The Middle East is a world region in Western Asia and North-eastern Africa. The term was created by British military strategists in the 19th century, and definitions of the Middle East vary; it is not simply a geographical term, but also a political one, connoting that it separates Europe ("the West") from the Far East, and the traditional trade route of choice between these two extremes.
As one of the wellsprings of human civilisation in the ancient and medieval worlds, the birthplace of severa...
Kruger National Park is one of the largest, most famous and most-visited parks in all of Africa. Located in the northeastern corner of South Africa, it forms the border between South Africa and Mozambique. Kruger is also one of the most developed national parks in terms of tourism infrastructure, and it offers the full gamut of lodging options, from very basic accommodation up t
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mam
Nestled between the Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari is the new River Safari, Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park. Get up close and personal with over 5,000 aquatic and terrestrial creatures as you explore eight regions that are home to river-dwelling animals like the giant salamander and the giant river otter. Also, don’t miss the must-visit Giant Panda Forest, w
The Lost Chambers celebrate a world that is synonymous with Atlantis, the earth's oceans. The myth of the lost continent, Atlantis, comes alive within the passageways and tunnels of The Lost Chambers. This fascinating labyrinth containing artefacts offers uninterrupted underwater views into the boulevards of the ruins of Atlantis.
Meet the myth - Half-fish and half-lion, the iconic Merlion resides at the waterfront Merlion Park. The body symbolises Singapore's humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning 'sea town' in Old Javanese. Its head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or ‘lion city’ in Malay. Today, you can glimpse this legend at Merlion Park. Spouting w
Petra, the world wonder, is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value - as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.
One of Sentosa’s latest attractions, Port of Lost Wonder is Singapore’s first beachside kids’ club that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Divided into five main zones, Connection (home to the biggest water-play area in the country), Independence, Curiosity (a gardening area), Wonder and Simplicity, there’s an endless range of unforgettable family activities to look forward t
Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. Due to the city’s modern-day prosperity and temperate climate, almost half of Jordan’s population is concentrated in the Amman area. The people of Amman are multi-cultural, multi-denominational, well-
Singapore’s oldest garden is a treasure trove for plant lovers, or those who simply want to have a good time outdoors. Today, as well as being a favourite destination for recreation, the green space is also a leading centre for botanical and horticultural research. Highlights include The National Orchid Garden, which boasts the world’s largest orchid display, with over 60,000 pl
Dubai Dolphinarium is the only place in Dubai to see "The Live Dolphins and Seals Show". This event is full of extraordinary information about marine life mammals. We encourage the visitors to help us ensure the future protection of our marine ambassadors: the seals and the dolphins. Highly interactive and talented Bottlenose Dolphins, performing amazing displays and sequences b
Fragments of the past are revealed in and around this famous city of mosaics. Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly coloured local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta.
Amboseli National Park has an ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The local people are mainly Maasai. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants.Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and visit a Maasai village. The park also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highe
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise. The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird
Arusha is a great park those seeking outdoor activity. In addition to game drives there is also the option to do hikes, canoeing and mountain biking. Mount Meru receives a very small portion of visitors as most opt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. A wide-variety of animals can be found in Arusha National Park, from small colobus monkeys to giraffes, hippos and zebra. There are very
The Amman Citadel is a national historic site at the center of downtown Amman, Jordan; the L-shaped hill is one of the seven jabals that originally made up Amman. Evidence of occupation since the pottery Neolithic period has been found, making it among the world's oldest continuously inhabited places.The Amman Citadel is also the site of Jordan Archaeological Museum, which is h
Enjoy a slice of Tinseltown-laced Americana at Singapore's largest theme park, with seven different entertainment zones and 24 movie-related rides and attractions. The rides, shows, stores and photo-ops with huggable characters like Shrek and Kungfu Panda all make for an incredible day out. Regardless of age, this unique theme park in Asia is a must-visit.
Experience 360 degree sweeping views from the world's tallest tower (828 meter). The observation deck is on the level 124 (452 meter in height). At the Top, Burj Khalifa offers unparalleled vistas from the Gulf Coast to the Arabian Desert and beyond.
Mount Meru is one of Tanzania’s most beautiful volcanoes, and it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,5685m, the fifth highest in Africa.
The mountain is located within Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s gem. It is a great mountain to climb and offers spectacular scenery, including views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain is unspoilt and less congested as compared to i
Nature's living miracle, a place to rejuvenate and restore both body and soul. One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world, the Jordanian east coast of the Dead Sea has evolved into a major hub of both religious and health & wellness tourism in the region. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some
On the banks of the River Jordan; The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The Bethany area sites formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River, and Mount Nebo. The area is also asso
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is an exciting waterpark set across 15 hectares of Yas Island's entertainment complex, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi offers 43 rides, slides and attractions that will thrill the whole family. Its unique theme is based on an original story developed exclusively for the waterpark and pays tribute to the UAE's pearl diving heritage. Visitors will experience fun
The largest bird park in the world, Jurong Bird Park is a hillside haven for 5,000 birds across 400 stunning species. Highlights include the Waterfall Aviary, the world’s largest walk-in aviary with more than 600 free flying birds, penguin feeding and lory feeding experiences, where you’ll be able to feed countless colorful, friendly birds.
