Synopses & Reviews
Looking for the real story behind the headlines? Look here. Look to the region where ancient civilisations rose and fell, where deserts, seas and ancient ruins compete for spectacle, and from where all travellers return raving about the extraordinary kindness of strangers. Lonely Planet tells it like it is in this most rewarding of travel destinations.
Old Favorites Rediscovered '" extensive back-ground information on Petra, the Pyramids and Palmyra
New Favorites Uncovered '" from Tel Aviv"s clubs and wi-fi centres to Beirut"s nightlife and Istanbul"s hippest restaurants: opinionated reviews of all listings
Off The Beaten Track '" travel safely where other guidebooks fear to tread, through eastern Turkey, Iran, the Palestinian Territories and Libya
The Best Maps of any guide to the Middle East, all 114 of them
Exhaustive Practical Information '" tips on border crossings, Internet access, digital photography, avoiding an Israeli passport stamp, and much more
...for the adventurous traveler who wants to live like a native.' --Real Simple Magazine, June 2005
-- the only regional guide to cover all Middle Eastern countries
-- expert authors provide details on the regions most beautiful beaches, off-the-beaten-track sights and activities for all tastes and budgets
-- thorough coverage of safety and security
-- special sections on Arabic music and Middle Eastern cuisine
This guide to the Middle East provides detailed notes on the culture and history of the region, including sections on Islamic arts, architecture and food. It also covers accommodation and restaurants and gives advice on local and overland transport.