The Middle East is a region that encompasses Western Asia and North Africa. It encompasses the countries of Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, Israel, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Palestinian Authority, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain. The Middle East generally has an arid and hot climate, and its winds vary as the terrain is vast. We have general information on the history of fighter kites in much of the regions, which has lead to a resurgence in contemporary kiting in many of the countries. Kite stores and kite sporting locations are growing in popularity.
Due to the political unrest of much of these areas, Drachen Foundation has not been able to research each individual country and document their kiting tradition.