Frankincense in the Arab world

Frankincense in the Arab world

Frankincense has been sought after since ancient times Frankincense has been sought after since ancient times and there are many historical accounts that refer to it. The most famous one is the Bible passage which notes that frankincense was one of the three gifts by...
Arabian Pottery in Gulf countries

Arabian Pottery in Gulf countries

Potters of Bahla in Oman  In Oman, anybody born in Bahla* used to enter the world of  the ancient art of vessel making. Even today you can find the spin of the potter’s wheel on any day of the week – except Friday. It is said that the potters of Bahla are born...
Arab cuisine

Arab cuisine

Lebanese dishes When it comes to food there is a great diversity in the Arab World. Lebanon‘s food, for example, is extremely varied because the Levant has such wealth of choice from agriculture, horticulture and fisheries.This explains why Lebanese restaurants are to...
Arab World – Deserts and Sea

Arab World – Deserts and Sea

Arab world – famous for its deserts The Arab world is, of course, famous for its deserts. Think of the Syrian Desert, the Western Desert in Egypt and Libya, the Iraqi desert between Jordan and Baghdad, the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. The Empty...
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