Jordan

If you’re swept away by the romance of a thousand and one Arabian Nights or fascinated by the history of Lawrence of Arabia, the Middle East can offer you so many charms. You can shop endlessly for treasures in the souks or while away the afternoon drinking tea and smoking nargila in the lands known as the “cradle of civilization”. You can absolutely exhaust yourself studying Arabic ancient history, or lose yourself in the modern day Middle East.

Although nine tenths of the kingdom are made up desert, it truly is a place of diversity and is great for more rugged adventure travel, though some extremely luxurious spas and resorts are springing up around the Dead Sea.

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