Middle East

The Middle East is a region in Western Asia, located between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The term "Middle East" was created by British military strategists in the 19th century, and definitions of it vary; it is not simply a geographical term, but also a Eurocentric political one, connoting that it separates Europe from the Far East.
Popular destinations: Istanbul, Dubai and Mecca

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Turkey is on the Mediterranean, in the Anatolian region of West Asia, with a small section in Southeastern Europe separated by the Turkish Straits from Asia.
Popular destinations: Istanbul, Trabzon and Ankara
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The Caucasus mountain range runs between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, largely following Russia's southernmost border.
Popular destinations: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan
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The State of Israel is a small yet diverse Middle Eastern country bordered by Egypt and the Gaza Strip to the southwest, by the West Bank and Jordan to the east, and by Syria and Lebanon to the north.
Popular destinations: Tel Aviv, Mitzpe Ramon and Haifa
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Iran is a large country between the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea.
Popular destinations: Tehran, Tabriz and Varzaneh
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The Palestinian territories consist of two physically separate entities, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in the Middle East.
Popular destinations: Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Gaza Strip
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The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates on the eastern side of the Arabian peninsula, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
Popular destinations: Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
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Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
Popular destinations: Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum
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The Middle East Sultanate of Oman is on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula.
Popular destinations: Muscat, Salalah and Musandam Peninsula
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The Republic of Lebanon is a small country within the Middle East region with its capital being Beirut.
Popular destinations: Beirut, Tripoli and Tyre
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Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey.
Popular destinations: Nicosia, Northern Cyprus and Nicosia
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Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula and has coastlines on the Persian Gulf and Red Sea.
Popular destinations: Mecca, Riyadh and Jeddah
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Syria was one of the larger states of the Middle East but is now in prospect of fragmentation.
Popular destinations: Damascus, Aleppo and Palmyra
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Qatar is a rich Arab state occupying a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf to the north of Saudi Arabia, east of Bahrain and west of the United Arab Emirates.
Popular destinations: Doha, Al Khor and Al Ruwais
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Iraq is a country in the Middle East. It lies at the north end of the Persian Gulf and has a small coastline in the southeast of the country.
Popular destinations: Baghdad, Arbil and Iraqi Kurdistan
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Yemen is on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, and sharing borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Popular destinations: Sana'a, Socotra and Aden
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