Family Middle East

The Middle East is the cradle of civilisation and, appropriately enough, Middle East family holidays can cater for families with children from cradle to teens, thanks to warm weather, lovely beaches, unparalleled cultural treats to inspire curious youngsters and activities galore.

Our team of expert regional consultant can help put together tailor-make Middle East family holiday itineraries designed specifically to suit you and your family's needs. Even better, our exclusive additional services - such as fast track security and lounge access at the airport (even if you're flying economy); Sharky & George fun packs full of games and destination-specific quizzes for children, and access to our clued-up local Concierges in situ - are all included as standard.

So where to pick for your Middle East family holidays? That's the difficult bit, because you're genuinely spoilt for choice in the Middle East and North Africa. Depending on their ages and inclinations, we would particularly recommend Oman for its glorious beaches and fabulous activities from dolphin spotting cruises to 4x4 wadi-bashing and camel rides and stargazing in the desert.

Meanwhile Egypt has accessible antiquities to provide that all important educational angle, and Red Sea reefs where youngsters can learn to dive. Using the loosest possible parameters of the Middle East, Morocco is also another favourite for a Middle East family holiday thanks to the sheer exoticism of cities such as Marrakech and Fez where children can practice their haggling skills, and adventures galore on offer such as treks/donkey rides in the Atlas Mountains and kite-surfing (for teens) on the coast.

Jordan is a nailed-on classic Middle East family holiday destination, with Wadi Rum an open-air adventure playground for children, and Petra a latter-day marvel. And just wait until they're floating on the surface of the Dead Sea.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.


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Lucy and Matt are our 'Family Middle East' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.