Backpacking is a great way to travel a lot of countries and with minimal costs. Although you will not get to enjoy the luxuries, you can always go out of your way to get booked into a hot spring and marina sands or something similar when you feel like it. Backpacking comes with a lot of freedom in travelling, so you are not constrained to the travel agent’s itinerary. If you are planning on going to the Middle East, then finally on to Africa through Egypt, here are some of the hotspots and activities to keep in mind.
Scaling the Burj Khalifa
The greatest tower in the United Arab Emirates, the Burj Khalifa, is the tallest man-made structure so far in the world. It stands at 2722 feet, and has an observatory deck on top. The view on this ‘at the top’ deck is at 1483 feet above ground level (although not the highest in the world, it gives you a sense of what the world is anyway). You will have to buy the ticket of course, but it does not cost much and is worth every penny and more when you get to the deck.
Hitting Cape Town
Cape Peninsula has one of the few UNESCO world heritage sites in its midst. Cape Town is built on the tip of the African continent, and stares out into the South Atlantic Ocean. It also has great and amazing views that are hard to come by from anywhere else in the world. The Peninsula is dotted with wildlife safaris, national parks, vineyards, amazing beaches (that has African penguins) and other tons of surprises. You can even hire a yacht in Dubai and then make landing at Cape Town to set sail on a great sea journey.
Cruise the Nile River
If you are a fan of going on cruises, then you can take a tour on the great river Nile. The cruise ships come with crowds and lots of luxuries, so if you fancy alone time with family then hire a yacht in Dubai and take the whole tour. The longest river runs through several countries, so if you want to take the whole length it will take a couple of weeks. You can see that many different landscapes, and see how the African continent changes from one country to another on the luxury ships.
You can encounter wild animals and wildlife at Botswana and South Africa, see the beauty of Casablanca and Marrakech and its beautiful rainbow of colors. See the diverse culture of the Lebanese in Beirut and a lot of other sites when you visit one of the largest continents in the world and its connector in the Middle East.