Often times people forget about the Middle East as being a place to visit or as a tourist attraction. There is typically such a negative mindset towards the Middle East from people in the United States. It’s sad because there are actually a lot of very interesting and fun things to do. There are things that range from buying gold from an ATM in Dubai, to drinking in a bomb shelter in Lebanon. Here’s a few fun things to look into if you are ever traveling to the Middle East:
Walk a chewing gum-lined street, Tunisia
In the Tunisian village of Sidi Bou Said is a tree-lined street that looks very similar to a Greek island. The houses are blue and white and if you are looking out from them, there is a small marina that is centered around one street. Couples stick chewing gum on the trees lining the street as a sign of there love.
Buy Gold Bars From an ATM, Abu Dhabi
There are ATMs in one of Abu Dhabi’s nicest hotels, the Emirates Palace Hotel. These ATMs are not your typical ATM for giving you cash. Some of them give you bars of gold. These ATMs are also gold plated, and they give customers about 320 options that range from gold bars to customized coins. Also, the prices for the gold are always being updated to show the value of gold in the international markets. This is an expensive souvenir, but it can also be a good investment later on.
Spend 100 US Dollars On Tea, Dubai
Yes, $100 can seem overly priced just for tea, but it is definitely the experience that counts in this situation. This takes place in the only seven-star hotel in the entire world. With amazing service and amazing views from the Skyview Bar, this is designed to give the customer a taste of royalty and indulgence. You also get all you can eat finger foods and the opportunity to try different exotic teas.
There are many awesome places in the Middle East and I would love to travel there someday to visit some of these interesting places. So you all better check it out!