Popular Cities in Middle East

Top cities in Middle East, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

Dubai #1 most popular location
Advanced warning: Dubai is not for the short of cash. Glitzy, materialistic, well publicized and quite incredibly luxurious, this small corner of the Middle East is a real millionaires playgr…
4,472travelers 443reviews 143blogs
Jerusalem #2 most popular location
An iconic, biblical heartland, there can’t be many people in the world who don’t have a desire to visit Jerusalem, with reasons varying from worship to an understandable curiosity. Sadly,…
674travelers 61reviews 80blogs
Tel Aviv #3 most popular location
The second largest city in Israel, second only to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv is a bustling metropolis that has given rise to a new way of life for many Israelites, a modern city in a land where the …
866travelers 57reviews 26blogs
Abu Dhabi #4 most popular location
Abu Dhabi or ("Abu Zabie" as pronounced by locals). The Capital of the United Arab Emirate, and the biggest Emirate in terms of land. There are only three seven-star hotels in the world, Ab…
597travelers 73reviews 33blogs
Beirut #5 most popular location
The capital of Lebanon, situated on a small peninsula jutting out of the coastline into the Mediterranean Sea, Beirut is not only the country's largest city and main seaport, but also contain…
491travelers 52reviews 32blogs
Amman #6 most popular location
While the city has never boasted a vast array of Islamic antiquities or history delving back over the centuries like several of its Middle Eastern cousins, Amman is nevertheless an important …
392travelers 20reviews 36blogs
Doha #7 most popular location
485travelers 53reviews 25blogs
Petra #8 most popular location
A breathtaking and rustic capital, Petra – if it were not for being in the little known corner of Arabia that is Jordan – would probably be acclaimed along side the likes of Cairo and Rom…
398travelers 59reviews 52blogs
Manama #9 most popular location
Bahrain's reputation as a relatively liberal and modern Gulf state has made it a favourite with travellers in the region and an excellent introduction to the Middle East. It was once the seat…
105travelers 13reviews 4blogs
Riyadh #10 most popular location
Riyadh is the capital and also the largest city in Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has a population of 6,400,000 and has grown in population substancially in the last 100 years. The kingdom centre…
652travelers 15reviews 2blogs
Damascus #11 most popular location
Considered to be the absolute oldest inhabited city in the entire world, established around 10,000 BC according to historical records, Damascus is one of those places that has stood the test …
172travelers 22reviews 28blogs
Muscat #12 most popular location
This capital city of Oman lies in the northeast of the country and is the seat of government. Landscape is dominated by the Western Al Hajar mountains and sits on the coast of the Gulf of Om…
240travelers 16reviews 20blogs
Sharjah #13 most popular location
Sharjah is one of the 7 emirates of United Arab Emirates. This is one of the smallest Emirates. The authorities in Sharjah still follow the Muslim law and is enforced much effectively than in…
38travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Eilat #14 most popular location
Eilat is located in the southern region of Israel. It is a very commercial area, lots of hotels, hostels, resort area, etc. Eilat is the city by which one can cross the border into Taba, E…
34travelers 13reviews 13blogs
Jeddah #15 most popular location
Jeddah is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia with about 4 Million inhabitants. It is located on the coast of the Red Sea and is Saudi Arabia's second largest city. Other than Riya…
475travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Aqaba #16 most popular location
Aqaba is more like a western city than a Middle Eastern City. It is a busy, clean, and safe appearing city. There is much new construction going on in Aqaba and the city seems very properous.…
19travelers 22reviews 21blogs
Kuwait City #17 most popular location
224travelers 14reviews 11blogs
Wadi Rum #18 most popular location
The vast, seemingly endless desert of Wadi Rum holds many wonders that may be missed at first glance! Book yourself a tour of the desert at Wadi Rum Village. There are many options, from ca…
13travelers 10reviews 21blogs
Haifa #19 most popular location
Haifa is a breathtaking city right on the Mediterranean Sea. Upon arriving the city, you will be blown away by the imposing mountain in front of you. This mountain, Mt. Carmel, not only hol…
199travelers 10reviews 17blogs
Tiberias #20 most popular location
