Middle East and Central Asia Tourism


MIDDLE EAST and CENTRAL ASIA


Afghanistan – No website available

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– Essential information –
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– Ministry of Tourism –
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– Kabul (National Capital)


Armenia – http://www.armeniainfo.am/

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Destinations:

– Yerevan (National Capital)


Azerbaijan – http://azerbaijan.travel/

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– Baku (National Capital)


Bahrain –  http://www.moc.gov.bh/en/‎

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– Essential information –
– Online website planner –

– Brochures / Maps –

– Ministry of Tourism – http://www.btea.bh/
– Tourism offices / information centres – http://www.btea.bh/our-offices

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Governorates of Bahrain (4) (2nd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Governorates of Bahrain – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_Bahrain

Capital

– Manama (National Capital)

Muharraq
Northern
Southern


Georgiahttp://georgia.travel/

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– Essential information –
– Online website planner –

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– Ministry of Tourism –
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– Facebook –
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– Tbilisi (National Capital)


Iran – http://www.tourismiran.ir/en/

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– Ministry of Tourism –
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Provinces of Iran (2nd tier of government)
– Wikipedia – Provinces of Iran – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Iran

Counties of Iran (3rd tier of government)
– Wikipedia – Counties of Iran –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counties_of_Iran

– Tehran (National Capital)


Iraq No website available

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– Baghdad (National Capital)


Israel – * Disputed recognition * – http://www.goisrael.com/Tourism_Eng/Pages/home.aspx

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Israeli occupied territories – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli-occupied_territories
Israeli settlements – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_settlement
Israeli west bank barrier – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_West_Bank_barrier

Districts of Israel (2nd tier of government) –
– Wikipedia – Districts of Israel –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Districts_of_Israel

Nafot of Israel (3rd tier of government) –

Local government of Israel – 3 types (4th tier of government) –
– Cities – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Israel
– Local council – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_council_(Israel)
– Regional council – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_council_(Israel)

– Eilat –

– Galilee

– Jerusalem (National Capital)

– Wikipedia – Districts of Jerusalem

– West Jerusalem
– Masada
– Haifa

– Tel Aviv –

– Wikipedia – Districts of Tel Aviv


Jordan http://www.visitjordan.com/

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– Ministry of Tourism –
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Governorates of Jordan (12) (2nd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Governorates of Jordan – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_Jordan

Nahias of Jordan (3rd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Nahias of Jordan –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahias_of_Jordan

– Amman (National Capital) –


Kazakhstan – http://visitkazakhstan.kz/en/ 

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– Ministry of Tourism –
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– Astana (National Capital)


Kuwaithttp://www.e.gov.kw/sites/kgoenglish/portal/Pages/Visitors/TourismInKuwait.aspx

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Governorates of Kuwait (6) (2nd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Governorates of Kuwait – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_Kuwait

– Kuwait City (National Capital)


Kyrgyzstan – http://www.kyrgyz.net.my/

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– Online website planner –

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– Ministry of Tourism –
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Destinations:

– Bishkek (National Capital)


Lebanon  – http://www.destinationlebanon.gov.lb/

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Governorates of Lebanon (8) (2nd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Governorates of Lebanon – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_Lebanon

Districts of Lebanon (3rd tier of government)
– Wikipedia – Districts of Lebanon – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Districts_of_Lebanon

– Beirut (National Capital)


Omanhttp://tourismoman.com.au/

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– Essential information –
– Online website planner –

– Brochures / Maps – https://www.tourismoman.com.au/sultanate-of-oman-tourist-guide/

– Ministry of Tourism –
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Governorates of Oman (2nd tier of government) –
– Wikipedia – Governorates of Oman – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_Oman

Provinces of Oman (3rd tier of government) –
– Wikipedia – Provinces of Oman – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Oman

– Muscat (National Capital) –
– Wikipedia – Districts of Muscat-

– Daymaniyat Islands
– Masirah islands
– Musandan peninsula


Palestine – * Disputed recognition * – http://travelpalestine.ps/

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Palestine – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_territories
Westbank areas – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Bank_Areas_in_the_Oslo_II_Accord

– Ramallah (National Capital)


