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Questions tagged [middle-east]

Region that encompasses Western Asia and North Africa. It is often used as a synonym for Near East.

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How safe is it to go to Baghdad? [closed]

How safe is it to go to current day Baghdad as a tall American white dude who speaks only English? Safe in terms of bodily harm, abduction and/or robbery. Can I roam around in tourist areas of ...
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risk of flooding in petra in november

My tentative plans have me in Egypt from November 12 - November 23. I was thinking it could be cool to visit Petra before hand. Maybe like November 9 - November 11 or some such. The concern I have ...
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Would it be disrespectful for a Westerner to wear a thawb in the Arabian peninsula?

When traveling to another country I like to try on their local dress, if one is still prevalent in the local culture. For example when traveling to Ukraine I sometimes put on my Vyshivanka, in Central ...
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Directs flights from Oman to Southern Iran

I will be travelling to Oman this summer. I researched ways of getting to Southern Iran (Bandar Abbas, Qeshm, Kish) from there and found out that supposedly, there is (or used to be?) Kish Airline ...
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Flight leaves from Cairo to Dubai just after midnight, but getting in from Saudi Arabia on non-connecting flight the same day

We are traveling roundtrip from the US to Cairo through Dubai (on Emirates), but during the latter part of our stay in Egypt we're flying over to Saudi Arabia for a few days (going in to Jeddah and ...
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Sandals for dry hot climate like in Doha, Dubai etc

I usually wear shoes, but sometimes, especially morning and evening short walks, I prefer sandals. What I noticed is that if I keep the sandals out, it bends and deforms. What kind of sandals I ...
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Jordan double border crossing?

We will soon be flying into Jordan (from Canada). During our 2 weeks there, we will cross into the West Bank (Palestine/Israel). We will then go back into Jordan for our return flight. Should we buy ...
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Which countries apply “electronic ban”?

Some time ago US and following that UK announced that tablets, laptops and similar electronic devices are forbidden in incoming flights from a vast array of countries as well. So are there only two ...
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Does the laptop ban in cabin luggage from Middle Eastern airports impact connecting flights?

This is a follow up to this question which discusses the ban on medium to large size portable electronic devices. If I'm flying an itinerary into the US where I need to transit via one of the ...
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Why cost of flights from canada to middle east equals to flight from canada to west europe? [duplicate]

So when I search for best flights from Vancouver to Tehran, I get prices around 1150 CAD for a round trip via Lufthansa which has a stop in either Frankfurt or Munich. Now if I search for the flights ...
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Can the history of travelling to middle east (Iran) hinder you traveling to EU again in the future?

Some Islamic countries in the middle east has got a long history of trying relationship with the west, and with terrorist attack of ISIS being a real threat to the world, would travelling to middle ...
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Definitive list of countries where a head scarf is required for woman [closed]

Having travelled extensively throughout my life it has only become recently in adulthood that there are certain customs to which you must abide by when travelling in or through certain countries. The ...
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Misunderstood body language in Middle East?

I'm planning on traveling to the Middle East soon, and I'm wondering if any of the countries in the Middle East change the meanings of regular "universal" body language. "Universal" body language ...
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“No nudity” signs in changing rooms in Doha?

The changing rooms for the gym and pool at the Doha hotel I'm currently in has a sign up saying Please respect local customs, and avoid nudity whilst using this changing room However, it's laid ...
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About Dubai, hotel as an unmarried couple but with a twist [duplicate]

Alright, so everything is already booked, hotel, plane tickets etc, we're both aware of the laws and such regarding behaviour and living in the same hotel as an unmarried couple. My girlfriend was ...
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Finding job on Visit visa [closed]

Can Indian Citizens find job in the middlle east or schengen Countries on Visit visa/Tourist visa? Is it permissible or not?
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Precautions when travelling to Middle East (DXB,SHJ) w.r.t PC and Kindle contents?

My memory may be incorrect, but UAE and neighboring countries are quite strict on censorship and from what I remember, even things such as Orkut were blocked and large chunks of magazines blacked out ...
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Can I be refused entry due to my place of birth?

Usually entry requirements are based on country of citizenship, but is it at all possible to be denied entry if you were born in a country in conflict with your travel destination ? This is a ...
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Is there any list of countries I should not visit if I want to go to the US?

I have heard that if I have been to some countries I might be refused entry to the US. I'm planning to travel (vacation) a bit in the Middle East; that will include Iran, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman and ...
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Travel implications when going to Muslim countries after a visit to Israel

I would like to visit Israel, but I have heard that if you visit some Muslim countries, they won't let you in, and visa versa. Does it depend on which Muslim countries? I imagine there would be ...
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Which place in Middle East are these photos taken from?

I haven't seen this place yet.. can anyone tell me where this is? Seems beautiful and worth visiting
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Is there any restriction/limitation against female passengers who travel to the Arab countries of the middle east by these countries?

I was searching for visa rules of some Arab countries in the middle east which may limit or prohibit women (in relation to marital situation, age, male accompaniment, etc) to travel to their countries....
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Are Japanese women visiting middle eastern countries at risk of being seen as “easy”? [closed]

I've heard that in some (but not all!) areas in the middle east, there's a stereotype held by some (but not all!) that western women are easy. From The Arab myth of western women by Khaled Diab: In ...
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Is it possible to hire a tour guy through Iraq with a film crew for a documentary film on Iraq ancient history?

We have three people working on a film in Iraq. We would like to do it with a guide. We have 2 cameras for est. $6000 each, which is a safety concern. We plan to make shots in bigger cities but ...
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Should I cover up my tattoo when visiting the Middle East?

I stumbled upon a question on blending in in Egypt, in which one user warns that Egyptians regard tattooed people as criminals or foreigners. How big of a problem will tattoos be for a regular ...
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Recreating Paul's missionary trips (from The Bible) / itinerary optimization and visas

I would like to go on Paul's missionary trips on a tour of the Near East (I'm a US citizen). However, I am not sure what visas are needed (and will likely have to avoid Syrian Antioch, seeing that ...
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Buying cheap flights in Jordan [closed]

It is known that throughout Southeast Asia, tickets are fairly cheap (so, when you buy them on location, from €30/$30 from one Southeast Asian country to another). Does this also count for the ...
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Does the term “middle east” cover a certain set of countries? Could I be misunderstood when using it?

This, to me strange, topic has come up a few times lately, usually about Iran not being a middle eastern country. In fact it just came up in the chat room but pretty regularly when chatting to people ...
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Land-based travel in the Middle East

I'm half juggling the thought of a few weeks in the Middle East (I need to collect a 'Y' and an 'O' for my country alphabet). I've looked at flights that may go into Dubai or Qatar from NZ, and then ...
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Do self-contained luxury resorts exist in the desert in North Africa or the Middle East?

I want to take my two elderly parents on a once-in-a-lifetime trip abroad. They have never left the UK in the past so it's very important that wherever we visit feels very different from the UK in ...
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Are some parts of Iraq currently possible to visit for the brave, adventurous, and open-minded traveller?

OK I know Iraq is utterly totally off the vast majority of people's itineraries for the immediate future. But I am pretty sure I have heard of some extreme adventurous types going there and following ...
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Is it safe to travel to Socotra, Yemen?

I have been wanting to travel to Socotra, Yemen to see the dragonblood trees and bizarrely beautiful landscapes for a while now, but given the current instability in the rest of Yemen, is it advisable?...