Arab Culture

Remember those future cities that we were promised? Well, the UAE's architecture almost meets those expectations.

When you first glimpse Dubai’s skyline, you might think you’re looking at George Jetson’s Orbit City (without the flying cars, of course). Indeed, from the outside, it looks like a city of the future they promised us back during the Space Age. What’s more, it’s hard to believe that these UAE skylines didn’t even exist when the Jetson’s first aired in 1962. It wasn’t until...

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Why not take your Arabic learning in the direction of food? Yemeni cuisine is one a kind. Learn all about Zurbian, Shafout, and so much more.

To dive into any culture you have to go deep in its cuisine. Middle East cuisine is like no other. Arabian countries are famous for their Arabian spices. They make the food so…. Amazing! Let’s learn the Arabic of Yemeni foods. That’s right, it’s Yemeni cuisine time. Yemeni Dishes We are starting off with a delicious Shakshouka. This beautiful combination of eggs and tomatoes makes every move...

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Did you know that there are many things we still use today that were at first Arab inventions of over 1,000 years ago?

As Europeans spent the 5th through 14th centuries in the “Dark Ages”, Arabs went through an age of Enlightenment. During this time Arab scholars would nourish and add to what had already existed and created new scientific fields. Indeed, they also brought forth ideas and inventions that eventually would help bring Europe out of the dark. Here are just a handful of those Arab inventors...

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Not one to tuck yourself in as soon as the sun goes down? Then these are the places to go in the Middle East where all the lights seem to shine for you.

So, you’ve already planned on visiting some of the most beautiful places in the Middle East. However, what if we said that the most beautiful cities in the Middle East really shine after the sun sets? It’s true! So, if you’re looking for Middle East tourist attractions that come alive after dark, here are some of our recommendations: La Perle / Dubai, UAE Prepare yourself for a...

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So you’re a science geek and want to know something about Arab scientists? We have a list of the best Arabic inventions and the geniuses behind them.

Alkaline, alcohol, chemistry, astrology… Did you know that there are many Arab scientists that contributed to so many fields of study? In fact, they were so many Arab scientists that were so ahead of their time and their European counterparts! The list of fields and contributions they made goes on and on but today we’ll discuss a few! Who is Ibn Batuta? Ibn Batuta was an Arab...

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An Arab proverb says: “A bird in the hand is better than ten birds in a tree.”, In today’s post, we’ve got 24 words for birds in Arabic.

While traveling through the countries of the Middle East, you’ll notice that Arabs really have a love for birds.  Outside many shops, for example, you’ll often find a birdcage with a canary singing in it. (By the way, the name of the small bird in Arabic is nearly the same as it is in English – کناری or kanary.) What’s more, you also might find that...

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