Middle East 2017
The Middle East is something different. Generally, aside from the war zones, it is as safe as anywhere else in the world. Travelers from many countries still visit, unlike what the news and Western government travel warnings would like you to believe. Violence and terrorist attacks against civilians are generally rare. The people are nice, the cost of things cheap to expensive depending on the country, and the language spoken, Arabic and English. Even the tourist hawkers are not as aggressive as in some other places. As usual, watch out for certain shady characters can really talk you out of your money.