Countries in Middle East

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The Middle East is region that is the birthplace of three of the world's major religions, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. This is also the site of the convergence of 3 major tectonic plates, the African, Eurasian, and Arabian plates.


Israel is located at the fulcrum of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is one of the world's oldest centres of faith and civilisation. The State of Israel was established in 1948 but has long been considered ... READ MORE


Kuwait is an undulating desert plain bordering the Persian Gulf. Kuwait has 9 islands, but only Faylaka is inhabited. Visitors to Kuwait can look forward to an introduction to the world of the Middle ... READ MORE


Lebanon is a land full of charm and contradictions. Since the end of a devastating 16-year civil war, Lebanon has made progress toward rebuilding the nation. Beirut, the capital city that never sleeps ... READ MORE


Qatar, also known as the State of Qatar or locally Dawlat Qa?ar, is an Arab country, known officially as an emirate, in the Middle East, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast ... READ MORE

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates has 1,318 kilometres of coastline. The flat coastal plain merges into rolling sand dunes of the vast desert with mountains in east. The UAE boasts mountains, beaches, deserts, oas ... READ MORE

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