The Middle East doesn’t have its reputation for being hot and dry for no reason, but if you plan ahead, you can ensure you have the best weather for the kind of trip you’re taking.

Largely considered the best time to visit, the spring months from March to May offer the chance to see the stunning wild flowers bloom in the mountain areas.

June to August is the hottest time of the year, with uncomfortable summer temperatures. Your best destinations are coastal cities where you have more of a chance of a breeze.

The autumn months from September to November are good for spending time exploring Egypt and Jordan, and the winter months from December to February boast fewer crowds as well as pleasantly warm weather.