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A Tourist in the Middle East: Do’s and Don’ts

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Traveling is a chance to explore the world, learn new things about other people and yourself. But as you explore new destinations, it is important to understand that you’ve come a long way away from home. The Middle East is an interesting region that covers countries in North Africa and Arabia. It is the home of cultures and religions and is an intriguing traveling destination. However, visiting this region is different from traveling to other destinations in Europe and Asia. Here are some things that you need to take into consideration before booking your flight ticket.

  • Study the country you are visiting. Spending time in the UAE is not like visiting Egypt or Morocco. You need to spend some time to learn about the cultural differences and rules in every country to avoid getting into trouble.
  • Book your accommodation. Countries in the Middle East are not that tolerant of backpackers who roam the streets all day and night. You need to make sure that you’ve got a place to stay.
  • Get acquainted with some of the locals. This is a great way to find your way through the country. Some locals might charge you a bit higher for favors, but it is totally worth it.
  • If possible, try to learn the language. Arabic is the official language in the Middle East but every country has its own dialect. You can learn a few words that can help you get around on your own.
  • Understand the cultural rules. Most of these countries are quite conservative when it comes to clothing, drinking and sexual relationships. It is best to ask a local of what is considered acceptable.

Now that you’ve got this figured out, it is time to pack your bag. Explore the world and taste the magic.

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