Category Archives: Middle East

The term “Middle East” was coined in the 19th century to refer to the transcontinental area between southwest Asia and North Africa. It was Eurocentric and commonly used by the Western World. Though certain groups may have different languages or religions, living in the Middle East means having a sense of culture and a type of cuisine that’s connected to those of others in the region. The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa). Cairo – is the capital of Egypt. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 16 countries in Middle East.

United Arab Emirates Road Network

The highways in the United Arab Emirates. An example of the very large-scale road infrastructure. According to wholevehicles, the United Arab Emirates has an extensive network of roads, especially around Dubai and Abu Dhabi there is an extensive network of highways that are often wide, with 2×4 to 2×6 lanes, occasionally up to 2×8 lanes.… Read More »

Turkey Road Network

Turkey ‘s otoyol. According to wholevehicles, Turkey has an extensive network of roads connecting all parts of the country. The road network is divided into highways (otoyollar), state roads (devlet yolları) and provincial roads (İl yolları). These roads together cover 65,000 kilometers. The network of fully-fledged motorways is relatively small, covering 3,503 kilometers as of… Read More »

Sabid Medina (World Heritage), Yemen

Sabid was the capital of Yemen from the 13th to the 15th centuries. The city has a fort, four city gates and houses decorated with stucco. The numerous mosques and religious schools include the Great Mosque and the ruins of the university, which for a long time played an important role in the Arab and… Read More »

Prehistoric Settlements and Tombs in Oman (World Heritage)

The remains of the Bronze Age settlements and necropolises date from the 3rd millennium BC. The necropolis of Al-Ain with its numerous beehive-shaped graves indicates that this area was once densely populated and played a major role in copper processing. Check clothingexpress for information about World Heritage Sites in Oman. Prehistoric Settlement and Tombs in Oman:… Read More »

Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt

Tourists, beware. If the name Sahl Hasheesh (“Green Valley”) doesn’t tell you anything, then you know absolutely nothing about the construction of a new world-class resort on the Red Sea. Many, many years ago, this area was called Isis – in honor of the patron goddess of witchcraft and magic. Isis was a major trading… Read More »

Bahla Fortress (World Heritage), Oman

The oasis town of Bahla, around 180 km southwest of Muscat, has one of the most remarkable fortresses on the Arabian Peninsula: the Hisn Tamah fortress, built in Omani clay architecture. Bahla itself was the capital of the Nabhani dynasty from the 12th to 17th centuries, which built the mighty fortress. The city is surrounded… Read More »

The United Yemen

Efforts to unify Yemen as a state initially failed due to ideological contradictions. An agreement concluded by the two states in 1972 on their merger was already denounced in 1973 by the Yemen Arab Republic. There were border conflicts and open hostilities (1970/1971, 1972, 1979, 1981/82). Unification negotiations in 1972 (basic agreement, renewed 1979), 1977,… Read More »

Transport in Istanbul, Turkey

Buses According to clothesbliss, buses are the most common, but also the most inconvenient form of urban transport. They are usually crowded, and during peak hours, riding with open doors and bunches of people on the running boards is common. To understand where and how the bus goes (signs on the sides inform about this),… Read More »

Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

The Sinai Peninsula is an absolutely unique and amazing place in every way. You can start at least with a geographical location: Sinai is the border between Asia and Africa, the peninsula itself is considered part of the Asian continent. Its nature is also unique – the mountainous and desert regions of Sinai are almost… Read More »

Saudi Arabia Road Network

Highway 65 in Riyadh. According to wholevehicles, Saudi Arabia does not have a dense road network. Outside the big cities, one quickly arrives at the inhospitable deserts where hardly anyone lives. The country has a number of long-distance highways, such as Highway 40 that runs from Jeddah through Makkah and Riyadh to Damman on the… Read More »

Qatar Road Network

Qatar’s highway network. A highway in Qatar is referred to as الطرق السريعة in Arabic and as an expressway in English. According to wholevehicles, Qatar’s road network is not very extensive, because almost all traffic flows in the capital Doha. There are approximately 250 kilometers of highway in Qatar. 130 kilometers of it form an… Read More »

Egypt Road Network

Main road network Egypt’s road network is relatively extensive in its densely populated areas, but large areas of the country are not served by roads, especially outside the Nile Valley and the coasts. There is about 31,000 kilometers of tarmac road. Two traditional north-south routes run along the Nile on both sides, but do not… Read More »

