Category Archives: Western Asia

Things to Do in Abkhazia

Beaches of Abkhazia In Abkhazia – pebble-sand beaches, for the most part well-equipped, but there are also wild sections of the coast, where lovers of peace and tranquility will like it. For example, the coast around Sukhum, stretching for 20 km, is considered quite clean, with a flat bottom without drops, and pleases those who… Read More »

Visa to Armenia

As you might guess, our close and beloved Armenia welcomes Russian (as well as Ukrainian and Belarusian) guests willingly and without any visas. Moreover, Russians can come here just like to their own home – from now on, entry is possible with an internal passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. Otherwise, everything is… Read More »

How to Get to Tbilisi, Georgia

The most popular mode of transport for travelers from Moscow to Tbilisi is by plane. Several airlines regularly operate flights from Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo. The cost of tickets for direct and connecting flights is almost the same, but flights with transfers are much longer in time. Planes land at the International Airport. Shota Rustaveli,… Read More »

Cyprus Sights, UNESCO, Climate and Geography

According to wholevehicles, Cyprus is an Asian country thatfor political reasons is often considered part of Europe and has therefore acceded to the European Union. The first traces of human habitation here date back to 10,000 BC and the island has been inhabited ever since. The city kingdoms originated here in the seventh century BC.… Read More »

Jordan Country Overview

Jordan is a state in the Middle East. The capital is Amman. Shared borders in the north with Syria, in the northeast with Iraq, in the south and east with Saudi Arabia, in the west with Israel and Palestine. A small section of the southern border of the country is washed by the waters of… Read More »

What to See in Saida (Lebanon)

According to Areacodesexplorer, Saida is located 48 km south of Beirut. It is the largest city in the southern part of Lebanon and an important commercial center of the coast, which has not lost the benevolent atmosphere of a small eastern city. These places began to be inhabited as early as 4000 millennium BC. Under… Read More »

What to See in Sayun and Hodeidah (Yemen)

Sayun (Yemen) According to Zipcodesexplorer, Sayun is the largest city in the Masila River valley, which flows in the eastern desert part of Yemen. Since the 15th century, Sayun has been the capital of the Masila River Valley. The city is surrounded by palm groves and orchards. Sayoun can be reached by car from Marib… Read More »

Yemen History and Literature

Demography and economic geography. – State of southwestern Asia, in the Arabian Peninsula. The Yemeni population has grown by about one third since 2004, reaching 24,968,508 residents in 2014, according to an estimate by UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs), thanks to the consistent fertility rate (4.09 in 2014). Social indicators are… Read More »

Azerbaijan Medieval Arts

Historical region of Anterior Asia, today divided between the USSR (Soviet Socialist Rep. Of., With capital Baku) and the Islamic Rep. Of Iran (prov. Of., With capital Tabriz). Geographically between the southeastern slopes of the Caucasus, the southwestern coast of the Caspian Sea, the mountains of Kurdistan and the Armenian plateau, the Azerbaijan it includes… Read More »

What to See in Israel

Rosh ha-Nikra– grottoes of amazing beauty, the meeting place of the sea and white rocks. Safed is the city of the upper Galilee, the city of streets running down from the top of the mountain, the city of old synagogues and art galleries, the city of folk music festivals and the Jewish mystical teachings of Kabbalah.… Read More »

Cyprus General Information

Tours to Cyprus have always been very popular. Endless skies, 330 sunny days a year, snow-white sand, an abundance of fruits, the best beaches in the Mediterranean – all this makes a holiday in Cyprus a dream for many. Anyone who has ever visited this fabulous place, again strives here to once again succumb to… Read More »

Israel General Information

Israel is not just natural reserves, landscapes of amazing beauty, where the charm of deserts borders on the grandeur of snow-capped peaks. Tours to Israel are an opportunity to touch the great spiritual potential that every religious person is looking for, regardless of religion. This is a journey that can reveal the most intimate secrets… Read More »

Georgia General Information

“When God was dividing the Earth among the peoples, the Georgians were late, having lingered over the traditional feast, and by the time they arrived, the whole world had already been divided. The Lord asked the visitors what they were drinking for, the Georgians answered: “For you, God, for yourself, for the world.” The Almighty… Read More »

United Arab Emirates State Facts

THE CAPITAL Abu Dhabi STATE STRUCTURE Federation of absolute monarchies INTERNAL DIVISION The state structure of the United Arab Emirates is a unique combination of republican and monarchical systems. The UAE is a federal monarchical state, consisting of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Qaiwain and Ajman, each of… Read More »

Attractions in Georgia

Batumi – a Georgian pearl on the Black Sea For some, Batumi is Georgia’s Las Vegas, for others it is simply a party capital on the Black Sea. The fact is that this place is traded as the pearl of the Caucasus. This city is a good place to live under the southern sun. Especially… Read More »

