"In history, Bethlehem and Jerusalem were always twin cities. Now, Bethlehem is being isolated."
Armchair travellers can visit the world's tallest skyscraper and inspect one of the largest shopping malls.
The city of Jerash in northern Jordan is an empty Roman outpost that even now feels alive.
After nearly 4 years, Egypt will open the courtyard in front of the Sphinx to tourists once again.
Dubai, known for its celebration of over-the-top glamour and luxury, is racing ahead to dominate the plastic surgery market.