Middle East & Africa

Things to Do & Attractions in Middle East & Africa

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Walvis Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Located about 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay is home to some of this desert country’s most scenic lagoons, dunes, wetlands and ...  Read more

Burj Khalifa

4 star rating: Recommended 178 Reviews

Skyscrapers don’t get any taller than Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure on the planet. Soaring 2,717 feet (828 meters) high with more than 160 stories, the ...  Read more

Dubai Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 138 Reviews

Set inside the 1787 Al Fahidi Fort, the Dubai Museum opened in 1971 following the building's original use as protection against pirates and marauders. Today, ...  Read more

Castle of Good Hope

4 star rating: Recommended 118 Reviews

In the late 1600s, the Dutch East India Company constructed the Castle of Good Hope as a maritime resupply station, and over the years, it became the seat of ...  Read more

Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai)

4 star rating: Recommended 70 Reviews

The seawater Dubai Creek, flowing between Deira and Bur Dubai in the historic center of Dubai, is the reason for the city's very existence. When trade ...  Read more

Aquila Game Reserve

4 star rating: Recommended 67 Reviews

Combining the thrill of an African safari with a 4-star luxury vacation, the Aquila Game Reserve is a top adventure destination in the Cape Town area. You'll ...  Read more

Marrakech Souks

4 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

The souks (covered markets) of Marrakech form the teeming, bewildering sub-conscious of the city, a vast network of alleyways pierced periodically by shafts ...  Read more

Burj Al-Arab

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

The sail-like silhouette of the Burj Al-Arab has become a symbol of Dubai and all its opulence. Opened in 1999, the ultra luxury hotel boasts plenty of ...  Read more

Giftun Islands

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

The Giftun Islands are a popular excursion from Hurghada, offering snorkeling, diving, sunbathing and a welcome retreat from the mainland bustle. Offshore ...  Read more

Dubai Gold Souk

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Dubai’s internationally famous Gold Souk has its roots in the 1940s, when Indian and Iranian traders began setting up stalls in the area. Today, it’s one of ...  Read more

Apartheid Museum

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

The injustice, cruelty and day-to-day absurdities of white minority rule are impressively detailed in Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum. “Apartheid”, meaning ...  Read more

St Simeon Monastery

4 star rating: Recommended 5 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 3 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

Jumeirah Mosque

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 63 Reviews

Built from white sandstone and crowned with a central dome and two towering minarets, Jumeirah Mosque is Dubai's main place of worship and arguably its most ...  Read more

Western Wall

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Perhaps the most significant landmark of the Jewish people and symbol of the Old City of Jerusalem, the Western Wall (or the Wailing Wall) is the last ...  Read more

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