Arab world is filled up with plenty of tourist destinations to explore. Middle East countries allure its tourists with their steeped in marvelous environment and having splendid architectural buildings and monuments. You can also find souks and medinas in Arab world along with the breathtaking beauty of the exotic landscapes. Arab world has charm and beauty of its which cannot be compared with other places. Cities of Arab world are visited widely across the globe by plenty of visitors some for vacation while some for business. Some of the most visited cities include Mecca, Cairo, Dubai and Istanbul. Here are some of the most visited cities in Arab world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is considered to be the shopping capital and hence it attracts plenty of visitors every year. People across the globe visit Dubai and have nothing but praises in their mouth when they get back. One of the most visited places in Dubai is Dubai mall. It is huge commercial center where in there are 1200 shops and a beautiful overwhelming aquarium which is nested at the foot of the tallest tower in the world which is Burj khalifa. Visiting burj khalifa is an experience in its own. 42% of the tourist comes to this beautiful city closer to the dessert for having beach tourism. In the year 2015, Dubai recorded approximately more than eleven million foreign visitors and it aims at making it double till the year 2020.
Abu Dahbi, United Arab Emirates
Again it is located in the state of United Arab Emirates; the city of abu dahbi which is also the federal capital of this state welcomes plenty of visitors. The main thing which visitors love about this place is its calm and serene public gardens. Some of the activities which Arab world’s people are fond of is race of camels, growing date palm, breeding of purebred, falconry, henna decorations and such others. These are some of the guarded traditions of Arab world’s people. Some of the other attractions which snatch the people across the globe to Abu Dahbi are natural beautiful island with beaches having fine sand, Ferrari world and Yas water world and amusement parks. These are some of tourist trump of the Abu Dahbi city of Arab world. In the year 2014, Abu dahbi has visitors of 3.5 million.
One of the greatest cities of Arab world, Cairo has 11 million visitors in the year 2014. The cultural heritage and the legendary archaeological sites are the major things which fascinate the people across the world towards this Arab world. You can visit the pyramids of Giza, the Memphis, Sakkara tour and the Sphinx. You can also have a visit at the Egyptian museum and khan el-Khalili souk. Apart from Cairo, another city which is very much appreciated and must be visited in Arab world and specifically while visiting Egypt is Sharm el Sheikh.
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
This gorgeous city is undoubtedly the capital city of the religious tourism of whole Saudi Arabia and not only is that it capital of all the Muslim countries of the world. It is said that each Muslim must do Hajj once in their lifetime. It is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is the guardian of holy places which remains strong among the most visited places by religious visitors worldwide. Mecca is a host to approximately 9 million pilgrims in the year 2015.
Casablanca is considered to be the largest city in the whole Maghreb and the fourth largest in the whole Africa. It has economic dynamism which makes it one of the highlight cities for business tourism in the whole Arab world. The city contains some marvels like some building structures from 1930’s, the old and prestigious medina and also the picturesque alleys. It is also found in Casablanca the Hassan 2 mosque which is the largest in whole North Africa and is one of the most beautiful by its luxury and excess.
Ryadh, Saudi Arabia
We are back to Saudi Arabia, the capital of this marvelous country and also the official residence of the king. Ryadh is a modern city and it is characterized by its famous picturesque avenues and its drop down gorgeous glass buildings. It is considered to be a very famous spot for the tourist who would love to roam in the city by a taxi or even rent a car for visiting the masmak fortress, which is the main palace of the Saad bin saud, kingdom tower, Faisaliah tower or the national museum of the city.
Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and it attracts many of the visitors to its place despite of the fact that the civil war has destroyed the whole city to a great level. It is among one of the prestigious tourist place in the whole Arab world that too with its distinct confession sites like catholic churches, mosques and orthodox churches. There are also ultra-chic boutiques, shops, gastronomy and traditional bazaars. While visiting Arab world, you must have a look at this city as it is worth visiting.
Amman, the capital city of Jordan is located at the deserts gate and it is full of history of 9000 years which is way long period of time to explore it. This long history makes this place of Arab world even more interesting to visit and spend your valuable time at. This city is among the top ranks among the most visited cities from the Middle East countries. This city bravely crossed its time and now it hosts the witnesses all successive eras. It is home to beautiful towers and fortresses, ancient theatres, old and famous districts, the ancient mosque of the king Abdullah and jabal el-Qal a citadel. The sites around Jordan keep on entertaining and amazing tourists from all across the globe. It is one of the most prominent cities of Arab world which should definitely be visited.