The World Bank released its Doing Business 2018 report, ranking 190 countries around the world based on their ease of doing business.

Not surprisingly, the United Arab Emirates topped the list within the Middle East and North Africa, ranking 21 globally. 

Following the UAE; Bahrain, Morocco, and Oman ranked as the second, third and fourth easiest countries in the region to do business, respectively. However, while the UAE is easiest to do business in overall, Oman took the No. 1 spot in the region for ease of starting a business.

"A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm," the report explains.

New Zealand came in first globally, followed by Singapore, Denmark, and South Korea, respectively. 

Here's a closer look at how the 18 Arab countries included in the report measured up.

1. United Arab Emirates (21 globally)

2. Bahrain (66)

3. Morocco (69)

4. Oman (71)

5. Qatar (83)

6. Tunisia (88)

7. Saudi Arabia (92)

8. Kuwait (96)

9. Jordan (103)

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10. Palestine (114)

11. Egypt (128)

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12. Lebanon (133)

13. Djibouti (154)

14. Algeria (166)

15. Iraq (168)

16. Syria (174)

17. Libya (185)

18. Yemen (126)