Windcatcher(بادگیر ),is a traditional Persian architectural element to create natural ventilation in buildings. Windcatchers come in various designs: uni-directional, bi-directional, and multidirectional. Windcatchers remain present in many countries and can be found in traditional Persian-influenced architecture throughout the Middle East. Yazd,Iran
Petra (Jordan). 'Ever since Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered this spectacular site in 1812, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra has been drawing the crowds – and with good reason. This is one of the Middle East’s most treasured attractions and when the sun sets over the landscape of tombs, carved facades, pillars and sandstone cliffs, it’s a hard-hearted visitor who is left unaffected by its magic.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/jordan/sights/archaeological-site/petra
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE With 82 domes and enough room to accommodate 40,000 worshippers, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not only one of the largest mosques in the world but also one of the most beautiful with a marble courtyard featuring mosaics of flowers native to the Middle East.