Why ping response time to cloudflare ip within the UAE are quite high

I started using cloudflare as a proxy to my home server and i quite love it, but why are response times so high while reaching cloudflare from UAE? i am on Etisalat network

Reply from 172.67.196.52: bytes=32 time=163ms TTL=58
Reply from 172.67.196.52: bytes=32 time=121ms TTL=58
Reply from 172.67.196.52: bytes=32 time=115ms TTL=58
Reply from 172.67.196.52: bytes=32 time=122ms TTL=58

What do you see on this page?

https://cloudflare-test.judge.sh/

Do you get low latency if you ping 1.1.1.1?

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Due to the way routing in the country works some requests are sent to data center locations that are not necessarily the closest geographically.
For example, if we do not have a peering relationship with your network provider or if that cache location is under heavier load, we may route the traffic to another POP.`

You can always check how the traffic is routed by tracerouting your network

will give you more info from where you get traffic.

Hope that helps!

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here are the results

fl=22f254
h=www.cloudflare.com
ip=x.x.x.x
ts=1611934016.767
visit_scheme=https
uag=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/88.0.4324.104 Safari/537.36
colo=NRT
http=http/2
loc=AE
tls=TLSv1.3
sni=plaintext
warp=off
gateway=off

tracert

1 <1 ms <1 ms 5 ms alsolh-router.alsolh [192.168.1.1]
2 1 ms <1 ms 1 ms bba573534.alshamil.net.ae [86.98.218.2]
3 4 ms 2 ms 4 ms 10.246.250.45
4 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms 195.229.4.88
5 119 ms 120 ms 122 ms 195.229.3.49
6 137 ms 125 ms 125 ms ams-ix.as13335.net [80.249.211.140]
7 134 ms 135 ms 134 ms 104.21.52.63

tracert to 1.1.1.1

Tracing route to one.one.one.one [1.1.1.1]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms alsolh-router.alsolh [192.168.1.1]
2 1 ms 8 ms 16 ms bba573534.alshamil.net.ae [86.98.218.2]
3 62 ms 1 ms 1 ms 10.246.250.46
4 10 ms 3 ms 3 ms 195.229.4.92
5 11 ms 3 ms 3 ms 195.229.31.228
6 3 ms 3 ms 3 ms 195.229.31.228
7 5 ms 3 ms 3 ms 195.229.4.43
8 2 ms 4 ms 2 ms one.one.one.one [1.1.1.1]

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@stefano1 so should i raise a ticket with the traceroute? you notice it goes to europe instead of uae
6 137 ms 125 ms 125 ms ams-ix.as13335.net [80.249.211.140]

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