Saudi Arabia is historically rich and religiously important which has made it a popular Tourist Destination of Middle East. Though the country itself is new as it was formed in 1932 after uniting few states but the historical background of these states has included many interesting places in the country's kitty for tourists. The city of Mecca is a holy place for Muslims and Islam orders every Muslim to visit this place once in his lifetime. Every year millions of Muslims come to this city from all over the world to pay their homage. Deserted village of Habalah, Madain Saleh cemetery, Al Musmak Castle, Al Maktaba Park, Riyadh National Zoo and King Abdul Aziz Military Museum are other places of tourist interest in Saudi Arabia.
Interesting museums and historical sites have made Jordan a popular Tourist Destination of Middle East. Amman possesses many places of interest like Roman Theatre, Ummayad Palace, beautiful National Archeological Museum and Byzantine Church. The city of Irbid has exquisitely designed museums with some amazing and rare artifacts exhibited in it, Museum of Jordanian Heritage and Irbid Archeological Museum are to name a few. The Aqaba Fort in the city of Aqaba and Kerak Castle and Kerak Archeological Museum are other popular Tourist Destinations of Middle East in Jordan.
Iran is the most attractive Tourist Destination of Middle East as this country posses many tourist attractions which have grown because of different cultures and communities which have developed in this part of the world. Esfahan is the oldest Iranian city and a popular Middle East Tourist Destination as it has many historical sites and buildings and is listed in UNESCO world heritage site. Friday Mosque is the most beautiful and fascinating piece of architecture in Esfahan. Exhibits at Central Bank in Teheran, Palace of Roses and Persipolis, another UNESCO world heritage site, are other premier Tourist Destinations of Middle East in Iran.
United Arab Emirates possesses not only of Middle East's but World's most popular Tourist Destination Dubai. Shopping, recreational activities, night life, safaris, wondrous buildings and many historical places make it a tourist paradise. Apart from Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and coastal cities like Ajman, Fujairah, Umm al-Qaiwain and Ras al Khaimah are popular Destinations amongst Tourists traveling Middle East.
Qatar has old and ancient cities and beautiful beaches with lots of water sports activities which make it another popular Middle East Tourist Destination. Doha has beaches, ancient buildings, excellent facilities to stay and its history goes back to 1850. Other popular attractions for tourists in Qatar are Al Khor, Umm Said, Al Wakra, Masaieed and Al Ruwais.
Israel may be the smallest country of Middle East but is no less in terms of Tourist Destinations than any other country. Western wall and Temple Mount and The Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem are most sacred places for Jews and Christians respectively. Dead Sea and its healing powers, mountain of Masada, city of Tel Aviv, ancient capital of Romans Caesarea, holy city of Nazareth and Galilee Lake are other popular Tourist Destinations of Middle East in Israel.
Beautiful landlocked country Armenia has many historical landmarks and natural attractions, city of Yerevan, Alaverdi, Aparan, Artashat, Ashtarak and Vanadzor are popular Middle East Tourist Destinations in Armenia. Desert, mountains and beaches are attractions of Oman with plethora of activities to do which make it a popular Middle East Tourist Destination. Apart from capital city of Muscat, Bahala is World heritage site, Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar and Salalah is the greenest part of the country. In Turkey, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia region, Pergamon and Sardis are chief tourist attractions which draw people every year to this country.
Syria is one of the ancient countries of the continent and Damascus is the oldest inhabited city of the world. This country is full of historical places and ancient Mosques, beholds world heritage sites of Palmyra and Aleppo, and city of Basra and Latakia make it a popular Tourist Destination of Middle East.
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