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Regional overview

55,000 ex-pats in the United Arab Emirates make it the most popular Middle East location – 13th overall in the world.

26,000 live in Saudi Arabia – but only 142 pensioners. Most Brits are temporary oil workers.

3,400 pensioners in Yemen is the largest cluster of retired British citizens in the region.

BRITS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Briton living in the Middle East
Life in Riyadh means gaining future financial freedom to allow me to move on to something better
Stuart Piper, Saudi Arabia

Bahrain

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN BAHRAIN*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
11,000 11,000 64 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Gaza & W Bank

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN GAZA & W BANK*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
11,000 11,000 n/a n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Iran

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN IRAN*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
2,900 2,900 16 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Iraq

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN IRAQ*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
2,000 9,200 7 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Israel

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN ISRAEL*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
44,000 44,000 3,995 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Jordan

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN JORDAN*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
7,200 7,200 52 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Kuwait

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN KUWAIT*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
7,100 7,100 46 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Lebanon

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN LEBANON*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
2,200 2,200 58 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Oman

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN OMAN*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
7,800 7,800 63 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Qatar

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN QATAR*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
8,100 8,100 30 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Saudi Arabia

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN SAUDI ARABIA*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
26,000 26,000 142 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Syria

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN SYRIA*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
2,200 2,200 28 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

UAE

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN UAE*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
55,000 60,000 288 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

Yemen

NUMBERS OF BRITONS IN YEMEN*
Total Inc. part-time Pensioners % male % female
3,400 3,400 3,386 n/a n/a
*Total and including part-time figures are estimates only. See links below for more information.

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