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10 Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

If you’re into traveling ,you should definiltey visit the Middle East. Sure, it doesn’t have the best reputation these dasy, but the people and beautiful locations down there should not be held responsible for the questionable actions or ideas of a group of people. Don’t miss out on something stunning just because the media tells you you should. Here are the 10 natural wonders of the Middle East.

1. Egypt’s White Desert | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

Egypt’s White Desert | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

This desert features thousands of chalk formations and is often visited by tourists on camping trips. Looks a bit Star Wars-related, right?

2. Jabal Qara Caves, Saudi Arabia | Natural Wonder

Jabal Qara Caves, Saudi Arabia | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

The Al Hasa Oasis in the country’s Eastern Province is home to an area of limestone hills, beneath which runs a system of well-visited caves. Out of this world!

3. Socotra Island, Yemen | Wonder Of The Middle East

Socotra Island, Yemen | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

Located in the Arabian Sea, Socotra has evolved species that aren’t found anywhere else, such as the red-sapped and eerie-looking dragon’s blood tree.

4. Mt. Ararat, Turkey | Natural Wonder Of The Middle East

Mt. Ararat, Turkey | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

The 16,850ft Ararat stands in far eastern Turkey, where it borders Armenia and Iran. This is the view from 40 miles north, in Yerevan, Armenia. Does this remind you of a battle scene in the Transformers series?

5. Dead Sea, Jordan/Israel/West Bank

Dead Sea, Jordan/Israel/West Bank | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

This location is well-known, mostly by the ladies, for wellness and beauty products. It is beautiful, right?

6. Mt. Sinai, Egypt

6. Mt. Sinai, Egypt | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

At the bottom of the Sinai Peninsula is a region of granite and volcanic formations that includes the 7,500ft Mt. Sinai. Early tourists included Moses and his people.

7. Rub’ al Khali, Arabian Peninsula

7. Rub’ al Khali, Arabian Peninsula | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

One of the largest sand deserts in the world, this places has only recently been explored by scientists. It occupies a large chunk of southern Saudi Arabia and parts of Oman, Yemen, and the UAE.

8. Musandam Fjords, Oman

Musandam Fjords, Oman | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

The Musandam Peninsula is the spike that juts up from the boot toe of the Arabian Peninsula, creating the Strait of Hormuz and separating the Persian Gulf from the Gulf of Oman. Its fjords are sometimes compared to Norway’s, though they were formed tectonically rather than by glacial movement. This actually looks similar to a place in my home country.

9. Nile River, Egypt

Nile River, Egypt | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

The longest river in the world runs past several historic sites in Egypt, on its way to the Mediterranean. Now, this is one way to take a picture.

10. Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum, Jordan | Natural Wonders Of The Middle East

South of Petra, near Aqaba, Wadi Rum is a desert valley featuring Nabatean petroglyphs and several sandstone climbing walls/routes.

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