Author: Gary Greer

Go take a hike! That’s what we at Kaleela suggest. Start where local hiking clubs say you’ll find the best trails around.

Well, folks, spring is officially in full bloom here in Jordan. And after the last couple of springs, you’re likely ready to get back outside and breathe in a little nature. Indeed, it’s been a while.Nevertheless, if your travel plans include doing some of the world’s best hiking, Mediterranean-bound trekkers shouldn’t miss Jordan. You see, it’s in spring when you get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to...

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All You Need to Know about the Holy Month of Ramadan

It’s that blessed time of year again when Arabs celebrate the holy month of Ramadan in Middle East countries. However, maybe you’re new to the Arabic language and Arab culture and don’t really know what Ramadan’s all about. Well, don’t worry because in today’s post we’re going to explain a little about Islam’s holiest month. You’ll learn a little bit about the history of Ramadan,...

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This month marks another year of celebrating Women’s History Month, so let's look at how empowering women is changing throughout the region.

No nation in the world can truly say they have wiped out all forms of bias against the female sex. Whether it’s gender equality in North Africa or women’s education in the Middle East, that’s one thing we know for sure. At the same time, however, it’s really not only restricted to one region. Indeed, all regions of the world face certain issues when it...

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Are you curious to learn more about the Jordanian government and how it works? Look no further than this Q&A fact sheet we’ve created just for you.

Are you planning to travel to Jordan and want to find out about its government before you go? Well, we’ve got you covered with this factsheet on questions you ask most often about Jordan’s government: Is Jordan a democracy? As of this writing, the Jordanian Royal Commission has started a three-phase plan to allow political parties within the next decade. This will lead Jordan to be a...

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For Stress-Free Middle East Travel, Arabic Gets You Far

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, traveling to a new country can be both an exciting and anxious adventure. This is especially true if you’re traveling to an Arabic-speaking country and you can’t speak or read the language. With that in mind, Kaleela wants to help you have a stress-free journey to the Middle East. We’ll do that today by teaching you some basic Arabic words...

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Visitors to Jordan in 2022 are in for a special treat as the Jerash Festival transforms the ancient city into one of the world's greatest cultural events.

The Kingdom of Jordan has been holding its yearly Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts for over 40 years. Often called the Jerash Music Festival (or simply the Jerash Festival) it was started in 1981 by Queen Noor. Part of the bigger Jordan Festival, the event features both Arab and foreign artists. People come from all over the world making this event in Jerash international...

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Join Kaleela today as we take a quick look-see at the world of Arabic theater. Don’t worry too much about it.

Although stage plays didn’t really come to the region until the 1800s, Arab theatre history goes back hundreds of years. In fact,  the history of Arab theater includes puppetry, storytelling and religious plays. Still, theater has never really been a famous art form in the region for a number of reasons.  As a result, you’ll find few theaters in the Arab world. With that in mind,...

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With the 2022 Winter Muslim Olympians now underway in Beijing, it also marks Saudi Arabia’s debut at the Winter Games. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at some of the region’s most famous Arab athletes. More specifically, we’re going to focus on female Arab Athletes and how far they’ve come in the world of the Olympics. So, join us as we look...

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