A region that spans Western Asia and North-Eastern Africa, the Middle East might not be at the top of every traveller’s list, often being overlooked in favour of South America and South East Asia. However, those who have visited know just how special this area of the world is and that’s why holidaymakers who travel to the Middle East can’t resist returning time and time again.
Jordan is one of the most popular destinations in the region, with tourists flocking to the country to discover the area’s incredible street cafes and enjoy mint tea and shisha. The people of Jordan are renowned for being friendly, kind and approachable, and will really help to make your trip one you’ll never forget. The accommodation here is just as excellent, with gems like the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar (the lowest point on Earth!) and the Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa providing you with a sumptuous home from home.
Oman boasts two particularly gorgeous hotels on our list, the first of which is the Al Bustan Palace Muscat. You’ll find yourself surrounded by such stunning scenery that you might struggle to leave, though maybe you’ll be able to make an exception for the private beach. Second, but by no means any less impressive, is the Chedi Muscat, a five star boutique hotel that boasts not one, not two, but three outdoor heated swimming pools - one of which is the longest infinity pool in the Middle East.
The rest of the region is just as impressive, with Lebanon’s Le Gray standing tall in the heart of Beirut and the UAE’s Desert Islands Resort renowned around the world for its stunning decor and beautiful lagoon-shaped infinity pool. Even better, this particular resort can only be accessed by boat - now how’s that for exclusive? The hotels we’ve touched on here are only the beginning, so keep reading to enjoy our specialised list of luxurious, unique hotels that will make your trip to the Middle East one you’ll never forget.