Manama (al Manamah) is the capital and largest city of Bahrain. The city is the economic center of the country. Largely based on oil, and in recent years has also been developed tourism. There are several universities and colleges. In Manama there are also some of the highest buildings on Earth.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The capital of United Arab Emirates and the largest city in range and population is Abu Dhabi. It is known for its parks and beautiful beaches, especially for the traditional markets. Noteworthy is the hospitality of the local people, who show to visitors their traditions and lifestyle willingly.
Bombay (Mumbai), India
The mysterious Mumbai is an outburst of colors, flavors and spices and hosts Bolywood, the famous movie center of India. The first thing that will catch your eyes is the gateway to India, a stone arch, 26 feet hight, built in honor of the Royal Visit in 1911. Experience the multi cultures of the city's past visiting one of the many mosques, temples and colonial buildings and don't forget to taste the Indian cuisine.
Cochin is a commercial city that stretches over six islands and many narrow peninsulas. You can visit the church of St. Francis, the museum housed in the Ntarmpar mansion, the Dutch palace of the former Maharaja of Malabar with the most beautiful murals in India and the Jewish district with the synagogue in the center of the Market with spices.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Boasting endless views of the tranquil Arabian Gulf, Dammam is a modern metropolis that thrives on its coastal location. Although it is known for its lush green parks, airy waterfronts and sandy beaches, it is highly enjoyable in the winter, too, with daytime temperatures averaging in the low 20s Celsius during the day and around 10 degrees at night. The region also has a growing reputation as an arts, sports and entertainment destination. It is home to the kingdom’s first street-art exhibition, in Al Khobar’s Bayoonya district, and offers a range of cultural hubs and museums as well. Dip into science and innovation at SCITECH, or get your fill of pop culture at the quirky Taybeen and Alfelwah and Aljowharah museums. As evening falls, wander the walkways of Dammam's Share Al Hob souq, where you may encounter traders, performers and street musicians.
Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar. It is located on the eastern coast of the peninsula of Qatar and the Persian Gulf. The name "Doha" came from the Arabic ad-dawha, "the big tree." The reference might be to a prominent tree that stood at the site where the original fishing village arose. Doha is one of the world's fastest-developing countries.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sandy beaches, sun, shopping and enjoynment, there are all in Dubai. Spend a morning at a busy traditional bazaar, such as "Gold Bazaar", one of the largest retail gold markets in the world. After that visit a modern department store with a variety of duty free items before escaping into a nearby beach in the afternoon.
Don't forget to have a look to the unique hotel Jumeirah Burj Al Arabica - shaped like a yacht, 321 meters high, one of the most impressive attractions of modern Middle East.
La Digue, Seychelles
La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles. Island's main industry is tourism, and it is known for its beaches, especially Anse Source d'Argent and Grand Anse. In former times, copra and vanilla production were mainstays of the local economy, which is commemorated in the island's museum.
The magnificent Muscat, Oman's capital, has all the features of a modern city in an environment full of natural beauties. In Muscat you will find beautiful beaches but also mountains and canyons, worthwhile to explore. Also, the wonderful depths of the region will amaze the lovers of diving. Some of the sightseeings are the Old Town, the port Moutrach and the shopping district Rougoui, which is one of the most popular spots in the region.
Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles, lying in the north east of the nation. Ringed by steep, magnificent mountains, few capitals can claim a more beautiful backdrop. The town features a mixture of modern and indigenous architecture. It is the centre of business and commerce thanks to the extensive port facilities. Noteworthy sites in Victoria, the capital of the island, are the history museum, cathedral, clock tower, botanical gardens and an open-air market.
Praslin is one of the most popular destination in Seychelles. This place is famous for the locals' strong hospitality and this is the reason why so many people come here from all over the world. You will be amazed by the astonishing, pristine beaches with the crystal clear waters that make the place unique. Coral reefs make the place ideal for diving and snorkelling. The island is surrounded by beautiful tropical flora and rare species of birds such as the black parrot live here. Finally, pretty Creole houses and national monuments will be seen here. The local cuisine is something that you should taste, without doubt!