The most interesting facts about Syria, from one of the oldest civilisations on Earth to one of the world’s most dangerous countries.
We take a look at the countries along the Silk Road, the ancient network of trade routes that connected China with the West.
The most interesting facts about Lebanon, from one of the world’s oldest countries to a capital city once known as the “Paris of the East”.
The tallest flagpole in the world is the Jeddah Flagpole, located in Saudi Arabia. Erected in 2014, the flagpole stands 171m (561ft) high.
The most interesting facts about Yemen, from the origins of mocha coffee to a rare species of tree grown from the blood of a dragon.
Interesting facts about Saudi Arabia, from the birthplace of Islam and a dangerous driving stunt known as “sidewalk skiing”.
The most interesting facts about Qatar, from the world’s richest country to a giant teddy bear and a dedicated falconry market.
The most interesting facts about Kuwait, from remote control camel racing to one of the richest populations in the world.
From one of the world’s oldest continuous civilisations to the nose job capital of the world, these are the most interesting facts about Iran.
From the mysterious Tree of Life to the world’s largest underwater theme park, these are the most interesting facts about Bahrain.