Middle East Travel Guide

Best time to visit the Middle East

In the spring, the weather is already warm in some areas, especially the desert areas. Countries lucky enough to be softened by the presence of the nearby sea, such as the south coast of Yemen or the Mediterranean side of Lebanon, then covered with flowers in May, enjoy more pleasant temperatures. The same is the case for Jordan, which it is much more pleasant to visit during the off-seasons to take advantage of more bearable temperatures.

In summer, the whole of the Middle East displays scorching temperatures that are not conducive to discovery. There are hardly any areas that are spared, such as Damascus in Syria because of its high altitude, or Lebanon on the coast, despite a fairly high humidity, and parts of Yemen in August. Avoid Oman which is in full monsoon between June and September.

In the fall, you will again encounter milder temperatures all over the place. This is the right time to explore Iran, as well as Turkey where the climate is perfect on the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean and Istanbul, which you discover pleasantly despite some rains in October. Syria also offers a beautiful light this season, and Jordan privileged temperatures in particular on its eastern plateau.

In winter, you will appreciate Oman which then benefits from pleasant temperatures, around 30 ° C from north to south.

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