We spent 6 weeks in the Middle East during our family gap year. It was long enough to get a taste of the region and leave us yearning for more. The kid’s favourite things were swimming in the Wadis in Oman and climbing all over the ancient ruins in Jordan! Mom & Dad’s favourite part was the food (always!) and watching the girl’s minds expand as they learned about the different cultures and religious differences in the region.
Family travel in the Middle East is definitely adventurous and many places are still off the beaten path for most people. It isn’t difficult though! The standard of living is generally high and Western conveniences are easy to find. It’s the perfect combination of easy travel and adventurous experiences!