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Fly Away Friday: 4 Beautiful Arab Countries

Arabian nights, good food, a rich culture and beautiful landscape deserts, there is absolutely no reason not visit this part of the world.

In the CGD HQ we always dream away with all those beautiful destinations in the world and this week these 4 fairy tail countries made us want to pack our suitcase immediately and book the first plane to that side of the world.

If you still need some holiday inspiration for this Summer, we got it covered for you. It is Fly Away Friday so enjoy these 4 beautiful Arab countries.

#1 – Jordan

A safe country in the middle of conflict. Jordan is a beautiful and welcoming country with many things to see and do. The rich history of this country makes that we still can enjoy a bit of the past today and with Petra, one of the seven world wonders, this country is definitely a must see.

#2 – Oman


Oman is another must-visit country in the Arab world. The golden deserts, stunning beaches and colorful architecture are just some reasons why this must be your next holiday destination.

#3 – United Arab Emirates

Probably the hottest holiday destination for most Western countries, UAE. With Dubai as the main hotspot. Most of us have been there or know people who have visited this beautiful city. The palm shaped island, aquarium and the Burj Khalifa are just a few of the things to see and do.

One hour drive you find Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, that has one of the most beautiful Mosque’s in the world, definitely a must visit.

#4 -Morocco


Although in Africa, in terms of culture this country belongs to Arab countries. Morocco is a one of the countries that becomes more and more popular by year. A lot of celebs already discovered this gem, and buy houses in beautiful cities like Marrakesh. Visit the Souks, the colorful markets with lots of pure products, fruits and Moroccan jewelry. If you are a surfer, Agadir is the place to be and if you are more into history visiting a Fez is an absolute must-do!

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  1. Cassandra says

    I was initially excited to see you had a Middle East themed travel article only to realize you repeatedly make the mistake of calling them “Arabic” countries. The countries are correctly called “Arab,” the language is “Arabic” and the horses “Arabian.”

    Please please please update the article to reflect these changes. To leave it as is would be offensive.

    • Imane says

      Oh please! Dont speak for others, I am an Arab living in the UK and I am not offended by it. Both Arab and Arabic are considered to be correct, however writing Arabic countries does make me cringe a little, but I am not offended and I am sure neither are most Arabs.

      X – A not offended Arab

  2. Anita Sookan says

    I’m fascinated by Arab countries and Morocco is definitely on the top of my travel-to-list! Jordan is another destination I’d love to go to!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

    xo, Anita

  3. tatiana says

    Who cares what the words mean,Arabic,Arabian Arab everyone use this words wrong ,but we all understand the main point ,they are beautiful and and have alot to offer don’t fix anything trust me no one is offended.

  4. Ashley says

    What Cassandra may mean is that people in the U.S. are often seen by other countries as ethnocentric, and that comes off as ignorance when we don’t demonstrate even a basic understanding of terms used to describe other regions and cultures. I, for one, appreciate the info. Thanks, Cassandra!

    • Chantal says

      These girls arent even American, they are Dutch i think which makes perfect sense since in Dutch there is just one word which is Arabic. So they probably just literally translated it from Dutch. Still needs to be correct, but has nothing to do with American ignorance, just not very well translated.

      • Celina says

        Thanks Chantal. Actually, not the entire CGD team is Dutch. The founders are Dutch and the rest of the team is British ;)
        We didn’t want to offend anyone. Your comments are important to us and we have updated the article.

        Celina xx

  5. Maryam in Marrakech says

    So fun! I am an Anerican blogger, hotelier and designer living in Marrakech. I wanted to just quickly point out two things: 1) Morocco is originally Berber (Amazigh) not Arab. Today the country is very much a Berber/Arab mix. 2) the Summer is not a good time to come to any of these countries because it’s super hot! But beautiful the other months of the year.

    Thanks so much for pointing out these beautiful countries and keep up the good work!

  6. tlb says

    I get Cassandra point and agree that things places and people should be referred to in correct terms for sake of clarity and furthering knowledge and enriching our culture.

  7. Miles of Happiness - Marie says

    It looks beautiful… I’ve never been to any of these places and it looks very inspiring… I’ll definitely go there sometimes, to draw the places, the people…

  8. Adam says

    Fantastic list. add next time Lebanon -Beirut and Egypt-Sharm el Shaikh
    they are quite amazing

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