Top 10 Cities in the Middle East

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1Dubai

Dubai is a city that has everything from shopping to best infrastructure and hotels. It is one of the ideal places to live in the Middle East as it has everything to offer to foreign tourists.

I think Dubai is an amazing city for shopping, best dining places, great concerts all year round, but it lacks history. three days will be enough.

Has the biggest mall in the world=The Dubai Mall-Has over 1200 shops

Very expensive.

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2Beirut

Beirut is absolutely the best city in the Middle East.. Hospitality, Nightlife, Beaches, International food... It's the Paris of the Middle East!

I totally agree... A city that is modern and antique at the same time! I simply love the city because it's a city that is very charming. Definitely a city everyone should visit in a lifetime.. Try to be more original and try Beirut instead of Paris!

Lebanese wife... Best food in the region, most beautiful coastline that I've ever seen, gorgeous mountains, and food that will redefine your religious beliefs.

I've been to many cities in middle east and Beirut is absolutely the best... nightlife, food, friendly people everywhere.. I felt in love with this city!

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3Istanbul

Istanbul is an old city! And does have this days a lot of world wide business companies! In addition that it's have the best climate in middle east, and it's are a nationalities Complex! And we can not deny the nightlife in Istanbul! Also it is the 2nd largest city in the world with 13 million population!, and The best and the modernest transportation linking their parts to each other! And rather than that it's a Complex between East and West, and the more you search the more you get about Istanbul! As Napoleon said, "If the world was a single state, Istanbul were the capital"

Largest city and very nice and safe city and modern city

The city is perfect destination for the culture and history, it was capital city of byzantine and ottoman empire.

Istanbul is NOT an Arabic city like others, European kind of people lives in Turkey.

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4Jerusalem

A truly phenomenal city! I felt right at home, and, blimey, I live quite a distance from Israel.

A truly amazing city. A lot of great places

Beautiful. Rich in culture and history

It is the best

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5Abu Dhabi

Clean, organized, has unique buildings that can also be world record and people are peaceful and friendly

Its close to Dubai and very nice

Loved it here. Very simply it's a living responsable entity that is united

Will be best city in 2030

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6Manama

According to a local Bahrani, Manama is "as you like". It's got a nice lived-in feel and is open like Dubai - and much less expensive!

Tiny but beautiful, to be honest, nothing compares with Bahrain in the Mid-east its very chill and laid back, lots of history and just enough entertainment!

It very clean

Bahrain is the top 1st business growing countries in the Middle East and racked 11th in the world

Incredible laid back country, people are so positive and respectful too!

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7Riyadh

This city holds the economy of whole Middle East. I don't think this is deserved to be best, but Riyadh deserved to be the most powerful city in Middle East.

Its really really classy city I love been there and I got chocked I thought ill go to a forgotten city in the middle of the dessert but life over there was overwhelming big streets luxury cars tall towers eveywhere a lot of nice malls it's a city that I wont say no to live in everyday

I love riyadh cause it less expensive than other city in mid east

Best city Riyadh

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8Jeddah

Beautiful city with amazing malls and beaches and much more..

I love Jeddah should be no4 love it

Its really amazing city its more opened up than you think and people here are very generous with open mind and big hearts that's chocked me I love jedda everyday more and more they have the greatest malls ever night lifes never die privets island and beach over the weekend, you will never get bored here I love it

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9Tehran

Best city in middle east. With excellent Persian food and also modern city where you can relax Iranians call it city of light.

Very modern and clean metropolitan city.the living standards (housing, public transportation, medical facilities, ) in Tehran is way better than other middle eastern cities.

I have heard from lots of people who travelled to Tehran, they fell in love with the city. Another remark was about rich culture and friendly people of Tehran.

This city is so stupid I much prefer Jeddah

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10Kuwait City

Kuwait City is a small beautiful city a mix of New York and Paris with amazing architecture and many wonderful things to do

Best cities in the world! Its more beautiful than New Jersey! Similar of newyork but in small city

Kuwait city is the Middle East's bride.. there are the best malls in the Middle East.. I think The Avenues mall is thae best of the best in the Middle East.. it has also the tallest sclupted tower in the world " ALHAMRA".. The most braethtaking view of the sunset you can enjoy watching in The Kuwait towers.. 1010

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11Sharm el-Sheikh

That's the real meaning of vacation. Sunshine in the morning and dancing all night... Delicious food... Nice people everywhere... Everyday is different... Lots of activists throughout the day.
I highly recommend it to stressful corporate employes and to all incentive vacations. It's a lifetime trip.

Nightlife, peacefulness, coral reefs, colourful fish, its simply a beauty given by nature!

...Sharm el-Sheikh... Sharm el-Sheikh have many tourist attractions like Naama Beach, Ras Mohamd, Tiran and Sanafir isles ... I love to ride beach buggies

Relax like you don't have a thing to do.

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12Doha

Doha is one of the best places to live in. It is safe (al hamdullah), it has lots of shopping, the West Bay is amazing, everything in Doha is just great!. I would recommend you to visit Doha before the year 2022 because that's the year when Qatar is going to host the FIFA World Cup. I hope you visit Doha and love the city, and maybe want to live there!

Most amazing place in terms of safety and hospitality, great malls, beautiful beach, katana and pearl Qatar are must visit places.
Have one of the best corniche in the entire Middle East. I've been to the others, but I happen to it's the best. Most beautiful city lights during Qatar national days

Safe city friendly people will be the most developed city

It's a very developed beautiful city

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13Mecca

Mecca is not allowed to enter for non Muslim. If I can visit there, I will.

Lovely city surrounded by mountains and has the scared mosque in the middle of the city

Beautiful & best city in the world

Mecca wil be great

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14Bethlehem

I love it. One of the best cities. A rich culture.

15Muscat

It's one of its kind! A must visit place and perfect place to call home... Great nation with great leader... Amazing beaches a lot things to do if you are out door... Cost if lyf is good. Muscat the best city in the gulf.

It's a unique city with beautiful mountains... Less traffic compared to other cities in Middle East

I lived there for almost three years and even if it's very calm it's a beautiful place, the beaches, the people, everything is amazing there! As I said it's very calm, not a lot of people, with a nice historical background, we find every thing we need. The hotels for tourists are luxious and beautiful...

Awesome city beautiful for living my second home

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16Amman

Clean, Organized, Stable and safe city. Booming nightlife scene as well as a good underground art scene including music, theater and stand-up comedy.

Amman is one of the best cities in the Middle East, People are friendly, you can be yourself and feel like you are home, it's clean and it has both modern and Middle Eastern life style, it should be in top 3 at least!

Most secured place in the region and gorgeous as well

Rich in culture and it's original, not fake

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17Tel Aviv

The most modern city in the Middle East with a vibrant nightlife scene beautiful beaches, amazing weather and high technology

No tel aviv should be number one because it is a very beiutiful city the buldings are like in new york. In beirut they crosse!

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19Byblos

Byblos is the most fantastic city in Lebanon. A very good shops, museums...

One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.. Beautiful until today

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20Damascus

Its no4 safest place on world amman is very ugly and dirty

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