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Cheap Flights to the Middle East

When you hear the words "Middle East", perhaps you think of towering minarets, red earth deserts, opulent mosques and cozy tea rooms.  Or, you might think of glass-walled skyscrapers, racy sports cars and sundrenched beaches.  Both visions are correct, because today's Middle East is moving swiftly into the 21st-century while also managing to preserve its rich history.  Now is the perfect time to book a flight to one of the many safe, comfortable and intriguing destinations in the Middle East.    

Best Time to Book a Flight to the Middle East

The best time to book a flight to the Middle East is during the shoulder seasons, which occur from March to May and again from September to November.  During these spring and autumn months, travel throughout the entire region is generally comfortable, with moderately hot temperatures and fewer crowds at important tourist attractions.  If you're planning on doing any hiking in mountainous regions or looking to hit the beach, May and September are ideal.  Skyscanner's month search tool can show you the best prices for flights to the Middle East during any thirty-day period, so you can know you're getting the best possible deal. 

Airports in the Middle East

The most popular destinations in the Middle East include Tel Aviv, Israel, Istanbul, Turkey, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar.  Some of these airports are served by direct flight from Canada, while others require a brief stopover at another major European or Asian airport.  All of these airports serve millions of international passengers each year and offer modern amenities like wireless internet, ATMs, tourist information and a variety of ground transportation options.       

What to See and Do in the Middle East

Dip your toes into Middle Eastern life by beginning your holiday in Istanbul, which is situated on the divide between Europe and Asia.  Here, you can visit some of the world's most important historic sites, like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.  Next, head south along the Mediterranean Coast to the modern cities of Israel before heading inland to explore the ancient ruins of Petra, in Jordan.  Adventure travelers can then head due west and join an organized tour of Iran, while luxury travelers should head southeast to the upscale hotels, restaurants and shopping centers of Dubai.  To save time and money, book a multi-city flight that departs directly from the final city on your itinerary.      

Tips and Advisories for Travel to the Middle East

The Middle East is a large region incorporating many different countries and cultures.  Travelers should check the Government of Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories page for each country they plan to visit.  There, you'll find up-to-date entrance and exit requirements (including information about passports and visas) as well as any safety and security warnings.  Canadian travelers should always adhere to local laws in the country they are visiting, and will usually experience a more enjoyable trip if they are also attentive to local customs around clothing, language and interactions with the opposite gender.

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