Here, the modern metropolises of the Emirates contrast with ancient cities such as Petra and Jerash, and the traditional Bedouin way of life in the desert. Experience a rapidly growing new world in modern Dubai, explore bustling souks, or escape to Oman’s endless golden beaches. The Middle East provides a stark contrast between the modern cities of the Emirates, such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the traditional Bedouin way of life out in the desert. Oman’s wadis are lush oases in the middle of the arid desert, whilst beautiful Muscat lies between the mountains and the Arabian Sea. The Middle East also boasts the cities of ancient civilisations such as Jordan’s fascinating rock-carved city of Petra, and the Roman ruins of Jerash. A fascinating place to visit, and great for those who seek a sunshine guarantee at almost any time of year.