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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
293 255
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Turkey Ankara

2
251 231
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Cyprus Nicosia

3
305 364
Israel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Israel Jerusalem

4
229 280
Lebanon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Lebanon Beirut

5
177 253
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit

6
141 277
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Egypt Cairo

7
111 235
Oman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Oman Muscat

8
118 259
Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Jordan Amman

9
140 327
Iran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Iran Tehran

10
91 228
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Qatar Doha

11
72 210
Bahrain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Bahrain Manama

12
72 218
Kuwait is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Kuwait Kuwait City

13
77 269
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Saudi Arabia Riyadh

14
41 251
Yemen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Yemen Sana'a

15
44 281
Syria is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Syria Damascus

16
42 271
Iraq is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Middle Eastern Countries to Visit
Iraq Baghdad