2. Socotra Island, Yemen
One of the most amazing natural wonders of the Middle East, this weird and a bit isolated island is also one of the most spectacular wonders of the world. The island was used as a trading base and is mentioned in such ancient texts as Greek Tablets and Travels of Marco Polo. Socotra is a small archipelago of only four islands in the Indian Ocean, and it is so isolated that a third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet. The Bottle Tree and the Dragon Tree, are among the most striking species. There are also some wonderful beaches.