In addition to being the birthplace of civilization and the home of three major world religions, the Middle East is becoming an increasingly attractive center for real estate and commercial growth with more and more buildings being built and more homes going up for sale. The first major civilization in the history of the world had its beginnings in the Middle East between the twin rivers Tigris and Euphrates in what is today the nation of Iraq. There are many archaeological sites in the Middle East, ranging from attempts to confirm stories found in the Bible and Koran to digs that are trying to uncover the ruins of the ancient civilizations of Persia, Sumer, and Assyria.
One primary draw of the Middle East is based on its cultural attractions, and from Turkey and Syria to Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, the diverse and rich heritage of the Middle East is on display for all to see and enjoy. Other attractions are architectural and religious in nature, such as the many temples of Iraq, the Old City of Sana’a, and Barbar Temple. Still others are featured prominently in the history of the world, including the Temple Mount, Mecca, and the Western Wall. In Israel, the Dead Sea is a popular destination, while real estate in Dubai is close to many modern attractions and fully featured resorts, malls, and spas. Other popular destinations include Dubai Creek, the Jumeirah Archaeological Site, Masada, Tadmor, and Aleppo.