Top 10 Cities in the Middle East

The Top Ten

1 Dubai

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.

It's the very best!

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

Dubai is the best 10th city in the world 😊

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2 Beirut

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.

The most beautiful city in the world

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3 Istanbul

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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4 Jerusalem

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 must be good but it's not better than Tehran. I've already gone Iran. it has one of the most strongest security forces.

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5 Abu Dhabi

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

Green city in middle east, less traffic other than other capital city in Gulf countries

Its close to Dubai and very nice

Will be best city in 2030

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6 Manama

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

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!

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

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7 Riyadh

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.

Nice large modern clean city with lots of rich historical places in and around Riyadh.

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

Best city Riyadh

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8 Tehran

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.


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9 Jeddah

East or west, Jeddah is the best!

Beautiful city Jeddah

I love jeddah

Jeddah is mother land for all foriegners

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10 Kuwait City

Freedom, rich, historical, big city, smart and educated westernised people with a Democratic constitution

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

Really Amazing city! Best Malls in middle east and really nice Skyscrappers

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The Contenders

11 Sharm 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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12 Doha

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

best place

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13 Mecca

I like clock tower

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

Mecca wil be great

Best city in the world

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14 Bethlehem

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

15 Muscat

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...

One of the best places to live in...!

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16 Amman

Beautiful, up and coming city!

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!

A very modern city with beautiful buildings and landscape! Also high rise towers are being constructed mowadays

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17 Tel 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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18 Dammam V 4 Comments
19 Byblos

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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20 Damascus

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

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