Xtreme Gap Dubai (55)Whilst the Middle East may not be your obvious gap year destination, the chances are your flight will probably be heading through Dubai en route to somewhere exotic.

Definitely take advantage of the stopover option (especially if you are flying Emirates or Quatar Airways) to check out the Xtreme Dubai experience. Most likely this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something incredible!

From ripping through the Arabian desert on Dune buggies, to checking out the world’s tallest building and doing some serious shopping in the megamalls one thing is for sure the Middle East is certainly a land of extremes.


Check out our Middle East Gap Year Trips below.