Tiberias is a city located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is Isreal's most popular holiday resort in the norhern part of the country. The city contains various hotels, and num…
4travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Al Khobar #21 most popular location
36travelers 4reviews
Dead Sea #22 most popular location
HISTORY "Dead Sea is as old as the Jordan rift vally, part of the well known Syrian – African rift. Some say it is 60000 years old, some say less some say more, but this doesn't affect …
16travelers 13reviews 9blogs
Tehran #23 most popular location
Tehran (also spelled Teheran), is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people it is situated at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range. Tehran is a cosmopoli…
997travelers 8reviews 20blogs
Madaba #24 most popular location
Madaba, is the capital city of Madaba Governorate in central Jordan, which has a population of about 60,000. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzanti…
1travelers 14reviews 11blogs
Ras Al Khaimah #25 most popular location
11travelers 12reviews 1blogs
Aleppo #26 most popular location
The second largest city in Syria with its three million people it offers the hospitality of the north. The central Citadel was buildt in the 12th. century,and is an impressive sight today…
34travelers 6reviews 17blogs
fujairah #27 most popular location
Al- Fujairah in English and in arabica الفحيرهthe prounance of English is one of the Northarn Emirates its had many tourism destinations and it more quite than Dubai, also u will find …
3travelers 4reviews 5blogs
Palmyra #28 most popular location
Palmyra in the desert south of syria near from homs and damascus city , very old and look so nice , I ll write more soon ...
8travelers 5reviews 12blogs
Hama #29 most popular location
Hama , very nice city and small, place middle syria south aleppo north damascus near from sea city latakia, connect the all city together by train and bus lines, 8,880km population 1,270,000 …
4travelers 9reviews 11blogs
Jounieh #30 most popular location
4travelers 1blogs
Shiraz #31 most popular location
Shiraz is a main destination for both national and international tourists due to its numerous attractions. Shiraz is located in the south of Iran, and is about a one hour flight from Tehran. …
125travelers 14reviews 14blogs
Nazareth #32 most popular location
18travelers 1reviews 5blogs
Netanya #33 most popular location
Netanya is a city in the Northern Centre District of Israel, and is the capital of the surrounding Sharon plain. Netanya was named in honor of Nathan Straus, a prominent Jewish American me…
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Al Ain #34 most popular location
22travelers 7reviews 5blogs
Jerash #35 most popular location
Walking into Jerash will take you out of the Middle East and bring you into the Roman Empire! The city, known as Gerasa during the days of Roman occupation, is one of the best preserved Roma…
4travelers 4reviews 9blogs
Wadi Musa #36 most popular location
Wadi Musa, also known as Little Petra. It is the town that sits at the gate to the world famous site of Petra. This town offers many hotels for all prices and tastes, one of which even has a …
2travelers 3reviews 8blogs
Esfahan #37 most popular location
Isfahan or Esfahan is one of the oldest cities of Iran and was a crossroad of international trade and diplomacy, and therefore was a kaleidoscope of resident languages, religions, and customs…
76travelers 5reviews 13blogs
Ajman #38 most popular location
Ajman is one of the 7 emirates of United Arab Emirates. Not as vibrant or active like the other emirates. It is a lovely place with lots of beaches and less restrictions. The rents are cheap …
7travelers 1blogs
Bethlehem #39 most popular location
31travelers 6reviews 5blogs
Yazd #40 most popular location
Yazd is a city in Iran. Almost in the center of Iran, It is the capital of Yazd province.It is an ancient city in Iran.Yazd dates from Sassanian Period (224-651), located midway between Isfah…
14travelers 6reviews 8blogs
Ein Bokek #41 most popular location
1travelers 3reviews
Jaffa #42 most popular location
Jaffa ( Hebrew: יָפוֹ, Yafo Arabic: يَافَا Yāfā ;also Japho, Joppa; also, ~1350 B.C.E. Amarna Letters: Yapu; ), is an ancient port city located south of Tel Aviv, Israel on the M…
4travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Salalah #43 most popular location
15travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Dead Sea #44 most popular location
The dead sea is the lowest point below sea level in the world. It is home to the famous body of water where you can literally float on top of the water without the use of a flotation devi…
13travelers 2reviews 6blogs
Mashhad #45 most popular location
