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Few places on earth provide more interesting settings than the Middle East. Tourists can visit the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Turkey, the religious sites of Israel, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, and the unsullied cultures of the southeast Arab Peninsula. For the hard-core adventurists, the war torn regions of Iraq and Afghanistan make galvanizing destinations.

If you are traveling to this region, you can find travel guides for each country or for the entire region. You may also want to browse our armchair reading section for books on international etiquette. You never want to offend the local inhabitants, particularly in this region of strict religious beliefs. Buy a Middle East guidebook and arrived prepared for an enjoyable visit.
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United Arab Emirates Marco Polo Cyprus Rother Walking Guide Istanbul and the Turkish Coast Moon Travel Guide
United Arab Emirates
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Experience all the attractions of the UAE with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with ‘Best Of’ recommendations. You'll find fabulous hotels, restaurants and nightlife venues, plus information about the latest trends, festivals and events, sports and activities and travelling with children; there are also tips for shopping and getting by on a low budget. Further sections include: Travel Tips, Food & Drink, Links, Blogs, Apps & more and index; useful too is the ‘Perfect Route' section and the handy pull-out map supplied in addition to the Road Atlas inside. Cyprus is not only famous for its cultural heritage and 9000 year old past – Aphrodite’s Island is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the eastern Mediterranean. The centre of the island is dominated by the Troodos mountain measuring some 2000 m in height, which despite its considerable altitude is more reminiscent of European low mountains, due to its softly rounded and forested peak.
This Rother hiking guide proposes 50 routes mostly ranging from easy to medium level. Next to mountain tours, it also includes a selection of coastal paths along bizarre cliffs and adventurous ravine tours. Forest paths and nature trails lead through aromatic cedar woods, silent valleys and to remote Byzantine churches and monasteries. Classic spring tours are those which take visitors across the peninsula of Akamas, when colourful carpets of flowers and orchids blossoming by the wayside unveil their typical Mediterranean charm.
Moon handbooks give you the tools to make your own choices, with can't miss sights, activities, restaurants and accommodations. Suggestions on how to plan a trip that's perfect for you, including the best of Istanbul and the Turkish Coast, Turkish delight, top 10 best beaches, diving discoveries, following Alexander the Great, the seven churches of the revelation. 27 detailed and easy-to-use maps. The firsthand experience and unique perspective of author Jessica Tamturk.
Iran Lonely Planet Egypt Lonely Planet Guide Book Eastern Turkey Bradt Travel Guide
Iran
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Egypt
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Eastern Turkey
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If travel is most rewarding when it surprises, then Iran might be the most rewarding destination on Earth. If you fancy travelling somewhere neither East nor West, and exotic and fascinating, read on... Pyramids, ancient temples, camels: everything you've seen on the postcards is true. But the full picture of Egypt includes beautiful beaches, the megacity of Cairo and the Egyptian people themselves. Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Cairo, Cairo Outskirts & the Delta, Nile Valley: Beni Suef to Qena, Nile Valley: Luxor, Nile Valley: Esna to Abu Simbel, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai, Understanding and Survival chapters. Turkey is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations and yet the rugged plateaus stretching east from Istanbul are rarely explored.
Oman Bradt Travel Guide Iran Bradt Travel Guide Jordan Travel Guide & Map. Includes planning chapters, Amman, Jerash, Irbid, the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Highway, Madaba, the King's Highway, Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, the Desert highway, Azraq, the Eastern Desert Highway, Understand and Survival chapters.
Oman
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Iran
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Jordan Travel Guide & Map
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The Bradt guide to Oman includes exploring the 'land of the frankincense' in Dhofar. This guide also provides information on the caves, tombs, and ruined cities in Oman. Also included in this guide is the art of wadi-bashing, the best areas to watch turtles nesting, and the places to go for the most rewarding shopping experience. Information about the best sightseeing in the capital can be found in detail throughout this guide. As well there is information about the capital and information to help the reader learn Arabic for their trip to Oman. Bradt's Iran has both a cultural and historical focus. It not only covers world-famous sites such as Persepolis, but also delves into the lesser-known monuments and little-recognised figures of this vast and ancient land. Additionally, the guide covers clothing conundrums and taboos, including the intricacies of when and how to remove your shoes. It suggests what to eat and where to shop, including more serene alternatives to the country's boisterous bazaars. Great though they are, the world-class spectacles at Petra, Jerash and Rum are matched by Jordan’s lesser-known delights: tea sipped with the Bedouin, a profusion of flowers in the Spring. Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Amman, Jerash, Irbid, the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Highway, Madaba, the King's Highway, Petra, Aqaba, Wadi Rum, the Desert highway, Azraq, the Eastern Desert Highway, Understand and Survival chapters.
Istanbul Turkey Travel Guide Book Maps. Coverage includes Sultanahmet, Bazaar District, Western Districts, Beyoglu, Besiktas, Ortakoy, Kurucesme, Kadıkoy and more. Convenient pull out Istanbul map with over 35 colour maps. Shop in the colorful and chaot Middle East Lonely Planet Israel & Palestine Travel Guide Book. Coverage includes Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, the North Coast, Lower Galilee, Sea of Galilee, Upper Galilee, Golan, West Bank, The Dead Sea, The Negev, The Gaza Strip, Petra (Jordan), Sinai (Egypt), Understand and Sur
Middle East
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This magical meeting place of East and West has more top-drawer attractions than it has minarets (and that’s a lot). Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Istanbul, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. Lonely Planet Istanbul is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Shop in the colourful and chaotic bazaars, visit the majestic Aya Sofya basilica; or take a ferry to the Black Sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Istanbul and begin your journey now! The Middle East is one of history�s grand epics - a cradle of civilisations and a beautiful, complicated land that�s home to some of the most hospitable people on the planet. Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Understand and Survival chapters. At the intersection of Asia, Europe and Africa – both geographically and culturally – Israel and the Palestinian Territories have been a meeting place of cultures, empires and religions since history began.
Turkey Lonely Planet Guide Book Southeastern Europe Lonely Planet Travel Guide Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula Lonely Planet - Discover Arabia's diverse attractions with this comprehensive guide to the Peninsula. Dive for Bahraini pearls, haggle for treasures in Dubai's Gold Souq, explore Oman's wilderness.
Turkey
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Southeastern Europe
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From stunning beaches and jaw-dropping monuments, to mouth-watering cuisine and friendly locals, Turkey offers the visitor a wonderful range of unmissable experiences. This guide includes planning chapters, İstanbul, Thrace, Marmara, İzmir, the North Aegean, Ephesus, Bodrum, the South Aegean, Western Anatolia, Antalya, the Turquoise Coast, Eastern Mediterranean, Ankara, Central Anatolia, Cappadocia, Black Sea Coast, Northeastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia, Understand and Survival Guide.

Europe’s sea- and sun-blessed southeast is ripe for adventure. Explore epic Greek remains, sophisticated Croatian resorts, Turkish spice bazaars, the wild forests of Romania and medieval towns in Montenegro.

  • Inspirational images, author recommendations and the best of local knowledge
  • Planning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip
  • Local secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip unique
  • PLUS in-depth info on the history and culture of each country in the region

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Albania, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Survival Guide.

The spectacular emptiness of the Arabian landscape provides a blank canvas upon which is projected a riot of cultural, religious, intellectual and trading wonders.