The concept of the Middle East region broadly refers to the countries situated in Western Asia and North Africa and in between. The Middle East is known for its hot and arid climate, and abundance of oil, which has contributed to the economic progress of the region and has made many of these countries very rich.
Tourism in the Middle East
As the cradle of the three major world religions, the Middle East has many ties to ancient history. While Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem in Israel, and places in Jordan attract pilgrims from all over the world, modern cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Muscat, and Doha hold an atmosphere of sophistication for other tourists.
Last Updated on: November 05, 2012
|Kuwait||Kuwait City||17,820 km²||2,818,042|
|Saudi Arabia||Riyadh||2,150,000 km²||28,082,541|
|United Arab Emirates||Abu Dhabi||83,600 km²||7,890,924|