El Quseir, Egypt

This resort is unknown to the average tourist, but if the walls of your house are hung with testimonies of a real diver and photographs of the bewitching underwater world, planning your travel route in Egypt, in the very first lines you will definitely mark El Quseir, the holy of holies for diving enthusiasts. The… Read More »

Salalah, Oman

Salalah is the second largest city in Oman. It is considered the capital of the country’s southern region and is very distinctly different from Muscat. Here, guests of Oman have a great opportunity to study the life of local residents and see the history of Oman with their own eyes, having visited the archaeological excavations… Read More »

Shopping and Eating in Qatar

Shopping and stores In Doha, there are many modern malls with prices below Dubai, the most popular being Festival City Mall, City Center and Villagio. As a souvenir, we recommend purchasing high-quality textiles – clothes in the national style, tablecloths, towels, bed linen, as well as gold jewelry – the sample is often low, but… Read More »

Yemen History, Politics and Demographics

Yemen (Romanian pronunciation: /ˈjɛmen/; Arabic : اليَمَن al-Yaman), officially the Republic of Yemen ( Arabic : الجمهرويه اليمنية al-Jumhuuriyya al-Yamaniyya) is a country in the Middle East located in the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia. With a population of approximately 23,580,000, Yemen is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the… Read More »

Algeria Road Network

According to wholevehicles, Algeria has a fairly dense road network in the north of the country. There are hardly any roads in the center and south of the country, and almost no paved roads at all. Algeria has one of the largest highway networks in Africa. Motorways Motorways in Algeria A1 – Autoroute Est-Ouest •… Read More »

Oman Road Network

Expressways and dual carriageways in Oman. According to wholevehicles, Oman’s road network is fairly developed, but not very dense. The highest degree of development is found along the north coast, which is somewhat urbanized. There are approximately 30,000 kilometers of paved road. There is a through highway along the north coast from Muscat to the… Read More »

Israel Road Network

According to wholevehicles, Israel has a good and extensive road network, which is considerably better developed than in neighboring countries. Motorways The Kessem Interchange between Route 5 and Route 6 at Petah Tikva. The highway network is relatively limited, and is mainly located around Tel Aviv and central Israel. Route 1 is the highway from… Read More »

Iran Road Network

According to wholevehicles, Iran has a fairly well-developed road network, especially in and between major cities. The capital Tehran in particular has a large highway network, and there are also interurban highways in that region. There is no national highway network. Due to the desolation of large parts of the country, the road network is… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Avsallar, Turkey

The climate of Avsallar The town of Avsallar is about two hours travel time from the international airport of Antalya. Like most other villages between Side and Alanya, Avsallar has also been increasingly transformed into a tourist resort. The hotels are mostly located south of the busy main road D-400, which connects Antalya and Alanya.… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Antalya, Turkey

The climate of Antalya According to, Antalya is a large city on the Turkish Riviera. According to visitors, this is one of the more beautiful cities you can visit on the long Turkish coast. The old town, also called Kaleici, is completely car-free. This is where most shops and restaurants can be found. Antalya… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Setif, Algeria

The climate of Setif According to shopareview, Setif is a large city with more than two hundred thousand inhabitants in northwestern Algeria. It is a place that has been inhabited since ancient times, but it was the Romans who founded the first settlement there in the first century AD. In the fifth century this settlement… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Giza, Egypt

The climate of Giza According to shopareview, Giza is one of the main tourist destinations in Egypt and is located on the Nile, in the north of Egypt. Giza is a suburb of Cairo and is known for its huge pyramids and the Sphinx. Everyone knows the image of the enormous structures in the desert.… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Tiberias, Israel

The climate of Tiberias According to shopareview, Tiberias is located on the Sea of ​​Galilee. Tiberias was founded by the Romans and was named after the then emperor Tiberius. The population of Tiberias is largely Jewish. This has always been the case, although other population groups also live there. Tiberias has some warm springs to… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Al Ruwais, Qatar

The climate of Al Ruwais According to shopareview, the location on the Arabian Peninsula means that you have to deal with a warm desert climate in Al Ruwais. Within the widely used Köppen climate system, this is referred to as a warm desert climate. Since Al Ruwais is located on the peninsula that makes up… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Latakia, Syria

The climate of Latakia According to shopareview, Latakia is a large port city in western Syria on the Mediterranean Sea. Latakia is an old city, 2000 years BC this place was already inhabited. But in the fourth century BC the city is as it is today founded by the Seleucids. Latakia has been conquered and… Read More »