The Middle East continues to be politically volatile, hosting a relatively small number of American expatriates, but many visitors and businesses. The recent escalation of conflicts that put at risk many expatriates from the U.S., Britain, Canada, and other countries demonstrates how easily the Middle East's fragile peace can disappear. On the other hand, oil-rich countries in the Persian Gulf continue to attract a sizeable expatriate community from North America and Europe.
Apart from far less affluent but fascinating Egypt, the most popular destinations for living abroad are Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Transitions Abroad has compiled the best country-by-country resources for current expatriates and those who dream of moving and living in the Middle East.
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