For years both expats and local have tried numerous ways to Unblock Social Media in the Middle East and getting around the rather draconian internet filtering and generally conservative censorship in Middle Eastern countries. If you wish to use Facebook messenger in KSA or use Skype in UAE, then you will have some problems. If you have a VPN installed on your laptop, tablet or smart phone however, this will be a problem of the past. When you have an active VPN connection running on your device you will not only be able to bypass all local internet censorship on social media apps, but you will be able to access them totally anonymously also.

For only a few dollars per month, you manage to gain total internet freedom on each of your devices, just the same as you would if you were in the west.

Many British expats use a VPN in the UAE to watch BBC iPlayer unblocked among other UK only TV apps. A VPN is by far the best way of not only opening up the full potential of the internet, but also is a great way of gaining a fully secure internet connection when on public or hotel WIFI due to its military grade encryption, making it impossible to hack your data.