I spent near enough all of October 2015 travelling some Middle Eastern Countries, it feels like ages ago now but now I’m back in the UK and up to date with all my posts from the Middle East and Asia I’m going to re-cap what i spent there.
To be honest i didn’t know how expensive it would be to travel, i just knew that i had some money saved and i wanted to see the incredible landscape of Cappadocia, i wanted to see the Holy Land of Jerusalem, i wanted to spend some days in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan and i wanted to see my best friend and experience Dubai so i booked the flights and off i went and generally i found definitely wasn’t cheap cheap but it wasn’t overly expensive either!
Below is what i spent in each Country and how long i was there for:
Days Spent: 10
Money Spent: £551.00
Days Spent: 6
Money Spent: £260.00
Days Spent: 8
Money Spent: £350.00
Days Spent: 6
Money Spent: £300.00
I booked my flights at the start of August- 2 months before i left on the trip and i was really pleased with the deals i got! I used the calendar schedule on the airlines websites and on sky scanner to make sure the flights were the lowest they were going to be and in fact for all of the below flights i had to pay an extra (quite costly) baggage fee so with hand luggage it would have been even cheaper.
Birmingham, UK- Fethiye, Turkey: £89.00 with ThomasCook
Istanbul, Turkey- Tel Aviv, Israel: £78.00 with Fly Pegasus
Amman Jordan- Dubai: £133.00 with FlyDubai
(i did a border crossing to get from Israel to Jordan, i have a post here with more details on it)
Things to note:
In regards to accommodation, in Turkey and Jordan i opted to pay more so i could stay in my own private room rather than a dorm room so i could have saved more money here. I stayed in dorm rooms in Israel as they were already £10.00 a night and i couldn’t afford a single room, in Dubai i stayed with a friend so i didn’t pay for any accommodation!
Breakfast was generally included in the room rate and then i always brought lunch and dinner out. Sometimes i sat in a restaurant/cafe, other times i just grabbed a falafel wrap which are cheap and very yummy!
In Turkey i did a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia which cost £90.00, i would highly recommend doing it but it did take up a good chuck of what i spent there and in Jordan i went to Petra and paid £55.00 for the pass which again is a lot but you can’t go to Jordan and not visit Petra!
I loved my time in the Middle East and it’s really inspired me to see more of this area of the world! I have lots of blog posts on my site from these Countries and you also view my Youtube videos for some Wanderlust inspiration:
And if you have any further questions on these countries then comment below or send me an email and ill get back to you 🙂