ETF Region: Middle East A Middle East ETF is an exchange-traded fund that invests in stocks of companies located in or doing business in the Middle East. Middle East ETFs provide exposure to an region that is often overlooked by investors. The Middle East has a population of over 1.6 billion people and a GDP of $2.5 trillion. The region is also home to some of the world's largest reserves of oil and gas. While the Middle East has historically been volatile, it has been one of the fastest-growing regions in recent years. Middle East ETFs offer a unique way to gain exposure to this dynamic region.