QUICK MIDDLE EAST FACTS
The most widely spoken languages in the Middle East are Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Berber and Kurdish.
Many countries in the Middle East are wealthy because they have large quantities of crude oil.
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth at around 420 meters below sea level.
The tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa building in the United Arab Emirates. It is 2,717 feet tall.
Dubai’s police force boast some pretty cool supercars, including a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti Veyron, Bentley and an Aston Martin!
The Saudi Arabian royal family is reportedly the richest royalty in the world, with £1.1trillion! There are, however, about 15,000 family members, so this wealth is spread out.
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Popular Destinations in Middle East
Israel: Israel is famous for many things, from the Dead Sea to the busy high-tech city of Tel Aviv and the historic appearance of places like Jerusalem and Haifa. It is also the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Popular museums, rebuilt neighbourhoods like the historic Port of Jaffa, Neve Tzedek, and the White City with Bauhaus-style buildings, as well as a young and diverse population, make Tel Aviv the ideal destination for tourists.
Jordan: A few reasons to visit Jordan include its stunning holy sites, ancient architecture, desert adventures, deep sea diving, local homestays, outstanding Jordanian foods, and the Red and Dead Sea. More than 100,000 tourist, religious, and archaeological sites can be found in Jordan; to name a few, Petra, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, and Jerash. Jordan is a wonderful getaway spot since it is full of culture and history.
Turkey: Turkey is well-known for an array of both oriental and European aspects, including the magnificent Hagia Sophia and traditional Turkish tea. Additionally well-known are its carpets, hammams, bazaars, travel hotspots like Cappadocia and Istanbul, and sweets like baklava and Turkish delight. Take hot air balloon rides in Cappadocia, or travel to Istanbul to see the Hagia Sophia or Blue Mosque.
United Arab Emirates: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is famous for its Grand Mosques, The Dubai Mall, oil, a lot of sand, oil, oases, date palms, sand, dune-bashing, falconry, pearl-hunting, robot jockey camel racing, and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Shawarma (UAE Doner kebab), beef, fish, and rice, as well as the unusual stuffed camel dish, are the nation’s staple foods. The number of landmarks in Dubai are a must-see because of its seven tallest structures, including the Burj Khalifa, the highest structure in the world, and spice markets.
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The Middle East is made up of approx 22 different countries; Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.