Best 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. Israel is a small country bordering Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt and its official languages are Hebrew and Arabic.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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.

Saudi Arabia is fine

7 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.

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 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 Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.
10 Kuwait Kuwait
The Contenders
11 Jordan Jordan Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
12 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 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 Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

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

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.