The Middle East in general is a relatively undiscovered land for many Westerners because of the difficulty travelling there thanks to the religion of pieces. If Islam didn’t have a stranglehold on the region and instead Christianity and Judaism flourished, I would be on a plane to Dubai right now to start my trans-Middle East safari.
How many Americans have heard of Snoopy Island in Fujayrah? The Nabateaen fortress Mada’in Salih in Saudi Arabia? Or Busra in Syria or Shivtah in Israel? Nestorian Christian monestaries on the island Sir Bani Yas? 850 species of plants found nowhere in the world but on the island of Suqutra? The ruins of Marib, the Sabaean capital, in Yemen? The limestone caverns of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula? The rare and elusive Arabian leopard? There’s so much more to the cradle of civilization than Islam (which is just a sliver of its history...1400 years is nothing in ME time)...but unfortunately Islam has the upper hand right now.
Come on I have been there a few times and the stark differences between Thailand and it are like night and day! Military Police that flick you S%$ without provocation! People that have the look of a beaten dog in there eye's! Yea Burma? when the current Government is gone and only then!
Waw -an namus?! “Oasis of Mosquitoes.” Volcano in the middle of a salt lake in Southern Libya.