Sightseeing in Azerbaijan

Take a group tour through Azerbaijan, a state between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus! Admire the highest mountain, Bazardüzü in the Caucasus, and the largest lake, Sarisu. The state territory also includes the islands of Pirallahi and Cilov in the Caspian Sea. Travel through the most important cities in Azerbaijan such as the capital… Read More »

Aleppo Old Town (World Heritage)

At the crossroads of traditional trade routes, Aleppo was an important economic center. The old town is a unique architectural mosaic from different times from the Hittites to the Ottomans. It is dominated by the medieval citadel. In ancient times, the center of the city was the Greek market square, on which the great Umayyad… Read More »

United Arab Emirates History

(Al-Imārāt al-ʽArabīya al-Muttaḥidah). State of Southwest Asia (83,600 km²). Capital: Abu Dhabi. Administrative division: emirates (7). Population: 9.304.277 residents (2017 estimate). Language: Arabic. Religion: Muslims 76.9%, Christians 12.6%, Hindus 6.6%, Buddhists 2%, others 1.9%. Monetary unit: dirham (100 fils). Human Development Index: 0.864 (34th place). Borders: Persian Gulf (N), Gulf of Oman (NE) Oman (E),… Read More »

Living in Bahrain

ECONOMY Business etiquette Business people should wear suits and ties or suits. Personal contacts and recommendations play a decisive role in the process. Great importance is attached to polite conversation. Bargaining is common and verbal agreements are binding. Business trips are best placed between October and April. Business hours: Usually Sa-Wed 8 a.m. to 1… Read More »

Shopping in Bahrain

MONEY Currency 1 Bahrain Dinar (BD) = 1000 Fils. Currency abbreviation: BD, BHD (ISO code). Banknotes are in circulation to the value of 20, 10, 5, 1 and 1/2 BD as well as 100 fils; Coins with denominations of 100, 50, 25, 10 and 5 fils. Credit cards Diners Club, MasterCard, American Express and Visa… Read More »

Bahrain Language and Culture

GENERAL Official name of the state Bahrain state. Capital Manama. Geography According to a2zgov, Bahrain is made up of three larger and 30 smaller islands in the Persian Gulf, which are 25 km from the coast of Saudi Arabia and about 30 km from the Qatar peninsula. The islands are flat, the highest point is… Read More »

Eating and Living in Turkey

Turkish cuisine Turkish cuisine is particularly varied in taste. Due to the different historical influences, Turkish food has changed more and more. Starting with the starter, called meze in Turkey, you can expect both cold and warm dishes. Different types of dips, filled grape leaves, cigar böreks and much more are served in a similar… Read More »

Literature of Lebanon

Modern Lebanese literature reflects that the country has always been open to the west and a meeting place for oriental and western cultural currents. The capital of Beirut worked for a long time, until the civil war broke out in the mid-1970s, as the intellectual center of the Arab world because of its liberal cultural… Read More »

Dubai Travel Guide

Dubai City Overview Looking at the Dubai skyline today, it’s hard to imagine that just a century ago there was no running water and no real streets in the city, and that camels were the main form of transportation. Today Dubai is an almost epic place of superlatives, where a human vision of the future… Read More »

Geography of Lebanon

Lebanon is a very mountainous country. Along the 220 km long Mediterranean coast lies a narrow, fertile coastal plain, which is widest to the south. Parallel to the Mediterranean is the Lebanon Mountains (Arab. Jabal Lubnan ), where the uplands are snow-covered from December to May. The highest point is Qurnat as-Sawda ‘(3088 m asl)… Read More »

Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Airport address: Dubai International Airport, Department of Civil Aviation, PO Box 2525, Dubai Current: Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) is a major airport that opened in June 2010 and is slated to be completed by 2030. This will complement Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the long term. Information: There is a 24 hour airport reception desk… Read More »

Armenia Overview

Armenia is located in the South Caucasus in West Asia, and borders Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran. In the south, Armenia also has a border with the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, an exclave to Azerbaijan. Capital: Yerevan Biggest city: Yerevan State: republic Language: Armenian Religion: orthodox christian Surface: 29 800 km² Population: 3 million (2013)… Read More »

Azerbaijan Overview

Azerbaijan is located in the southeastern Caucasus, which is geographically located mostly in Asia but with a small strip of land in Europe. Politically, the country is often counted among Europe. The country borders Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia and Turkey (the latter via the exclave Nachichevan) and has a coast facing the Caspian Sea. Capital:… Read More »

Bahrain Overview

Bahrain is an island nation located in the Persian Gulf. The country consists of 33 islands, of which the largest, Bahrain, makes up about 7/8 of the country’s total area and where the country’s capital Manama is also located. The country has a maritime border with Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Capital: Manama Biggest city: Manama… Read More »

United Arab Emirates Overview

The United Arab Emirates is a state on the Arabian Peninsula, the southernmost end of the Persian Gulf, in southwest Asia. The United Arab Emirates is a federal state (federation) between seven emirates; Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain. The federation borders Oman and Saudi Arabia. Capital: Abu Dhabi Biggest… Read More »