The center of this bustling city is the "Haram" devoted to one of Islam's Imams. Many argue that Mashhad is extremely religious in nature due to this, which is an argument that has merit, but…
62travelers 4reviews 6blogs
Herzliya #46 most popular location
33travelers 2reviews
Sana'a #47 most popular location
Sana'a is one of these cities that is completely unique. It has been inhabited for over 2500 years, and all buildings in the walled old city were built before the 11th century. Most of these …
20travelers 4reviews 8blogs
Erbil #48 most popular location
Arbil or some time called Erbil is a big city in north of Iraq. Erbil is a very nice touristic city and it is famous of its ancient Erbil citadel. Erbil city is about 400Km from Baghdad. I…
43travelers 8reviews 4blogs
Ein Gedi #49 most popular location
Ein Gedi is one of the cities to access the Dead Sea. Many buses can drop you off across the street from the beach area where you can walk down the sand dune and take a dip in the sea. Ein…
6reviews 3blogs
Sur #50 most popular location
Sur is one of the primary cities of Oman, and a city of historical importance. Sur is located at the coast, next to a bay that serves as a natural harbor. Sur is well known for the wooden boa…
4travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Masada #51 most popular location
Masada (a romanisation of the Hebrew מצדה, Metzada, from מצודה, metzuda, "fortress") is the name for a site of ancient palaces and fortifications in the South District of Israel on t…
3travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Nizwa #52 most popular location
Despite having a population of only perhaps 70,000 people, Nizwa is clearly the "major" inland city of Oman. Formerly the capital of Oman (several times) this leading city of the Dakhiliyah …
3travelers 3reviews 5blogs
Baalbek #53 most popular location
The town of Baalbek lies in the Bekaa valley in the north-east of Lebanon. The current modern town in itself is pretty ineventful, but the ancient Baalbek is arguably the most important of Ro…
5travelers 5reviews 5blogs
Safed #54 most popular location
Sefad is a city in the Northern District in Israel.The city lays in a mountain side and is the highest city in Israel. According to legend it was created by one of Noah's sons after the flood…
2travelers 3reviews
Karak #55 most popular location
Karak is a small town named after a crusaders castle perched high on a hill top. The city itself stems from biblical times, when it was known as Kir or Moab. As it lay along an important …
1travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Kashan #56 most popular location
2travelers 3reviews 5blogs
Isfahan #57 most popular location
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Mount Nebo #58 most popular location
Sanaa #59 most popular location
20travelers 6reviews 8blogs
Caesarea #60 most popular location
Caesarea is located on the Mediterranean coast, about midway between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Founded as a small Phoenician sea port city, later to be conquered by Alexander Jannaeus and be ma…
2travelers 4blogs
Dhahran #61 most popular location
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Mitzpe Ramon #62 most popular location
Mitzpe Ramon is a town of approx. 5500 people located in southern Israel on route 40. It contains a visitor center for the "Ramon Crater" which is 28 miles long and 5 miles wide, and the only…
Acre #63 most popular location
5travelers 2reviews
Latakia #64 most popular location
latakia sea city on the beach of median white sea and the main city for import & export and trade , the city connect syria with Euro and 1 from the main cities and there are the main harbor f…
8travelers 2reviews 4blogs
Baghdad #65 most popular location
Baghdad, Iraq is a city of approximately 7,000,000 people located on the Tigris river in central Iraq. It is the capital of Iraq, and the second largest city in the Middle East. Baghdad once …
128travelers 2blogs
Krak des Chevaliers #66 most popular location
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Golan Heights #67 most popular location
The Golan heights is a contested area by Israel (who have sovereignty and administer the plateau) and Syria. Israel has controlled most of the Golan since the Six Day War in 1967 when Syria a…
4travelers 1reviews 3blogs
Kerman #68 most popular location
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Jumeirah #69 most popular location
1travelers 3reviews
Dana #70 most popular location
People sometimes talk about 'off-the-beaten-path' destinations, and then you show up and there is a McDonalds & an Irish bar already there... Dana is truly off-the-beaten-path. Whenever yo…
3reviews 2blogs
Umm al-Quwain #71 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews 1blogs
