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Weekend trip to a Middle Eastern City

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Hello, I am studying abroad for 3 months starting in September in Barcelona Spain. I have never been outside of North America before so I want to see Asia and Africa outside of experiencing Europe. Some friends and I will be visiting Morocco after school in December, so I want to go Asia on one of my 3 day weekends. I am on a tight budget so it needs to be cheap and not too far from Spain. This basically limits it to the Middle East. I am fascinated with the architecture and history of the Middle East, however my greatest concern is safety. The conflict with the Syrian War and ISIS concerns me greatly and makes me considering spending the money for Dubai or Qatar or even India to be more aware from the trouble area. I am a architecture student and want to study urban design/planning, walk able cities, historic preservation and public space. Some friends and I decided on Istanbul, but with the multiple bombings and the military trying to overthrow the government we changed our mind. We have considered 3 days in either Amman Jordan (day trip to Petra), Antalya Turkey, Bodrum Turkey, Konya Turkey, Izmir Turkey (Ephesus), Haifa/Akko Israel, Nazareth Israel, Tel Aviv Israel, or Jerusalem Israel. I am open to anywhere, but it needs to be cheap, easy to fly from Barcelona, and not a large safety threat. I know that all of Europe and the Middle East is dangerous, and I don't mind taking risks, but I need to be smart about it. Thanks for any suggestions.

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