Explore Dubai’s rich history while staying in the Creekside area.
Take a trip to the top of the Burj Khalifa for panoramic city views.
Head to Downtown Dubai for a glamorous shopping experience.
Visit the shops, restaurants and beaches of the Jumeirah Beach Residence area.
Relax poolside at the JA Ocean View Hotel.
You might be imagining a hike through the echoing tombs of Petra, a camel ride through the shifting sands of the Wahiba Sands or a cruise past temples along the Nile. Whatever your interests, our Middle East specialists can create a tailor-made itinerary that will help you make the most of your time.
These suggested itineraries are intended to show you what’s possible, but when it comes to planning your trip, your specialist will weave in places and activities matched to your interests and time frame. Using their first-hand experience, they’ll help you take in the region’s highlights, from ancient monuments to glorious mosques to vast tracts of dunes, as well as introducing you to its hidden corners.
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These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Middle East, and they showcase some of the routes that we've found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
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- Direct views over the Gulf of Oman from all rooms and suites.
- Dine by Design concept allows guests to enjoy dinner, afternoon tea or cocktails in a private location of their choice.
- Shahrazad restaurant offers exceptional Moroccan dishes with live Arabic entertainment.
- Access to the stunning L'Occitane Hareer Spa for a wide variety of relaxing French inspired treatments.
Explore the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.
Discover the temples and tombs of Luxor's West Bank.
Visit the lesser known temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo.
Take in the varied antiquities in Cairo Museum.
Relax and visit Philae Temple in Aswan.
Explore the temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank.
- Villas complement the natural landscape and have beachside access or their own private pools.
- Sense on the Edge offers delicious Andalusian dishes and sweeping views over Zighy Bay.
- Detox from modern life at the spa with two hammams, an ice cave and soothing treatments.
- Join the signature Dhahab Dhow cruise along the coastal fiords and villages.
- Recline in total seclusion with a private cinema set up at your villa.
Explore Istanbul's highlights, such as the Blue Mosque and Spice Market.
Take a leisurely cruise along the Bosphorus admiring Europe on one side and Asia on the other.
Fly high above Cappadocia on a sunrise hot air balloon ride.
Try your hand at mastering Turkish cuisine on a cooking class with a local family.
Experience the delights of Turkish cuisine.
Visit the poignant WWI battlefields of Gallipoli.
Explore the ancient ruined city of Pergamon.
Enjoy time to explore the characterful Alaçati.
Marvel at the ruins of Ephesus.
Dubai and Maldives
Explore Dubai's rich history on a private guided tour.
Head out across the dunes of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in a 4x4.
Relax in your own private plunge pool.
Take a treatment in the world’s first underwater spa.
Dine on a candlelit Maldivian beach watching the sun set across the Indian Ocean.
Explore the highlights of Jerusalem, from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Israel Museum.
Tour the infamous ruins at Masada and the natural oasis at Ein Gedi.
Experience the contrast of old and new in Tel Aviv.
Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner with a local family.
Experience local heritage activities at the Al Maha Desert Resort.
Relax in your private Bedouin-style pool villa.
Enjoy sundowner cocktails overlooking the rolling sand dunes.
Stay at the lavish One&Only The Palm on the Palm Jumeirah peninsula.
Indulge in high-quality food at restaurants headed by Michelin-starred chefs.
Visit the impressive Roman site at Jerash.
Explore Dibeen Forest and Azraq Wetlands.
Visit Petra — a Modern Wonder of the World.
Enjoy a night under canvas in the awesome Wadi Rum.
Admire impressive views over Wadi Mujib.
Hike through Dana Nature Reserve.
Float in the Dead Sea.
Stay in the luxurious Shangri-La on the Bosphorus in the heart of Istanbul.
Explore highlights such as the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.
Sleep in a deluxe cave hotel with glorious views in Cappadocia.
Relax in style on the Turquoise Coast in the Kempinski Barbaros Bay.
Go hot air ballooning over the striking Cappadocian landscape.
Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.
Explore the temples and tombs of Luxor.
Fly to Abu Simbel to see this impressive temple complex.
Take in the wonderful treasures of Cairo Museum.
Visit Philae Temple and relax in Aswan.
Enjoy the Mediterranean ambience of Alexandria.
Tour the sites of Jerusalem’s Old City, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall.
Visit Manger Square in Bethlehem and the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
Take a private tour of a modern working kibbutz and explore the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Visit the stunning archaeological complex in Masada before taking a dip in the natural springs of Ein Gedi.
Experience the contrast of old and new, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Tel Aviv.