotokos Church of Chalkoprateia ...

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  • 3 Hagia Sophia

    7.9 /10
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    The Hagia Sofia in Istanbul.
    The Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The place is unique not only due to the beauty it carries but also because it has changed in its construction and development over time, but it has also switched its religion ...

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    Part of the old fortress wall in Jerusalem.
    If you are heading to Jerusalem, you are heading towards the capital and the largest city in Israel. Jerusalem is located in the Judean Mountains, and you'll find it between the Mediterranean Sea and the tip of the Dead Sea. This is an area that holds much of the history of the main religions present in this world ...

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  • 14 Burj Khalifa

    7.5 /10
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    The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.
    Originally, the skyscraper was to be called 'Burj Dubai'. Like the eponymous building complex project, it was renamed Burj Khalifa at its inauguration on January 4, 2010, in honor of the Emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyane, President of the United Arab Emirates, after its US$10 billion refinancing of Dubai's projects, which had been hampered by the international financial crisis of 2008 ...

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  • 15 Dead Sea

    7 /10
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    A coastal area of the Dead Sea.
    The Dead Sea, from the Arabic 'Yam ha-Melah' meaning 'Sea of Salt') is a large salt lake located in the Middle East between Israel, Jordan and the West Bank of the Judean Desert in Palestine. It is located in the deepest depression of the Earth, generated over the millennia due to the evaporation of its waters not compensated by those of tributaries, which is also the cause of its high salinity ...

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  • Baalbek was a Roman city in the Middle East that is still home to some of the biggest and most impressive surviving Roman temples in the world. ...

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