We all know the saying, “You can do it anywhere, anytime,” but for many travelers, it may not always be the case.
Travelers in some parts of the world may not have a choice when it comes to their destination.
But the travel industry is full of options.
In the Middle Eastern world, some of the most popular destinations are hidden gems.
We spoke with travel writer, travel blogger, and traveler Samir Khan about some of them.
The travel industry has a long history of finding new ways to expand its appeal to a global audience.
In fact, in 2017, the world’s travel industry was worth $4.9 trillion.
Here are the top 10 countries that travelers in the Middle-East and Africa should definitely check out.
Jordan, Jordan This Jordan-based kingdom has some of Jordan’s most beautiful mountains.
The capital is Amman and the country is famous for its ancient city of Makkah.
It’s known for its traditional camel racing and the ancient tradition of camel riding.
The kingdom has its own unique way of life.
The monarchy is deeply religious and many religious ceremonies take place on a regular basis.
Egypt The capital of Egypt, Cairo, is a popular destination for foreign tourists.
In addition to the city, the country has the world famous Grand Mosque and other cultural institutions.
The country has been ruled by a strong monarchy for almost three centuries and is known for having one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
United Arab Emirates This UAE-based nation is famous both for its rich cultural heritage and its unique cuisine.
It has the largest Arab-Muslim population in the region and hosts some of Egypt’s most famous attractions.
It is known as the most beautiful country in the Arab world, and it hosts some popular festivals such as the Red Sea Festival, the Arab Carnival, and the Arab Music Festival.
Algeria, Algeria Algeria is an Algerian island nation located on the Mediterranean coast.
Algeria has been home to the Algiers region since the French colonial period.
The nation has a rich history of colonialism, and its government was the first to impose its harsh rule on Algerians in the 18th century.
The Algerian people have been known for their love of dancing and for producing some of Algeria’s most iconic and influential singers.
Saudi Arabia The birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia is a major oil exporter.
The Saudi monarchy has ruled the country for almost 150 years and is regarded as one of Islam’s most conservative countries.
Saudi culture is largely centered on traditional dress and religion, and many traditional foods are imported.
Kuwait The capital, Kuwait, is the country’s financial hub.
The wealthy Gulf Arab nation has been ranked among the world leaders in tourism in recent years and it’s considered a “safe haven” for those in need.
In recent years, the Kuwaiti capital has been hit by a devastating natural disaster that killed more than 30,000 people.
Jordan The capital and most populous Arab nation in the area of modern-day Jordan.
The landlocked country is home to a number of national parks and the World Heritage Site of Petra.
The Kingdom has one of its largest cities and a reputation for the most magnificent ancient architecture.
Bahrain The capital city of Bahrain, the capital of the Persian Gulf region, is also home to many of the countrys top attractions.
The island nation is known around the world for its lush beaches and is the most populous of the Kingdoms Gulf Arab neighbors.
The city of Manama is famous as a major international airport and a major city for the Persian gulf.
Kuwait, Kuwait The kingdom’s second largest city, Kuwait has been a mainstay of the international tourist industry for decades.
In 2018, Kuwait’s tourism industry was estimated to be worth $5.4 trillion.
Qatar Qatar has a reputation as the world headquarters for luxury travel and has recently made a name for itself as a luxury resort destination.
The Gulf Arab country has long been the home of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional body that promotes regional cooperation in the areas of energy, finance, security, trade, education, and infrastructure.