Travelling in the Middle East has never been so accessible for Aussies, writes Ben Groundwater.
There is nothing to suggest Iran is unsafe but you will face further paperwork if you travel to the US.
Your son should apply in advance for a transit visa, which will allow him to enter Qatar.
Abu Dhabi has a wealth of architectural wonders and more are waiting in the wings.
The deserts have been transformed into a playground for thrillseekers.
Impressive entertainment options, good meals and professional flight attendants make this service great.
A better option might be to fly Tashkent-Dubai with Uzbekistan Airways and Dubai-Tehran with Mahan Air.
An excellent choice for those looking for high-end comforts while stopping over in Dubai.