Top 5 Movies from Middle East that Flame Your Travel Instinct

Travel is fun, inspiring, and exciting! We all know that but often tend to forget. This is when the movies come into our rescue and remind us that. Every movie industry has done that from time immemorial to inspire people to pack their bags and go somewhere, anywhere, and everywhere. From Indian subcontinent you have movies like Queen, ZIndagi Na MilegiDobara, etc while from Hollywood you have movies like The Bucket List, Into the Wild, etc that have been the travel inspiration for years. Middle Eastern movie industry is no different. Here listing you the Top 5 movies from Middle East that are travel inspiration for today, tomorrow, and always.

Captain Abu Raed – A Synopsis

This is a Jordanian film directed in 2007 that narrates the life of a lonely airport janitor. One day he founds a pilot’s hat and local children ask him for stories of his adventures. The children thought him for a captainmistakenly. Through his stories, children and Abu Raedlearnedthe powers of dreams even in the poverty. The story focuses on friendship rather than religious matters.

The Fall

This film was set in 1920s in Los Angeles, and illustrates an injured Hollywood stuntman and a young Romanian girl who were recovering in the same hospital. The injured man tellsa fantastical story for the girl, but in the storytelling process, the line between reality and fictioncoincides. The impressive scenes were filmed in over 20 countries, especially Middle Eastern nations. The particular shots in Istanbul demonstrate the architecture andart of the region.

Children of Heaven

The film was releasedin 1997in Iran. The story centers on a brother and sister who growing up in the poverty. The story demonstrates the heart-warmth of family love. They have only one pair of shoes each and the brother loses sister’s shoes when he is collecting fromcobbler. They decided to share his shoes till they buy shoes for sister.

Anlat İstanbul (Istanbul Tales)

Anlat İstanbul named as ‘Istanbul Tales’ in English and released in 2005. The film highlights the beauty of Istanbul and it is a series of interweaving stories by 5 directors. It illustrates the magic of Istanbul by fairy tale stories like Red Riding Hood, the Pied Piper, and Cinderella to modern day city. The film has received awards at the Istanbul International Turkish Film Festival.

Color of Paradise

The award-winning movie was directed by Majid Majidi in 1999. The film is about a young blind boy called Mohammed, who was sent away from the love by his father to neighboring town to apprentice in carpentry. The film shows stunning visual views of Iran and provokes you to travel Iran once in a lifetime.

World is filled with amazing destinations. Don’t stay at one place because that would be like reading the first page of book only. Book a flight, reserve a hotel, go to a new place, and be inspired.


Top 5 Places to Go for a Vacation in May

Probably, the month May must be your favorite because it’s vacation time and family fun time. Few countries shiver with winter season while some other sleep in balmy nights as the summer season gets on. So, people intend to escape their unstable weather conditions and enjoy somewhere where the weather is pleasant and they get quality time to spend with family. So, this May go to your favorite place and bring out the hidden wanderlust in you.

Now, you must be puzzled with a question ‘Where to go?’ There’s a bucket list of travel destinations to spend your time during May. Just pick a place, pack your bags and fly. However, there are few places which deserve a special mention. Here’s listing out the top vacation spots for May holidays.

Bali, Indonesia

The Indonesian island, Bali is one of my most favorite holiday destinations. Adventure lovers and nature lovers will surely fall in love with its white and clear beaches which are ideal for water activities and outdoor adventures. So, it’s time to wear your favorite shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits. Lastly, get rejuvenated at one of Bali’s many luxury spas.

London, United Kingdom

You may have visited London several times but, there’s always some more to this beautiful city. You can find many things to do and see. London is such an overwhelming destination. One must include major sights like Tower of London, London Eye, and Buckingham Palace in their itinerary. Find the best of London on your own and have lifetime lovely experiences.

Lille, France

Lille is a historical and architectural feast to the history lovers. Lille has transformed into a cultural and commercial hub lately. It is famous for its old town feature with Flemish accent, art museums, shopping, dining, and student-driven nightlife.


Malta is a European island — a home for the medieval town, pristine beaches, classical temples, and Maltese vineyards. Beat the crowds in May to get refreshed at the beach shores. Don’t miss Gozo private tour and hear stories of Homer’s.

West Bengal and Sikkim, India

Beat the summer in India’s own Switzerland; travel to Sikkim. Sikkim is a fabulous destination in the month of May. Visit Lake Tsomgo, Yumthang Valley, Nathu La, glaciers near the Himalayas and experience splendid time with the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Now you know where to go for a memorable fun-filled family vacation. We may travel for distraction but we all come back with priceless memories. Nothing can substitute memories. Keep travelling this May!

Happy Traveling!
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