Middle East & Africa

Middle East & Africa Attractions

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Valley of the Kings

4.5 star rating: Recommended 188 Reviews

The harsh, lunar landscape of the Valley of the Kings is the resting place of numerous New Kingdom pharaohs, whose remains were interred in tombs burrowed ...  Read more

Temple of Karnak

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Reviews

The largest of Luxor’s temples, Karnak was one of the most sacred sites in ancient Egypt. It marked the ascendancy of Thebes (present day Luxor) as the ...  Read more

Philae Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 Reviews

Philae was a holy island in the Nile River where the ancient Egyptians built a temple to the goddess Isis. With the projects to dam the Nile - first with the ...  Read more

St Catherine's Monastery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

This legendary Greek Orthodox St. Catherine Monastery is one of the oldest places of worship in the world. Founded in the 4th century, the monastery ...  Read more

Jumeirah Mosque

4 star rating: Recommended 666 Reviews

To enter the only mosque in the UAE open to non-Muslim visitors, make your way to Jumeirah Mosque. Designed to provide a better understanding of Islam, ...  Read more

St Simeon Monastery

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

The fortress-like 7th century Monastery of St. Simeon was first dedicated to the 4th century local saint Abba Hedra, who renounced the world on his wedding ...  Read more

Dome of the Rock

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

As both the oldest and most famous Islamic shrine in the world, the Dome of the Rock is one of the most sought pilgrimage destinations in the world. ...  Read more

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest in the United Arab Emirates and eighth largest in the world, rises majestically from Abu Dhabi and serves as the ...  Read more

Via Dolorosa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The Via Dolorosa is the path within the Old City of Jerusalem that Jesus is said to have took carrying the cross to his crucifixion. Known in Catholicism as ...  Read more

Wailing Wall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 248 Reviews

Another element of the World Heritage Site in old Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall (or, as Jews call it, the Western Wall) lies at the foot of the Temple Mount, a ...  Read more

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 247 Reviews

Set within the Christian Quarter of the old walled city of Jerusalem – which it itself the larger World Heritage Site -- this church is considered by many ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temples

4.5 star rating: Recommended 211 Reviews

Often referred to as the Temples of Ramses II, these two enormous sandstone structures built in 1255 BC at Abu Simbel in southern Egypt are only half of ...  Read more

Luxor Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 102 Reviews

The enormous Luxor Temple was one of the great constructions of the New Kingdom (dating from the 14th century BC) dedicated to the god Amun. It was known as ...  Read more

Mount Sinai

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

For many visitors to St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai, the trek to the mountain's 2,285 meter (7,495 foot) summit is a highlight of ...  Read more

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Muscat’s most magnificent religious building and the only mosque in Oman to open its doors to tourists, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is one of the city’s ...  Read more

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