At this time of the year, citizens of Gulf nations start taking off to several parts of the world not only to escape the scorching summer heat in the region, but also to take a break from a usually hectic year.

A large portion of Gulf citizens, especially families, has for years preferred traveling to the nearby Arab countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Syria. However, with the series of revolutions sweeping the region and the subsequent security concerns, they started looking for further destinations.