Best Countries in the Middle East

The Top Ten
1 Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea, and shares borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, and Egypt to the southwest; it is also ...read 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.

The only country in middle east that allows minority religions to practice without discrimination. Muslims, Christians, Druze, Jews, all have more civil rights than any other middle eastern country. Only Kurdistan comes close, while rest of countries pay lip service to their own constitutions, and persecution is ongoing.

The only true democracy in the Middle East and also the only Middle Eastern country with a growing Christian population. Half of the Israeli population doesn't have a single European ancestor thanks to the mass exodus and purging campaigns that brought the Jews in most of the Muslim Nations towards the brink of extinction.

The only true democratic country in the region. the only country with freedom of speech and the only country with tolerance to others. In Israel you can be whatever you like and no one will judge you. you could be LGBTQ, Arab, Jewish or whatever. also Israel is ranked in the 10 happiest countries according to Forbes Magazine.

2 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. ...read more.

It's a great country! It's beautiful, it's old, it has history, it has good architecture too! And again, the only problem is the government

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

Nice people. Pollution is high in Tehran though.

Men, woman and children are all educated here, and woman have rights. quite honestly, it's the spitting image of how other middle eastern countries should provide equal opportunity for all sexes.

3 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, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The country is encircled by seas on three sides with the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles, which together form the Turkish Straits, divide Thrace and Anatolia and separate Europe and Asia. ...read 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.

Very modern and open minded compared to arab countries.

Yes this country is Middle Eastern, 97% of it is located is in Asia and with a primarily Middle Eastern culture and religion

4 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. Lebanon is situated in the middle of the fertile crescent on the eastern Mediterranean sea overlooking Europe, North Africa ...read 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!

I have never been so happy to be Lebanese I mean really Lebanon is like a vacation and your favorite things come together only better.

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

Best Food, weather and nightlife, friendly people everywhere.. Must visit!

5 United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, or simply the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia (The Middle East). It is located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula and shares borders with Oman and Saudi Arabia, while having maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran. Abu Dhabi is the nation's ...read more.

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!

Best place for work

It has burj khalifa

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

6 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a country on the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It has a land area of about 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Asia, the second-largest in the Arab world, and the largest in Western Asia. It is bordered ...read more.

Saudi Arabia is fine

7 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. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, ...read more.

Egyptians are very nice, not edgy and dark like Australians and Qataris, not overly conservative like Saudis, and not as flashy and sometimes rude as the Emiratis, though the Emirati people themselves are pretty decent. It's the Expats that are a huge problem. They are not ultranationalist (again like Kuwaitis and Australians) with Australians and Kuwaitis both having a ton of issues with the police of both countries attacing and harassing foreigners at random (This is why Australia is rated as a level 4 country on the Canadian Website).

The problems with terrorism are pretty bad tho, compared to Australia, which does have a huge issue with Organized Crime Syndicates such as the Australian Mafia and gangs, as well as Russia which also has a huge organized crime issue.

Not in the Middle East. It's in Africa

Come on, it's bloody egypt!

Kind people are there

8 Bahrain

Most free country in the middle east. Very chill! Cool people. Super relaxing island.

It is free free, rich, safe and small! The best things in the middle east

9 Cyprus Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.
10 Kuwait
The Contenders
11 Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, within the Levant region, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the northeast, Syria to the ...read more.
12 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 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

13 Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a Western Asian country located in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Levant. It is a unitary republic that consists of 14 governorates (subdivisions), and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east and southeast, ...read more.

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

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

Best country in the Arabs.

Not strict
Doesn't bash women or stone them
Only Arab country that isn't in chaos
Beautiful looking country
Friendly people
Good food

Best country ever

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

Cradle of civilisation. A very important country on the world stage. Think: history, beautiful nature, large economy, well-educated population. It's a democracy, and an upcoming super-power in the region--once again.

Greatest country ever

16 Yemen Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country in Western Asia, on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It borders Saudi Arabia to the north and Oman to the northeast and shares maritime borders with Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. It is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, ...read more.

It's old, pretty and the architecture is great! But they have SO MUCH TERRORISM! Like, in September, when I went, there were random gunshots and explosions. They exploded a tank, causing a flood and for days we didn't have water! It was kinda normal, because that's kind of life in Arab countries. Have I mentioned that there is dictatorship EVERYWHERE?

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.

Yemen is lit all of you people can judge how much you want about Yemenis but they wont give a damn. Yemenis are the definition of SAVAGES!

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