Top 10 Cities in the Middle East

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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.

It's the very best!

Except that it has the worst postal service in the civilized world.

Has some of the worlds best architectural structures. Advanced in technology, smart people. Extremely beautiful and extravagant. INDOOR SKI HILL. Great city. Abu Dabhi should be in second, dubai in first. - dragonfly99

The best in Middle East with no comparison

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Beirut is absolutely the best city in the Middle East.. Hospitality, Nightlife, Beaches, International food... Its 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.

Best city I ever seen

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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 was best city in the world and now ı can say best in Middle East

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4Abu 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

Will be the most developed city in gcc one day

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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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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

The people is very discipline and very holistic

Probably the best City in Middle East

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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!

Free place for every one

Manama has one of the best skylines in Middle East!

Bahrain is beautiful country

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8Kuwait City

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

It the best city ever!

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

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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

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

10Sharm 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.

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

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

The Contenders


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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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.

Tehran should be on top 5

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


Most beautiful city in the world

Awesome city words cannot explain the continuous return of people to visit the Muslim holy city of Mecca. Highly recommended-Muaweya Manuel

No place like this


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

It is very beautiful city than other city in mid east

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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!

Beautiful, up and coming city!

Most secured place in the region and gorgeous as well

Amman is secured, clean and organized city.

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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

Best city in the world!

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!


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

Byblos is the cradle of alphabet. I invite everybody to visit!

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

Byblos is just a peace of heaven on earth!

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

Best city in the world!

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