Following up on this thread, I looked at PIA as recommended here. It looks pretty OK but the number and location of servers is not so good for me. East Asia is covered but the gulf region of the Middle East seems very poorly supported. I asked about PIA using Skype in UAE and nearby countries. This is what they said -
I have sent a couple of follow up questions but no answer so far.Thanks for reaching out to us today, Fred.
We don't see why the VPN would not work,
However as for working with Skype our application does not work.
Let us know if you have anymore questions for us.