Most Developed Countries in the Middle East


The Top Ten

1 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.

A small but powerful nation, Israel is a democracy and has highly educated population boasting great advancements in weapons, medicine and technology. - 4894938

Well, it is a developed country so that explains why its first. I am a Pakistani, but I don't bear any negativity towards Israel honestly. Its more that I have a bone to pick against its government (I also have the same against the Pakistani government), but that's about it. - CrimsonShark

The only democracy in the middle east, the safest country to visit and live. - gracecrook

Israel, the only country in the middle east, and around the world, made many of technological breakthroughs, in medical, energy usage of daily life, military, education, that applied to one of the smartest race in the world, The Jews.

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2 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

I can't help but have this feeling that the UAE is a bit too pompous as a country. I've personally been there numerous times, and tall buildings are commonplace. I can pretty much tell it's a developed country. Its really nice looking that's for sure, but its not my type of country personally. - CrimsonShark

This should be number 1 on the list. I don't get how the hell Israel (which is always in war and is wrecked and is so backward in terms of infrastructure than UAE can even be on this list). Just compare Dubai to Tel Aviv.

The UAE is the best country to live in with great leaders and people. Honestly, I personally believe it should be number 1

Obviously its UAE

3 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.

World richest country

Safety and Justice defines this country.

4 Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.
5 Bahrain Bahrain
6 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.

Now Israel yes, but Saudi Arabia being more advanced than Iran is just absurd. The country imports even mineral water.

I think they are in the 2nd place right after Israel. The reason is because other Persian Gulf countries are just big importers with beautiful buildings and fancy airlines and nothing more.

There was a time where Iran was one of the most Westernized, secular, progressive, and pro-American country in the region. The rest is history. Let that sink in. - Bolshoy_Brat

Most of countries above just sell enormous amout of oil and waste the money on weapons they don't even know how to use. Iran is a LITTLE better. At least they try.

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7 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.

It's a developing country that happens to have developed country aspects. But it does have a high potential to be a developed country in the near-future. - CrimsonShark

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

Best in the world third most valuable currency in the world RIAL OMANI

10 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

Turkey is spiraling downwards under Erdogan and the Saudi journalist situation doesn't help either. I'm rather concerned with the Turkish people. - Bolshoy_Brat

Turkey is the most devoloped country after Israel.

12 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.

Egypt is EXTREMELY developed. It pretty much created modern civilization, and is extremely powerful. One of the oldest countries in the world.

While ancient Egypt was one of the earliest-known civilizations, it is hardly the oldest, and certainly did NOT "pretty much create modern civilization." Ancient Greece and Rome were the prototypes for, and greatest influences on, modern

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

Seeing qatar in the top list,lol

14 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second more.


Pakistan is not even in the Middle East! Its situated directly in South Asia. Yes, it's a Muslim country, but outside of religion, Pakistan is rather different compared to the Middle East in a lot of ways.

Also, it is a developing country with a good amount of resources and in developed areas, it is rather thriving. It should also be noted that Pakistan is (Currently) the only Muslim country to possess Nuclear Power, which is an impressive, but also a dangerous record. - CrimsonShark

15 Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres.
16 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

This is not in the Middle East...

17 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.
18 Iraq Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. more.
19 Syria Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.
20 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.
21 Palestine Palestine
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