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Western Asia (Region)

Detailed LGBTQIA+ country and regional guides with all the information you need when travelling
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Discover Western Asia with Gayther’s interactive travel guides designed for the LGBTQIA+ community (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender etc.) and its allies planning to travel to the region.

With eighteen detailed country and nine regional guides all highlighting the community’s safety within any given country. The guides also feature a wide range of essential information, such as what type of electrical plugs are used. Discover the best time of year to visit with the interactive weather search facility and translations for common phrases.

Gayther travel guides have all the information you need when planning a trip
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Learn more about the exceptional and diverse global LGBTQIA+ community. Discover interesting facts, join in the fun with interactive games, learn more about the exceptional pioneers and advocates and take pride in all of the sexualities, gender identities and special groups. Discover all things LGBTQIA+ with Gayther today


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(pronounced - wes-tern-ey-zhuh | ˈwɛs tərnˈeɪ ʒə)
DEMONYMS:  Arab, Arabian, Asian, Middle Eastern

Western Asia is the third-largest region in Asia and comprises eighteen countries. The region is 4.5 million square kilometres or 1.8 million square miles, making up 14% of the continent. Western Asia has eleven official languages, three timezones and c.7.9 million (3.6%) of the LGBTQIA+ population.

by the number of countries
1 (6%)
High or Very High (LGBTQIA+ Equality)
9 (50%)
Low or Very Low (LGBTQIA+ Equality)


Whenever planning a trip overseas, knowing what types of plugs are used and other electricity information is crucial for making sure you protect your equipment and devices as well as ensuring that you have the right adapters with you. The Gayther Worldwide electricity guides provide three interactive and fun ways to quickly and easily find electricity-related information


Arab, Arabian, Asian, Middle Eastern
Demonyms & Adjectivals
(Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean)
square kilometres
Total Area
c.298 million
Total Population
c.7.9 million
LGBTQIA+ Population
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Over the past 50 years, the LGBTQIA+ global community has seen many positive developments, where the rights and protection for community members have greatly improved. The improvements and changes are a direct result of the exceptional individuals who stood up, often at great personal risk, to fight for and promote community rights. Discover more about some of these exceptional individuals today

  List of Countries

Discover the detailed country and regional guides available on Gayther. Learn about the LGBTQIA+ equality status, currencies used, languages spoken, everyday phrases and much more. Search for any given country by name (in alphabetical order). If you want to learn more about any given country, please click on the flag, or the country name, which will open the required content in a new window

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..your world to discover

When travelling, as a non-native speaker of a language or when you cannot speak, communicating how you are thinking and feeling to a medical practitioner can be challenging. The medical diagnosis interpreter, also known as the MDI, is a free click and point solution where you can use literal translations for up to 89 different languages
Knowing the local emergency telephone numbers is crucial, whether at home or abroad. The Gayther guide not only provides the various telephone numbers for the emergency services worldwide but also common phrases in the native language

Gayther Affinity is a private platform for the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends. A space that gives you the freedom to be yourself, helping you communicate with and connect to people similar to yourself from around the world and from all age groups and backgrounds. Get involved with groups discussions, ask questions or quickly search for inclusive business, services, and events near you. Gayther Affinity is committed to safeguarding its users. Through a closed network where user registration is required and enforcing block/report policies and functions to stop online abuse. Signup for your free Affinity account today.


When travelling, getting around often takes time and planning. The Gayther travel and transport section features thousands of airports, trains, metro stations, ports and many more modes of transport across the globe. Discover our interactive tool, featuring enhanced airport and metro station listings making it even easier to get from A to B

  Climate / Weather

Western Asia’s climate data is based on daily averages over fifteen years. The climate data is comprised of the following data sets:
  • Average temperatures – based on the average daily recorded temperatures (available in degrees Celsius (Metric) and degrees Fahrenheit (Imperial))
  • Low temperatures – based on the average daily lowest recorded temperatures (available in degrees Celsius (Metric) and degrees Fahrenheit (Imperial))
  • High temperatures – based on the average daily highest recorded temperatures (available in degrees Celsius (Metric) and degrees Fahrenheit (Imperial))
  • Average rainfall – based on the average daily recorded rainfall (available in centimetres (Metric) and inches (Imperial)
  • Average wind speed – based on the average daily recorded wind speeds (available in kilometres per hour (Metric) or miles per hour (Imperial)
  • Average snowfall – based on the average daily recorded snowfall (available in centimetres (Metric) and inches (Imperial)

MONTHLY HEATMAP - discover the average temperature

The 12-month heatmap is a rough guide based on monthly average temperatures taken across the entire country. Temperatures within larger countries will likely vary significantly by each region, which is not reflected within the heatmaps
Click on < > to navigate back and forward between the various months

  Travel Inspiration

QUICK LINKS:  January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
Need inspiration and ideas around possible travel destinations at different times in the year? Our easy-to-use guide provides you with the ten top worldwide destinations. Learn more about the monthly average temperature for the highlighted destinations every month of the year.

click here  Click on the flag or name of the highlighted destination for more information


With 24 time zones observed around the world, it can be 5 am in one country and 5 pm at the same time in another part of the world. The Gayther time zone guides provide four fun and interactive ways to find out any time zones and whether daylight savings time is observed for every country around the world. Discover all things time-related today

  Useful Information


(literal translations for popular languages)

western asia
asia occidental
asie occidentale
غرب آسيا
מערב אסיה
पश्चिमी एशिया
ásia ocidental
западная азия
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Asie de l’Ouest (fr) | Westasien (de) | Asia Occidental (es) | Asia Occidentale (it) | West-Azië (du) | Ásia Ocidental (pt)

Unique currencies


Unique emergency numbers

230 volts | 50 watts
Average electricity volts and watts
9 plugs
(A, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, L)

Drive on the Right


Official languages spoken


Time zones used


It is estimated that there are over seven thousand languages and dialects spoken around the world. When travelling, it is important to find out what languages are spoken where, as well, as key phrases and terms in those languages. The Gayther Worldwide languages guide features all of the main languages spoken around the world, organised by country and region. Discover all things languages today
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The information displayed on this page is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute advice. It is essential that before travelling that you independently establish information relating specifically to your requirements and circumstances. Though we endeavour to keep all information across the site updated, we do not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of any information displayed. The languages and terms featured on this page are literal translations and have not been validated or verified. The service is provided free of charge, and by using it, you accept that you are doing so at your own risk. This page may contain external links to third party websites; Gayther provides these links for your convenience and does not endorse, warrant or recommend any particular products or services. By clicking on any external links, you will leave Gayther and be taken to the third-party website, which you do so at your own risk and by accessing the site, you will be required to comply with the external third party’s terms and conditions of use and privacy policies
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