It depends whom you speak to- some people will include north African countries in Middle East and some don’t. The fun part is that Middle East is the center of the world, and you can reach any part of the world in a few hours in either direction from here.
This part of the world has been home for more than 16 years for me. With a rich culture and heritage, Middle East has historical places in Syria and Jordan, and the glitz and glamor in United Arab Emirates and other oil rich States. Whatever you fancy, check out the country pages for details.