21 Stereotype-Exploding Facts About The Middle East

It's a drunker place than you might think.

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3. The Kingdom of Bahrain has a small native Jewish community and is the only Middle Eastern country (besides Israel) to appoint a Jewish ambassador from an Arab country.

10. Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is building a city with zero cars, zero carbon emissions, and a university that will specialize in green technology.

16. Education City in Qatar hosts Texas A&M, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Virginia Commonwealth University.

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