Petra, beyond the facade video

The Treasury. Ancient city of Petra carved out of the rock, Jordan.

The breathtaking and spine-tingling moment everyone gets at this ancient city in Jordan.

A region of storied ruins

​Iran is a treasure house for some of the most beautiful Islamic architecture on the planet

Cyrus and Darius, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan – all left their mark here.

Kiwis don't need visas for Qatar

A dhow returns to harbour in Doha, Qatar, at sunset, with the city's modern skyline in the background.

Embattled Middle Eastern country scraps visa requirements for 80 countries.

Couchsurfing in Iran stuff nation

The Grand Bazaar food stall rivals that of the same name in Istanbul.

Venturing into Iran brings a fresh challenge to even the most seasoned traveller.

Christie's Iraqi memories

A citizen of the Nimrud city refers to the place of Agatha's Christie former residence in the Nimrud Archaeological city ...

Fenced off with razor wire, the ruins of Agatha Christie's Iraqi home stands in contrast to the peaceful time she lived there.

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