Middle Eastern Trip is going to be packed with sunny days and some cold nights. Nevertheless, you will need to pack in a lot of things depending on the diversity of landforms and climates that you will witness yourself. In addition to that, you will come across some of the most splendid mosques all around in the region, quite abundant. Keeping the weather and the landscape in mind, let us see what all things we have to pack for a trip to the Middle East that we are going to need there.
These are basic but thoughtful as will be evident as you begin reading!
1. Sun Protection
You are, unforgetful, entering a space where rain could be a rare scene. It could be scary but it is a fact. The chilly hot weather can overwhelm you and make you drained quickly. To protect yourself from the sun, have sunglasses and hats handy always. Plus, prefer a full-sleeve over shorts. Have hydration throughout your journey and keep drying towels with you.
In addition to this, put high-protection sunscreen on your exposed skin to not get sunburns. Many people, especially those who are habitual of the rains and winter, may not be as comfy here and there is a chance of developing rashes, have medication ready.
2. Breathable Clothing
When in the middle east, you will notice how much breathable and lightweight clothing is valued. The weather of the region is solely responsible for such clothing choices of the locals. It is suggested as much to the tourists to pack comfortable and loose fitting clothes that don’t stick to the body else, you will be too occupied fixing your clothing that itches often. Save the embarrassment and choose straight-fit robes made of light fabric for yourself and your company.
Preferably cover your head too if the heat makes you dizzy.
3. Light Sweater or Shawl
By the night, the weather is cooled down to some extent, enough to give your goosebumps. So, there is no doubt that you will need to carry light winter clothing to get through the breezy nights for a comfy sleep. Or you can pack in some light shawls when you are outing with friends at night. Nonetheless, the norm is to wear full-length to avoid any mishaps of unnecessary pointing out. You will learn from the locals soon how cold it gets really in Arab.
4. Full-length Robes
Yes, you will be around sacred places when visiting the marvelous and exemplary architectural figures of the Middle East. It is the social norm of the local region to wear sensibly when visiting such places or you will be met with glares or other mishaps you don’t want. Respecting the local culture is an important element when it comes to enjoying a trip.
Since your safari days are here, you don’t wish to eat all that sand, do you? It, thus, goes without saying that you will, even without a sacred purpose, have to cover your face almost entirely. When you are at a mosque, these scarves will come in handy, again.
These things will take care that your trip is trouble-free and you will not find yourself embarrassed for not thinking thoroughly before starting the journey. Yes, carry your water bottle along. It is also significant that you respect the various local cultures you will be encountering. Keep your map with you all the time so as not to miss the majestic tourist destinations that are concentrated in the Middle East. There will be a lot of Mediterranean Sea to show, so swimming can be another great outing activity!