Middle East Vacation Packages: Old & New
Whether you’re cruising the dunes of the Arabian desert or basking in luxury at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the Middle East brings the best of the old world and the new. In the United Arab Emirates, visit the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and learn about the ancient art of Falconry, a popular UAE pastime. Then, fast forward to the present day and visit Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World and feel the city’s Grand Prix spirit. Oman offers lush valleys, and cities of forts and minarets. Wherever you’re going in the Middle East, Liberty Travel can connect you with a tailor-made vacation package or deal.
The Perfect Middle-Ground on Your Journey
Geographically situated as the ideal stopover to Asia and Africa, Qatar might just steal the show. Unrivaled hospitality and luxury spas are the backdrop to a memorable stay. Immerse yourself in the culture by visiting the bustling Souq Waqif traditional market. Get up early and take in mesmerizing desert views and ride a dhow boat into the glistening Arabian Gulf. In Qatar, luxury teems alongside natural beauty, and a number of things to do will have your stay packed with activity.
The Middle East at a Glance
Visas: When visiting the Middle East, consider applying for your visa in advance if you want to travel to Egypt or Oman. If you are from the United States, or several other approved countries, you can receive a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates upon your arrival. Finally, if you plan to visit Israel during your Middle East trip, it is important to note that some Middle Eastern countries will not admit visitors who have Israeli visas or stamps in their passports.
Female Travelers: Female travelers to the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Oman are not required to wear hijabs or burkas, but local customs generally call for modest dress. Women traveling alone may get questions about their marital status, and should consider group travel, particularly in Egypt.
Safety: Major cities in the United Arab Emirates, resort and tourist areas in Egypt, and resorts in Oman are considered safe for travel. If you plan to go off the beaten path, do your research or hire a guide.
United Arab Emirates: City Lights, Desert Stars
The wealth of the United Arab Emirates is evident in Dubai’s skyscrapers, its mammoth malls, and its man-made Palm Islands, an engineering feat designed to expand the city’s waterfront. While Abu Dhabi exports oil from the port, you can flock to its mega-malls that double as massive indoor entertainment centers to find some souvenir exports of your own. Haggle at traditional gold and spice souks. Then, ride a camel, 4x4, or dune buggy into the sunset in the Arabian desert.
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Top Things to Do in the Middle East
Record-Breaking Treasures at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Not only is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi one of the largest Mosques in the world, but it also boasts the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet and chandelier.
Souk and Ski
Shred the slopes in the world’s only indoor ski resort at Ski Dubai and then treat yourself to some retail therapy—the slopes are located inside the impressive Mall of the Emirates.
The World’s Tallest Building
The Burj Khalifa stands an impressive 2,716 feet tall with 160 stories.
Discover the Mosques of Oman
After enjoying some sunshine by the Arabian Sea, visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and admire contemporary Islamic architecture.
Practice the Art of Haggling at the Muttrah Souq
Breathe in Arabian incense and bargain for textiles, jewelry, and spices.
Middle East Vacation Packages: Exotic East the Liberty Travel Way
Whether you’re looking to explore Dubai’s traditional souks or ski inside one of the world’s most modern malls, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Middle East vacation package crafted just for you.
When you book with us, you get:
- Real People. More than a travel agent, your Middle East consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
- Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of the Middle East for a truly personalized booking experience.
- Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive Middle East vacation packages, including our Journeys.
- Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We know the Middle East. Leave the planning to us.