BA reveals top five destinations from Middle East

The UK and North America feature heavily in UK airline giant's list

British Airways carrier at Dubai Airport
British Airways carrier at Dubai Airport
London Bridge (Getty)
London Bridge (Getty)
Times Square (Getty)
Times Square (Getty)
The White House (Getty)
The White House (Getty)
CN Tower (Getty)
CN Tower (Getty)
Houston (Getty)
Houston (Getty)

British Airways (BA) has announced its top five destinations for travellers from the Middle East. The list features North America heavily. “British Airways offers well-timed connections to North America through London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 with attractive fares to cities in Canada and the US,” said regional commercial manager, Middle East.

Paolo De Renzis. “In addition, passengers are able to break the journey in London and discover the best the city has to offer.”

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London
London can’t be beaten when it comes to history, culture and shopping. It has renowned museums and art galleries, such as the Natural History Museum and the Tate Modern, and world-famous attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London, that are a must on any visitor’s itinerary. The shopping is also first class with the likes of Oxford Street, Bond Street and Harrods.

New York
The city of the famed yellow cab is home to Broadway musicals, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and Central Park. ‘The Big Apple’ is full of great restaurants, fantastic shopping, sporting pursuits, museums and art galleries. Once the world’s tallest building, the Empire State Building is one of the city’s greatest attractions and offers spectacular views from the 86th floor observation deck.
Washington DC
A visit to Washington DC would not be complete without strolling down the Mall from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, a journey which takes in many of the city’s iconic monuments. This is a great place to get a real feel for American history, so spare some time for the many museums, including the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History, where visitors can view the Hope Diamond. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is great for children and anyone who has an interest in things that fly.
Toronto
For incredible views of this Canadian city, head to the CN Tower. One of the world’s tallest structures, it stands more than 550 metres high. There’s even a restaurant at the top where diners can feast on fine food as well as views. With around half of the city’s residents not born in Canada, the city is a melting pot of cultures and offers a great place to sample cuisine from around the world.
Houston
One of the top attractions in the Texan capital, is the Space Centre Houston, the official visitors’ centre for NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, where astronauts are trained. At the Space Centre Houston, families can learn about space exploration and experience how it feels to be in space. For shopping, be sure to visit the Galleria Mall which is home to Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Dior and more.

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