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Arabian Hospitality in the Middle East

Arabian Hospitality in the Middle East

Arabian Hospitality in the Middle East

Arabian Hospitality in the Middle East

Middle East by Origin

When you think of the Middle East, many people envision mystical notions of rolling sand dunes, camel trains, political upheaval and unimaginable wealth. Whilst this certainly exists, there is so much more to this fascinating region than what Hollywood or the media shows. Think incredibly warm people who are excited to show you their home country, traditions and customs steeped in thousands of years worth of history, archaeological sites to rival Greece, diverse cuisine, crystal-clear water, bustling gold souks and glamorous cities twinkling from the desert. We’ve spent our lives living and working in this region, and we can’t wait to show you why we love it so much. Welcome to the Middle East.

Emerald colored lake with pine trees and mountains behind

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Embrace Natural Beauty

Whether it’s the rolling sand dunes of the Rub’ al Khali desert, the snow capped mountains of Lebanon, rock climbing on Martian landscapes in the UAE or lush green oasis in Oman; the Middle East has so much natural beauty to explore.

Boat sailing into the sunset with islands in the background

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Change Your Perception

Immerse yourself in culture and traditions with the help of local friends. Whether that’s meeting women to discuss Islam, learning traditional tea culture and how that translates to hospitality; or floating on the creek at sunset listening to the call to prayer; you’ll leave a different person.

Two people harvesing grapes in a beautiful vineyard
Two people harvesing grapes in a beautiful vineyard
Two people harvesing grapes in a beautiful vineyard

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Architectural Wonders

Embrace local life

From intricate places of worship and the world’s tallest buildings, to man-made islands and historical designs; discover dazzling cities all across the region, each with their own influences and styles.

Experiences

A small selection of what's possible during a trip to the Middle East with Origin.

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    Desert adventures

    Head out into the Arabian desert for a private luxury camping experience under the stars.

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    Pearl diving

    Join experts that come from a long generation of divers to go pearl diving for your own jewels.

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    Spend the night in an Arabian Palace

    Live like royalty and spend the night in a palatial hotel where your every whim is catered for!

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    Design your own bespoke Abaya

    Spend the afternoon with a local fashion designer to create your very own bespoke Abaya to wear on your travels and bring home with you.

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    Cruise the Musandam

    One of Oman’s great wildernesses, cruise down the fjords to see frolicking dolphins, basking sharks and the occasional whale, through to the wild uplands of the jebel, dotted with fossils and petroglyphs.

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    Learn about tea culture and Arabian hospitality

    Spend time with a local to learn the different hospitality cues that come from pouring tea and the history of the leaf in the region.

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    Understanding modern Arabia

    Meet with influential women to discuss the changing societal and cultural roles of gender and the modernization of the region.

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    Listen to the call to prayer

    Hire a private abra on Dubai Creek just before sunset and float along the water as the sky turns purple and the call to prayer floats through the air; it’s a beautiful moment.

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    Private island living

    Head to Abu Dhabi to stay on a private island resort, only accessible by boat.

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    Explore the Holy Lands

    Retrace thousands of years worth of history in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and the Sea of Galilee with a scholar for a deeper understanding of the cultural and religious significance of the area.

A unique way of traveling

Origin's world-renowned curators who have adventured all over the Middle East and are ready to plan your next adventure, so you can relax and enjoy every second of your trip.

Origin planned an unforgettable experience for us! We saw a side of Oman and the Omani people that we didn't even know existed. Truly eye opening!

Origin planned an unforgettable experience for us! We saw a side of Oman and the Omani people that we didn't even know existed. Truly eye opening!

Origin planned an unforgettable experience for us! We saw a side of Oman and the Omani people that we didn't even know existed. Truly eye opening!

K.J. - Traveled to Oman

K.J. - Traveled to Oman

K.J. - Traveled to Oman

K.J. - Traveled to Oman

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Trips start at $800 per traveler per day.

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