Arab Culture

Naturally, Morocco is home to some of the best desert adventures and one of the locations you should visit. You can read about these arid landscapes here.

As you travel southeast out of Morocco’s Atlas mountains, you’ll find the climate getting very hot and dry. Looking at a Morocco map, you’ll understand why. It’s because this is where the deserts of Morocco begin. Quiet and scarcely populated, the desert seems to go on forever here. It is one of the most spectacular locations on our planet. And you should definitely visit it! It's...

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Card games are played by everyone around the globe. Read this article to see what are the most popular Arab card games played in the Middle East

Finding people playing card games in the Arab world these days is as ubiquitous as finding falafel stands; in other words, they’re everywhere. Arabs adopted their love of playing cards from the Chinese. They are believed to have invented them around the Tang Dynasty in the 9th century A.D. It happened when the daughter of Emperor Yizong of Tang, Princess Tongchang, was seen playing the "leaf...

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Join us for the second part of this brief overview of Arabic music theory and the instruments to find out what makes Arabic music so unique

In the first part of our article on Arabic music and Arab instruments, we briefly discussed Arabic musical history. In the second part of the article, we will continue our talk. However, we will discuss the Arabic music instruments that give Arab music such a unique sound. Nearly 100 years after the death Abu Yusuf Ya'qub ibn Ishaq Al-Kindi in 874 A.D., another Arab philosopher, Abu Nasr Al-Farabi...

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Find out what makes Arabic music so unique in part one of this brief overview of theory and the instruments they use to create such cultural gems

Every culture around the world has its own form of music that all ages of that culture enjoy it. The Arab culture is no different. As in other cultures, Arabic music unifies the people living the Arabic speaking countries of the Middle East. Arabic music is really like no other music from any other culture. It’s not like music from neighboring Turkish or Persian cultures,...

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“Is Moroccan food spicy?”. Find out the answer to this question along with other facts about Morocco's food and the culture behind in this article

In the United States in 2018, culinary experts from all over America were hyping Moroccan food as the next “up-and-coming cuisine”. Four out of 10 consumers had an interest in the kingdom’s savory dishes. However, what Western chefs were touting as the latest fad in food was really nothing new to Moroccans. They had already been “trending” the blend of irresistible flavors and beautifully textured...

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Follow our seven simple steps to creating the traditional Jordanian dish of the Bedouins known as zarb. You will never go back to traditional barbeque

If you were to ask for zarb’s definition, we’d have to describe it as the ancient, traditional, and probably most dramatic, Bedouin style of cooking meat or chicken. Basically, it's an underground oven of hot coals beneath the desert sands. The cooking method makes the meat so tender, it literally falls right off the bones. If you’ve ever been on one of those Wadi Rum...

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For some natural cave art like you’ll see no other place on Earth, read this article on visiting Jeita Grotto in Lebanon.

From the fertile Bekaa Valley to its snow-capped peaks of its mountains, Lebanon offers an all at once diverse landscape for its somewhat small size. However, take a look closer into one of its regions known as the Nahr El-Kalb Valley. It is here that you’ll find one of the most splendid wonders of nature in the Middle-East. Of course, we’re talking about the Jeita...

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In the middle of learning Arabic, but you’re starting to feel a little hungry? Try reaching for some of these delicious Arabic sweets to snack on.

We’ve talked a lot about Arabic food lately. Arabic meals and Arabic sweets in the Middle East are a league of their own. But just as important are quick, healthy snacks that are cheap and convenient. In fact, Arabs have been eating many of the snacks mentioned below for centuries in many of the Arabic speaking countries. They are famous for both their delicious tastes...

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Hello. Is it Arabic you’re looking for? Well, when it comes to learning how the people of the Middle East greet each other, check our article

The Middle East consists of many shared Arab traditions within their own diverse cultures. These include religious and national holidays that have existed for centuries. Apart from the accent, however, there are also a few differences you’ll notice starting with Arabic culture communication and the greeting rituals of each country or region. To prevent you from making a social faux pas while traveling throughout the...

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