The Middle East is known for its tumultuous history. Because of this, it is probably one of the least-explored regions in the world, even though it holds some amazing treasures. Home to man-made islands and the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai (and the United Arab Emirates in general) is a mecca for over-the-top luxury and decadence.
The Middle East can generally be described as hot and humid. The months of Spring, March-May, are considered the best time to visit. It is warm, but not terribly hot, and wild flowers are in bloom in mountainous regions.|The month of May also marks the first bi-annual migration of the Berbers across the Atlas Mountains, which makes for a great trekking expedition.
Summer, June-Aug, can be scorching hot with temperatures exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit- makes for miserable sightseeing.
Autumn, Sept-Nov, temperatures begin to cool down in some areas, such as Egypt, Israel, Morocco, and Jordan. However, they can still be quite hot in Dubai. September marks the second bi-annual migration of the Berbers.
Winter, Dec-Feb, temperatures remain warm in most areas, but temperatures tend to drop at night in some areas like the Sahara desert in Morocco and Wadi Rum in Jordan (take layers).
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