Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was built to welcome the world – and has an open-door policy that harkens back to the golden age of Islam.
Iran’s East Azerbaijan is full of secrets, including 800-year-old rock-cut villages, ancient Armenian monasteries and the world’s largest covered market.
Considered Dubai’s less-brash sister, a growing cluster of international museums and high-rise apartments make this city an increasingly attractive place to live.
Lebanon’s capital Beirut is the land of snow and ice, with its surrounding mountains hosting a nascent sports industry.
From glittering mosques and towering mountains to frankincense and beekeeping, the Arab nation is embracing tourism while staying true to its 6,000-year-old history.