Qatarhttp://www.qatartourism.gov.qa/

– Unofficial – Marhaba – http://www.marhaba.qa/

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– Online website planner –

– Brochures / Maps –

– Ministry of Tourism – National tourism council – https://www.visitqatar.qa/NationalTourismCouncil/en/
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Municipalities of Qatar (8) (2nd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Municipalities of Qatar – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Municipalities_of_Qatar

Al Daayen

Ad Dawhah

– Doha (National Capital)

– Wikipedia – List of district communities in Doha – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_communities_in_Doha

Al Khor
Al Wakrah
Al Rayyan
Al-Shahaniya
Madinat ash Shamal
Umm Salal


Saudi Arabia – *** Reconsider Travel *** – http://sauditourism.sa/en/Pages/default.aspx

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Regions of Saudi Arabia (13) (2nd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Regions of Saudi Arabia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_Saudi_Arabia

Governorates of Saudi Arabia (3rd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Governorates of Saudi Arabia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_Saudi_Arabia

– Jeddah
– Mecca
– Medina
– Riyadh (National Capital)


Syriahttp://www.syriatourism.org/index.php

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– Damascus (National Capital)


Tajikistan – http://www.visittajikistan.tj/en/

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Destinations:

– Dushanbe (National Capital)


Turkeyhttp://www.goturkeytourism.com/ and http://www.hometurkey.com/

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– Essential information –
– Online website planner –

– Brochures / Maps – http://www.kultur.gov.tr/EN,114095/brochures.html
– Interactive map – https://hometurkey.com/en/map

– Ministry of Tourism – Department of culture and tourism – http://www.kultur.gov.tr/
– Tourism offices / information centres – http://turkeytourism.com.my/contact-us/ and http://www.goturkeytourism.com/planning-holiday/turkish-culture-and-tourism-offices-abroad.html

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Geographical regions of Turkey (7):

Wikipedia – Geographical regions of Turkey – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographical_regions_of_Turkey

Provinces of Turkey (2nd tier of government) –
– Wikipedia – Provinces of Turkey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Turkey

Districts of Turkey (3rd tier of government) –
– Wikipedia – Districts of Turkey
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Districts_of_Turkey

Belediye of Turkey (4th tier of government) –

Aegean Region
– Izmir, Ephesus and north aegean region
– Pamukkale

Black Sea Region

Central Anatolia Region (Capital Region)
– Ankara (National Capital)
– Cappadocia / Göreme (Hot air ballooning and rock formations – Valley of the fairy chimneys)

Eastern Anatolia Region

Marmara Region

– Istanbul –

– Istanbul convention and visitors bureau – http://icvb.org.tr/

– Wikipedia – Districts of Istanbul –

– Princess Islands (Off Istanbul)

Mediterranean Region
– Bodrum, emphesus, Antalya and Turquoise coast (Turkish Riviera) – south aegean coastal region

– Marmis

Southeastern Anatolian Region


Turkmenistan – http://tourism.gov.tm/index.php/en/

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– Ashgabat (National Capital)


United Arab Emirateshttp://www.uaetourism.ae/

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– Essential information –
– Online website planner –

– Brochures / Maps –

– Ministry of Tourism – UAE department of tourism – https://www.government.ae/en/information-and-services/visiting-and-exploring-the-uae
– Contacts – https://www.government.ae/en/help/contact-us/the-government
– Help – https://www.government.ae/en/help
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Emirates of the United Arab Emirates (7) (2nd tier of government):

Wikipedia – Emirates of the United Arab Emirates – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates

Abu Dhabi
– Abu Dhabi (National Capital) http://visitabudhabi.ae/en/default.aspx‎

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– Road map –

Divisions of Abu Dhabi (3):

Abu Dhabi Central Capital District

– Wikipedia – District Neighbourhoods of Abu Dhabi city – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Dhabi#Neighborhoods

Al Ain (Eastern Region)
Al Gharbia (Western Region)

Ajman

Dubai

– Wikipedia – District Communities of Dubai – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_communities_in_Dubai

– Dubai – http://www.dubaitourism.ae/‎

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– Road map –

Fujairah

Ras al-Khaimah

Sharjah

Umm al-Quwain


Uzbekistan – http://welcomeuzbekistan.uz/en/

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– Tashkent (National Capital)


Yemen –  http://www.yementourism.com/

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Destinations:

– Sana’a (National Capital)


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