MIDDLE EAST

The countries included here are part of the Orientalist definition of the Middle East that is to say not the “Greater Middle East” which includes a broader area such as Sudan, Morocco, Afghanistan, or Pakistan. Cyprus is not included as it is historically and culturally European, although it is sometimes included in definitions of the “middle east”.

Due to wartime conditions and military tensions, most governments are advising against travel to Syria and Yemen and I have found very little in the way of use travel resources to share. I’ve decided not to include those pages until things settle and travel is widely advised/more information is available.

BY COUNTRY

BAHRAIN

EGYPT

IRAN  |  IRAQ  |  ISRAEL

JORDAN

KUWAIT

LEBANON

OMAN

PALESTINE

QATAR

SAUDI ARABIA  |  SYRIA

TURKEY

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

YEMEN