Muslim places to visit in the Middle East

Muslim places to visit in the Middle East by North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

The Middle East is a truly remarkable part of the world, full of great extremes that are rarely seen elsewhere. From the high-end luxury of cities like Dubai to the thousands of years of history to be seen in Egypt to traditional local markets and breathtakingly beautiful scenery, the region really does offer something for everyone.

When there are so many places to visit, it can be hard to pick out where to go when you are looking to travel to the region. Of course, the nature of your visit will have some level of impact on your itinerary – those with a fixed schedule or limited time will understandably have far less freedom than those exploring multiple countries and cities within the area.

To help you out and give you some guidance, here are some of the best Muslim places to visit in the Middle East. Unmissable attractions and awe-inspiring natural landscapes – add them to your itinerary and make sure that you don’t miss out!

Muslim places to visit in the Middle East by North Carolina Travel Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Dubai, UAE

Dubai is such a unique city that it is almost impossible to pick out one must-see attraction within its borders. Mixing sleek, modern architecture and luxurious ideology with history and traditional local culture, the old and the new blend together in Dubai like nowhere else. Make sure not to miss the dizzying heights of the Burj Khalifa and the astounding man-made Palm Islands. For something a little different, spend a day along the Dubai Creek, exploring the markets and souks and taking a trip on the water.

Kuwait City, Kuwait

For something a little different, head out and experience some realistic local culture in Kuwait City. Unique for rejecting the showy displays of wealth typical of certain other oil-rich countries in the region, Kuwait City is perfect for those in search of the authentic Middle Eastern lifestyle. Don’t miss the famous Kuwait Towers – their distinctive design makes them ideal for those holiday snapshots!

Hurghada, Egypt

Escape the hustle and bustle of Cairo and the popular tourist hotspot at the Pyramids, and instead head to the Red Sea Coast and the resort of Hurghada. Boasting crystal clear waters, coral reefs and plenty of opportunities for water sports like windsurfing, diving, and snorkeling, this is the perfect destination for the beach lover.

Mada’in Saleh, Saudi Arabia

Far from the usual tourist trail, the fascinating rock tombs of Mada’in Saleh lie in the far north of Saudi Arabia. Featuring an astounding 131 impressive tombs cut into the characteristic red sandstone outcrops, this really is a spectacle to behold.

Petra, Jordan

The ‘Lost City’ of Petra is a UNESCO designated world heritage site and one of the new seven wonders of the world. Although it is often busy with tourists, the once-lost city in the canyon really is a remarkable sight that should be seen first-hand. There are also plenty of other remarkable temples, tombs, and buildings built into the cliff face and adorning the hilltop above.

Syria, Damascus

Of course, it is worth keeping in mind that many areas of the Middle East are facing significant issues of their own. As the region’s population is mainly Muslim, many people will participate in religious duties such as the offering of charity and zakat to those in need. Conflict-ridden places such as Syria urgently need charity donations and support. It is important to remember to help those less fortunate than ourselves when we are in a position to do so – it is our duty to help as many people as we can to seek the pleasure of Allah SWT. 

When you are out and about traveling, it is important to respect local customs, traditions, and religion, even if you don’t observe the same faith yourself. Wherever you plan to travel to, make sure to save yourself plenty of time to explore the immediate area, sampling local cuisine, helping those in need and visiting the best sights and attractions that the Middle East has to offer!

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