MIDDLE EAST

The Middle East spreads across North Africa’s Arab-influenced countries into the Arabian Gulf.

This region is surrounded by some of the most incredible deserts globally, snowy ridges, tropical woodlands, famous worldwide rivers, and breathtaking water forms such as the Dead Sea.

There is always something for every adventurer.

Besides the most popular destinations, Dubai, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, and Cairo, we present you the five natural wonders of the Middle East.

Natural Wonders In The Middle East

Here are five Middle East essential wonders that you should include in your travel bucket list:

The Jabal Al Qarah Caves, Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

This obscure cave system is positioned in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The caves constituted around the hill of Jabal Al Qarah, which formed an outcome of the erosional expansion of a chain of highly narrow, deep, and joint-controlled crevices in the Hofuf Formation.

The mountain is part of the Shedgum Plateau. The plain extends to the south from the broader Syrian Plateau and north from As Summan Plateau.

Cave morphology specialists explain that The Jabal Al Qarah Caves have unusual characteristics that separate them from other limestone caves in the area. 

Some of these components include extra linear cave passages, tall walls, and extra narrow canyons.

Without going into the more precise details, these peculiar hallmarks make the caves unmissable for anyone voyaging the As Summan Plateau.

The Dead Sea, Jordan

The mysterious waters of the Dead Sea will set you out with more questions than answers. Even geography experts and scientists doubt what to think about this sea, not even a sea per se.

The Dead Sea, or if you prefer the Salt Sea, is likewise a saltwater lake than a sea. It extracts its water from the Jordan River, but it has no exit. That means the lake is not attached to the ocean.

The landless nature of the Dead Sea suggests that water can only escape through distillation. And because salt and other solid fragments cannot evaporate, they have no way of disappearing from the lake. 

In addition, the superfluous contaminants make the lake so compact that objects as heavy as an adult person can drift on the surface.

The salt part here is extreme that no plants or animals can persist. Nevertheless, it was later confirmed that microbial life (bacteria and fungi) is part of the seabed.

Bu Tinah Island, Abu Dhabi

This miniature archipelago off the coast of Abu Dhabi is part of the Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve. 

It ranks amidst the most significant phenomena of the world, besides the original seven wonders. It is the greatest protected zone in the UAE, extending for thousands of miles. Barely a few visitors are permitted to be here in a day, and they must be overseen.

Bu Tinah is a habitat of an equitable compound of sea and land species. Scarce birds such as the osprey nest here and, seldom, the archipelago are visited by migratory birds such as the Socotra cormorant. 

The island has pristine coral reefs for many marine creatures. You will find the modest and incredibly peaceful dugongs here.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies these large marine mammals as species exposed to extinction. The archipelago is also home to the hawksbill turtle, among other near-extinct kinds.

Strait Of Hormuz, Between Oman And Iran

STRAIT OF HORMUZ is the only sea voyage from the Persian or the Arabian Sea to the open ocean. It has been a ground of disagreement between the Arabian and Persian regions for decades now.

The passage is Oman’s most aesthetically impressive natural sensation. 

The deep dark water and white rocky banks that make the Strait are too delicate to be political about.

Booming Jeita Grotto, Lebanon

This cave system is placed to the north of Beirut. It is known for natural stone curtains and columns, permitting water levels and a cathedral-like atmosphere.

You will see stunning limestone formations unparalleled from any other geological formations you have seen since they are still developing from a distance.

The Middle East region has limitless unimaginable natural sensations worth wandering. Most of them could not be included in this list.

Otherwise, the list would never end. Enjoy the fairy-tale land known as the Middle East and read our article about the Middle East’s natural beauties for traveling tips.