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The Middle East, a land of contrasts and ancient wonders, beckons!

Picture yourself wandering through the city of Petra, carved into rose-red cliffs, or marveling at Egypt’s majestic pyramids.

This is a region where history whispers from every corner, offering endless discoveries for adventurous travelers.

Quick Middle East information

Population: 411+ million

Countries in the Middle East: 17 countries

Religions: Home to three major world religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism (Islam is the major faith)

Trip planning: Find crazy-useful flight, hotel booking and other tips in our Resources guide

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