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Middle East

What does the Middle East mean for each of us? Even the youngest one have already found the answer to this question! The Middle East is a fairytale with killing fragrance and delicious sweets. It is the heaven-sent oasis in the very mid of the desert. It is the brightest nights, infatuation and an endless sea of colorful remembrances. The word-combination “the Middle East” is used for determination of the region between the Europe and Pakistan in the Western Asia. People often can’t tell apart the Middle East and the Near East. Well, today the term “the Middle East” is mainly used for designation of the altogether of all those countries, that earlier were divided into two separate region. Thus, the Middle East includes 17 Asian countries with Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Israel and the others being the most popular Middle East cruises destinations. The Middle East history began many millenniums ago – in the ancient world. Its territory was inhabited by the great world’s earliest civilizations of Sumerians, Egyptians, Assyrians, etc. This region went through the cruel wars, ups and downs and through the mighty Neo Assyrian, Roman and Byzantine Empires. It was kept underfoot by the Mongols and Turks, the Ottoman and British Empires. The Middle East has always been the apple of discord because of its strategic, cultural and economical importance. And the real prosperity of the region began in the XX century when the Middle East began the dynamic exploitations of its oil and gas deposits. Today’s Middle East is characterized by a big variety of ethnic groups, languages and religions. You’ll meet here Arabs and Turks, Persians and Kurds and many other ethnics. The most widely spoken languages are the Arabic and its dialects. The biggest part of population preaches Islam, although the Middle East countries became home for a great amount of Christians and Jews. Arid climate is predominant for the Middle East, which has many deserts and prairies. Humidity appears a little higher on the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Caspian Sea sides, in the south-west of the Arabian Peninsula and in some upland. The temperature can reach up to 45 °C in summer and be around 20 °C in winter. Although, the weather conditions in different regions may vary. The Middle East can pardonably be considered one from the most popular cruise destinations. Ancient history, amazing cultures, killing antiquities and endless heavenly beaches attract tourists looking for intriguing and inspiring vacations. Various Egypt cruises will plunge you into the Cleopatra’s and Nefertiti’s world of mysterious Pyramids, awesome mummies and other ancient artifacts. Choose the Dubai cruise – and you will get an opportunity to lay your eyes on incredible sights from the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. You can swim with the dolphins or ride the camels, visit famous Bedouin markets or find the fabulous oasis in the desert – all your dreams will come true thanks to numerous UAE cruises. Great deserts and mountain ranges, wonderful architecture and admirable cuisine – here you will find a breathtaking combination of history and modernity, the union between nature and humanity. Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, UAE and Dubai cruises prepared plenty of unforgettable excursions and exciting activities for their dear guests. This land is ready to show you the real eastern love. Be sure – your Middle East cruise will stick to your memory once for all.
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