Top Hidden Gems only locals know about in Middle East

Let’s go on a journey of discovery as we explore ‘wow-worthy’ countries. The UAE, Turkey, South Africa and the Middle East, and the local hidden gems surrounding some of our hotels in these destinations.

Everyone wants to explore like a local. We want to experience the best that a city has to offer. We want to take in the history, the culture, the people, the vibe, and of course, those hidden gems that the locals treasure the most!

Magical Makkah

Starting off in the holiest of places, Makkah is full of beauty, cultural and religious significance and adorned with beautiful architecture. Whether there for the Hajj, a holiday or a business trip, you’ll find plenty to see. Similarly, there are shopping districts offer something a little different. Need a place to stay? Choose one of our two Makkah hotels. The Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Aziziyah is close to the Masjid al-Haram mosque and offers spa and fitness facilities, as well as a delicious choice of food from the Al Sharq Restaurant.

Alternatively the Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Al Naseem is as grand as it is well-located. Set in the heart of the city, it’s a great location if you want to easily access Mina Muzdalifah and the Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

Masjid Al-Haram Grand Mosque in Makkah

Delightful Dubai

Follow us through the UAE, exploring all the trendy places in Dubai, like the Dubai Kartdome, IMG World of Adventure, and Golf in Dubai. We’ll do Abu Dhabi like a local, visiting the Manart Culture District. Expect fascinating architecture, rich culture, and unmatched beauty. UAE, we’re on our way! Stay with us at the Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City, your window will over look Dubai’s largest racetrack and you’ll be close tosome beautiful locations like the Dubai Miracle Gardens.

Middle East

Tantalizing Turkey

Offering a vast wealth of history and culture, our Turkey discoveries are extensive, covering all the Istanbul gems, from Mihrabat Garden to the Bosphorus Canal, and the beautiful and historical urban park at the Emirgan Neighbourhood, and even the Kemerali Market stretching from Konak Square to the ancient Agora. A mesmerizing mix of modern and exotic, Turkey is a gem-filled country that we can’t wait to explore further. Park Inn has hotels dotted all over Turkey to give you the closest stay to everything you want to see and do.

For business trips and stopovers, choose the Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Airport, Odayeri. And for city-scape lovers, choose the Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Atasehir.

Turkey Istanbul

Sweet South Africa

The variety of discovery that South Africa boasts is something very special, and we’ll be featuring only the best that the landscape, people and cities have to offer. From the iconic Cape Town promenade to the Orlando Towers in Johannesburg or ‘Jozi’ as the locals like to call it, we’ll be showing off the most treasured and uniquely South African spots. For a view of the mountains and the city nestled below, stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore, boasting great views, atmosphere and bars, it’s a great place to stay.

Cape Town Kirstenbosch

Let’s go gem-hunting!