Among the capitals of countries in the Middle East are Baghdad, Tehran, Kuwait City, Kabul and Jerusalem. Riyadh, Beirut, Damascus, Abu Dhabi and Doha are also capital cities in the Middle East.
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, and the city was founded in 762 A.D.
Damascus is the second-largest city in Syria and is the country's capital. As of 2009, Damascus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of Abu Dhabi emirate, the largest of the United Arab Emirates' seven member emirates and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. As of 2014, the city has a population of 1.5 million.
Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan. As of 2015, Kabul's population is 3,678,034 in the greater metropolitan area. The city is over 3,500 years old and has passed through the hands of my empires, including the Mongols and the Mughals, due to its strategic trade importance.
Riyadh is the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As of 2010, the population of Riyadh is 5.7 million. The city is home to many examples of classical and modern pieces of architecture, including Masmak Fortress and Kingdom Tower.