Best Countries in the Middle East

The Top Ten

1 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

Although you are officially born Muslim (written on your identity card) there are no consequences to claim another religion or become an atheist and announce it publicly. The women choose whether to cover their hair or not. If you feel oppressed just shout it out or ignore them. The best Muslim country to see and feel both Europe and Middle East

Modern and secular nation with both european and middle eastern cultures which also have ties with central asian culture.

This country is in the Middle East, whoever said it wasn't Middle Eastern is an idiot.

I don’t really know much about it but it sounds fun

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2 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

They have a democracy, and though their government is very Jewish run and has Jewish theocracy as they have for thousands of years (and rightfully so as they are God's people), they respect Christians and Muslims who are willing to cooperate and be peaceful. Its free, its beautiful, it's the land of many holy sites, and it will always be a great nation.

Move Israel to number one! They have something that most Middle Eastern countries don't have, and that is, of course, freedom! - SovietZephyr

Israel is democratic, has equality, is the literal holy land, and supports anti-Mahmoud uprisings. Israel not only looks out for it's own people, but for the people of the world as a whole.

Good but the poltics r terrible

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3 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

Nice people. Pollution is high in Tehran though.

Best country in planet earth

Iran is deep in culture and history. Iran is also a country with highly educated people.

3rd place sounds fair.

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4 United Arab Emirates (UAE)

This country has beautiful cities, houses, beaches, and hotels. It is also the 50th most peaceful country in the world according to the 2015 Global Peace Index. I'd defiantly come here one day!

I don't know what to say about this beautiful and amazing country its just beautiful

A place where to set the best imaginary goals

It has burj khalifa

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5 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle east) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic The capital city is Riyadh.

People misunderstood this country lot

Hell no.Extremely religious. almost no freedom public executions

I love this country I love the holy land I love Jeddah this place is so nice it should be higher I'm a women born here and they don't treat me bad ok so please no bad comments

6 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Come on, it's bloody egypt!


Best country ever.Should be #1.


7 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

If anyone want to experience Heaven on earth than visit Lebanon beside It's the only country in Middle East which gives you more rights!

You got way more civil rights in this beautiful country along with a great economy and education!

Best weather, beat food drinks, beat place forever. - Ahmad_Istanbouli


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8 Qatar Qatar Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Qatar Doha is awesome

I guess.

Qatar is beautiful sometimes decorative.
Even the airport is actually incredible.
Actually I live in Qatar in a city called Al-khor.
Qatar is save very save

9 Syria Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

You know there is something wrong with this list if Syria is on here

We got a Idiot here.

Are you kidding me!?!?

Propaganders I am syrian I went to syria it's a BEAUTIFUL place! you just watch lots of american medias don't get your self fooled I went to a lot of place I loved it there

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10 Bahrain Bahrain

The Contenders

11 Kuwait Kuwait

Amazing peaceful place to live and work, Top educated people in the region, Modern streets and info-structure

Better than Syria

Greatest Country ever.

I guess.

12 Iraq Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. more.

Greatest country ever


13 Oman Oman Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

Not too strict with religion, and beautiful

Best country ever

Oman is best

14 Jordan Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.


15 Yemen Yemen Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

That where I live and that's where medical is first created by the dragon blood tree.

You're joking, right?

This person got a point. He or she is so right you don't even know. Me and this person are both Yemenis, and we know how littt Yemen is. Next time you should put Yemen for number one.

Hi that’s where I was born

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16 Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.
17 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.
18 Armenia Armenia Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the more.

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