Top 5 Places You’ve Never Been Yet
5) Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv is one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East for travelers. The city has gained its touristic fame from a variety of excellent features. The nightlife is impressive and the city is often called “The City That Never Sleeps” by the rest of the world and it earns that title from its complete, 24 hour schedule. If the nightlife is not your preference then the beaches will likely be satisfactory. Named among some of the best beaches in the world by several, Tel Aviv also brings a complete gastronomic palette to the table. The food could be described as a mixture of the Mediterranean and Asian areas around it, but that would not be giving the city enough credit. Tel Aviv has earned every traveler that passes through and we encourage you to take that trip now!
4) Amman, Jordan
It may or may not be shocking to hear that Jordan is one of the most forward thinking countries in the region, and Amman is its epicenter of business and culture. The country has been said to produce as much as 75% of the Arabic content on the internet. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations among neighboring countries but it hasn’t seen the numbers that traditional Caribbean and European destinations receive from Americans yet. So what are you missing? If you are a student or young entrepreneur, Amman is a perfect place to start. The city is rife with opportunities, especially considering the Abdali Downtown project which is valued somewhere around $5 billion. The project modernizes retail, residential, commercial, and hospitality sectors in the downtown district and is just one of the many forward thinking developments on Jordan’s agenda.
3) Marseille, France
2013’s European Capital of Culture has the geographic prowess incomparable to any of our other members of our list. “Summers in the south of France” sounds like a painting that belongs in the world’s most beautiful museum. The sights around the city are what millions of tourists come to see every year. Le Cours Julien is an attractive spot for the young and affluent of Marseille and an amazing place to stop and shop and have a drink. If you can make a football match, stop to see the Stade Velodrome and watch Olympique de Marseille play.
2) Doha, Qatar
It’s fitting that Qatar Airways calls Doha its home because they share many common characteristics. Notably their growth has mirrored each other and both maintain a notable level of luxurious sophistication. Doha is seeing the growth in business and economy that many of its neighbors are experiencing as well. This is great for the tourism industry, but a sought after point for the citizens of Doha. Several projects, similar to the Abdali Downtown project’s goals, are in the works now. Since Qatari-nationals actually make up a minority of the population, you can expect a wide array of influences on the food in the city. Traditional Middle Eastern and Indian are common and there are quite a few American chains—you can make up your mind about that being good or bad—so there are plenty of options for food.
1) New Delhi, India
One of the world’s oldest cities is the talismanic city leading India into a new generation of growth and prosperity. The Indian capital plays host to a rapidly growing workforce, education system, and travel hub with over 23 million people passing through the airport in 2008. The airport is on pace to break that mark handily in 2012. Once in the city, you should attend a cricket match to understand the native obsession. If you’re interested in a more educational experience, the age of the city has provided it with many national museums and landmarks, including temples like Bahá’í Lotus Temple and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. The fact that so much is going on in the city can be overwhelming for travelers so we recommend you make a flexible plan of things to do for your trip before you go.
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