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Living Abroad in the Middle East

The Essential Expatriate Resources

Living in the Middle East Living in Turkey Living in Egypt Living in Kuwait Living in Saudi Arabia Living in the United Arab Emirates

The Middle East continues to be a politically volatile region, with a relatively small number of American expatriates. The recent escalation of conflict in Lebanon has put at risk an estimated 25,000 American, 40,000 Canadian and 12,000 British expatriates, and shows just how easily the fragile peace in the Middle East is threatened. On the other hand, the oil-rich countries on the Persian Gulf continue to attract a sizeable expatriate community from North America and Europe. Among the most popular destinations are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. has compiled the best country-by-country resources for current expatriates and those who dream of moving and living abroad.

To go to the resources of a specific country, click on a country on the map or select a country from the list below.

—Living Abroad Contributing Editor Volker Poelzl

 Country-by-Country Living Abroad Resources for the Middle East
Egypt Saudi Arabia United Arab Emerates (U.A.E.)
Kuwait Turkey