No matter where you are, there is history on every corner. Not just “oh this happened 200 years ago…” more like “back in the days of the first major civilizations in history over a few thousand years ago…”
Amazing architecture surrounds you, wherever you go.
Camping trips in the desert are amazing, and oasis cities are very relaxing. Sand boarding is amazing and riding a jeep up and down sand tunes is probably one of the best thrills anyone will experience.
Great coffee can be found anywhere you go! Also, shwarma is a staple and can be found at any restaurant or street vendor.
Huka is inexpensive and better than anything you can find in the U.S.
Inshallah and Ma3lish is a life philosophy. So if something doesn’t happen immediately, that’s OK. Take your time and enjoy life each day, stuff will get done in its own time.
It is always warm, you only need clothing for nice sunny weather and don’t have to worry about packing winter clothes.
Everyone is very friendly and social. Also, when someone calls you a friend, they mean it! Friendships are important in the Middle East.
– Eric Boscan, Study Abroad Assistant