From Alexander the Great and the Roman Empire to Genghis Khan and the 19th Century colonial powers, the countries of the Middle East have been indelibly marked by conquerors and invaders, yet their own ancient civilisations have contributed in equal measure to the fascinating and fabled heritage of the Middle East as we know it today. Yet with a long and distinguished character, vistas that stir the soul and an enduring sense of timelessness, such decadence is matched pound for pound with cultural integrity.
A strategic heavyweight contender on the world economic stage, thanks largely to its brimming oil reserves, means that glittering opulence and impeccable service come as standard on any Middle East holiday itinerary. Dubai and Abu Dhabi holidays offer the ultimate in glamour and world-first architecture, and in Abu Dhabi you can have a fun desert adventure. Oman holidays are the perfect combination of culture, desert and coast, providing a rewarding contrast with the UAE. Whilst the warmth and charm of the people of Iran will astound you, as will the country itself.