Singapore’s Night Safari was the first in the world to showcase wildlife in a nocturnal environment and has over 2,500 animals (more than 30 percent of which are threatened) roaming the compounds. Of note is their new Wallaby Trail, a multi-sensory experience highlighting the unique and exotic wildlife of the Australasian region such as the Bennett’s wallaby from Australia and t
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world's first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind. The Park offers more than 20 Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions, including a diverse array of rides for all ages and interests. Visitors will enter a stunning world where the Ferrari passion, excellence, performance and technical innovation come vibrantly to life.
On this tour experience the thrill of a roller coaster ride on the sand dunes. We stop on the highest sand dune to view the beautiful sunset, a great chance to take amazing photographs - so don't forget your camera! We then continue our journey to the Bedouin Campsite located in the heart of the Desert, where soft drinks, water, tea or coffee are available for you to choose from
Lake Manyara National Park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season.More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year. Because of this Lake Manyara National Park is a good spot for bird watching. Visitors to
Tarangire is the sixth-largest national park in Tanzania, and can easily be covered in two days. It is eponymously named by the river that runs through it, providing valuable water to resident animals during the dry season. In addition to elephants and lions, several other large animals can be seen here such as giraffe, leopard, buffalo, hyenas, wildebeest and zebra. In fact, f
A playground for all - Sentosa Island is Singapore’s favourite leisure destination with exciting attractions, golden beaches, luxe retreats and the country’s first integrated resort. Today, Sentosa is home to renowned golf courses, a yachting marina and luxurious residences, and is also a holiday destination for Singaporeans and tourists alike. Nature buffs, history fans, spa-go
Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level . Soaring above the rippling tea plantations and low hills of northeastern Tanzania, is Mt Kilimanjaro. Follow the less travele
Ski Dubai is the world's largest snow park, with real snow and amazing interactive features spread over an area of 3000 sqm. In view of the mall, the snow park offers tobogganing hills, a twin track bobsled ride, a snow ball throwing gallery and snow cavern filled with interactive experiences and amazing sights and sounds. It also has a large observation tower, offering a view o
Kilimanjaro National Park is a Tanzanian national park, located 300 kilometres south of the equator and in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania. A variety of animals can be found in the park. Above the timberline, the Kilimanjaro tree hyrax, the grey duiker, and rodents are frequently encountered. The bushbuck and red duiker appear above the timerline in places. Cape buffalo are found i
Hop aboard to awaken your senses as you gently cruise along the banks of historic Dubai Creek where the Al Falaj Dhow combines the best of culinary delights with stunning views of old and new Dubai. Feel the flip-flap of waves and the all-pervading romance as you soak up the cities bustling atmosphere from a distance.
It is one of the most-visited regions of Tanzania and is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. The crater is the world’s largest intact caldera. The crater floor has its own ecosystem and environment and it is not uncommon for the temperature to be significantly warmer on the crater floor than it is at the rim of the crater. At the base of the crater is a large so
A modern horticultural attraction, Gardens by the Bay features “Supertrees” that stretch up to 50 meters into the sky (great for stunning panoramic views), two giant domed conservatories with 226,000 plants, and plenty of gardens and beautiful green spaces for the whole family, and especially the young ones, to get in touch with nature and learn more about all sorts of flora and
Covering a wide range of topics related to science, technology and mathematics, Singapore Science Centre features over 850 interactive exhibits housed in 14 galleries which explain scientific principles and many of the world’s great mysteries. Another noteworthy draw is its IMAX theater, with a five-story domed screen.
A buzzing ethnic district - Little India is a buzzing historic area that shows off the best of Singapore’s Indian community from vibrant culture to incredible shopping. Little India today is one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts. As you walk down Serangoon Road and neighbouring streets, explore their mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches. Don’t forget to sh
Located next to the Night Safari, Singapore's “open concept” zoo set in a rainforest environment hosts over 2,800 specimens from over 300 species. Highlights include white tigers, elephants, orang utans and more recently, giant pandas. There are also features like a massive playground at Rainforest Kidzworld and the ever-popular horse carriage ride.
Launched in 2012, this leisure center is home to the stunning S.E.A. Aquarium™, the biggest oceanarium in the world. It features more than 800 species of marine animals such as manta rays and sharks. You’ll also find the Adventure Cove Waterpark™, which houses the Riptide Rocket thrill ride and lets you snorkel and get up close with 20,000 fish at the Rainbow Reef.
Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous parks in Africa and is certainly Tanzania’s most famous and visited park. Probably the biggest claim to fame for the Serengeti is its annual migration of herbivores. All year-round, over three million herbivores travel throughout the Serengeti, in a clockwise fashion, in search of the most lush and nutritious grasses. While the m
The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar : "Mara" an apt description for
If the heat’s getting too much for you, then head to Snow City for some nice cool weather. At the first indoor snow facility in Singapore, you can go skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding on an exhilarating 60-meter, three-story high slope in the five degree Celsius Snow Chamber.
Israel is a small yet diverse Middle Eastern country with a long coastline on the eastern Mediterranean Sea and a small window on the Red Sea at the Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba). Israel is bordered by Egypt and the Gaza Strip to the southwest, by Jordan to t...
Jordan is a country in the Middle East. Almost land-locked (save for a small 28 kilometer outlet on the Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba and a frontage on the Dead Sea), Jordan is bordered by Israel and the West Bank (Palestinian Territories) to the west,...
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. It has coastlines on the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia to the west and southwest, and ...