Culture The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit  

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List Rules Top countries in the Middle East list safe for travel

List of the best Middle Eastern countries to visit, as ranked by world travelers and experts on the Middle East. These days you can’t turn on the television without hearing about tension in many of the middle eastern countries. These constant stories of violence and turmoil can make iteasy to forget that many Middle Eastern countries are lovely places to visit, filled with gorgeous tourist sights and amazing cuisine that will make you forget all about your former favorite foods. This list is the answer to the question, “What are the best Middle Eastern countries to visit?” The countries on this list are perfect opportunities for tourists to safely visit some of the most beautiful and historical sites in the entire world.

While there are still many Middle Eastern countries that still aren’t tourist friendly, locations like the cosmopolitan Dubai and theOld City of Jerusalem are still beloved spots for tourists everywhere. These countries have historical sites worth checking out like The Temple of Jupiterin Lebanon and the pyramids in Cairo, Egypt. There are also miraculous naturalviews like Pamukkale in Turkey.

This list is filled with countries that are open and friendly to tourists from anywhere in the world. These countries have greatfood, museums, historical locations, and activities for every type of traveler. 

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1
413 323
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Ankara

2
334 330
Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Beirut

3
303 296
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Nicosia

4
360 498
Israel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Jerusalem

5
229 313
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit

6
192 333
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Cairo

7
167 311
Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Amman

8
191 382
Iran is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Tehran

9
143 285
Oman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Muscat

10
127 278
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Doha

11
101 266
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Kuwait City

12
97 258
Bahrain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Manama

13
98 335
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Riyadh

14
78 330
Iraq is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Baghdad

15
68 348
Syria is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Damascus

16
55 313
Yemen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Sana'a