J`ita #72 most popular location
The Jeita Grotto (Arabic: مغارة جعيتا‎) is a compound of interconnected karstic limestone caves in Jeita, Lebanon located 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Beirut in the Valley of Na…
Sohar #73 most popular location
7travelers 2blogs
CAMP BUCCA #74 most popular location
What a beautiful place to be, but only to visit, I lived near the waterfront property on the boardwalk, but the smells were not the greatest from the Port O Pots. The Sun was hot during…
2travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Khasab #75 most popular location
Khasab is an incredible small village located in the wee province of Oman completely separate from the rest of the nation by a swath of the United Arab Emirates. There are only two paved roa…
2travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Bosra #76 most popular location
very soon comming I am going there this week :D
1travelers 2blogs
Buraydah #77 most popular location
Buraidah city located in the center of Saudi Arabia. And away from Riyadh about 360 kilometers. And is considered the capital of Qassim region is characterized by abundant palm plantations wh…
1travelers 1reviews
Ashkelon #78 most popular location
Ashkelon is a coastal city in the Southern District of Israel. It is located on the Mediterranean coast,about 50 kilometres south of Tel Aviv, and 13 kilometres north of the border with the…
7travelers 2reviews
Jabal Shams #79 most popular location
Jabal Shams (also Jebel Shams) is a mountain in the Hajar range and the highest point in Oman at 10,000 feet / 3,050 meters. Rather appropriately, Jabal Shams translates to "mountain of the …
3reviews 2blogs
Tel Aviv-Yafo #80 most popular location
25travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Akko #81 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Tree of Life #82 most popular location
At the moment there is only the Tree of Life itself, and nothing but desert. There is a small settlement of locals nearby. Don't see any accomodation available for the forseeable future. Defi…
4reviews 2blogs
Kuwait #83 most popular location
40travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Tripoli #84 most popular location
A characteristic Muslim city of Lebanon . The market the peoples and every place in this city gives you an Arabian note .Very nice market with many bargains in the center of the city !
11travelers 2reviews 5blogs
Negev #85 most popular location
2travelers 2reviews
Galilee #86 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Homs #87 most popular location
11travelers 1reviews
Masouleh #88 most popular location
Masouleh or Masuleh is one of the most important destinations for tourists traveled to Gilan and of course for the people of Gilan, It is a wonderful village. The houses are built on a moun…
2reviews 2blogs
Mosul #89 most popular location
Mosul...Iraq's second largest city, with just under 2 million residents. Mosul is also called Um Al-Rabi'ain (The City of Two Springs), because autumn and spring are very similar. It is on …
8travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Rehovot #90 most popular location
Rehovot, one of the first communities founded in the modern State of Israel, is located in the center of the country. It is conveniently located about 20 kilometers south of Tel Aviv. The cit…
31travelers 1blogs
Ramat Gan #91 most popular location
41travelers 1blogs
Capernaum #92 most popular location
Kish #93 most popular location
Kish is a small Island located at Persian Gulf in the south of Iran. It is a touristic place and host of numerous foreign visitors (particularly those who are in a trip to Dubai). Kish Island…
2travelers 2reviews 6blogs
Qazvin #94 most popular location
Not worth seeing. Lacks good hotels. If you decide to stay, don't do it in Iran Hotel which is at the city's central square.
6travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Hawally #95 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Tiberius #96 most popular location
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Suweimah #97 most popular location
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Duhok #98 most popular location
Dohuk is the first major community one encounters when travelling from the Turkish border crossing at Habur. This city of about 130,000 is is located at the base of a rocky cliff face with a …
4travelers 7reviews 3blogs
Medina #99 most popular location
Madinah is the second holiest city in Islam after Makkah. It's the city of Prophet Muhammad, Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him). This is where he lived and where he built his mosque whic…
17travelers 3blogs
Persepolis #100 most popular location
3travelers 4blogs