Using Arabic Online with an iPad or tablet

We are often asked if it is possible to learn Arabic on an iPad with Arabic Online. The answer is yes. You only need to follow these simple steps. 1. Download and install the Puffin browser. The Puffin Browser is a mobile browser which has been developed for...

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 - 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 Quarter is...

Making appointments in Arab countries

Private appointments Making private appointments, for example agreeing when to meet for a meal in a restaurant, is not always that easy mainly because Arabs have a flexible attitude to time in such situations. You will find that friends and acquaintances are not very...

Can you learn Arabic with a smartphone?

Website statistics show that around 50% of visitors to arabiconline.eu access the site using a smartphone. Researchers have said for some years that over time more and more users will log into the internet with smartphones and mobile devices rather than laptops or...

Arab World. The city never sleeps.

Arab cities after sunset You will find in most Arab cities that there is a rhythm to activities after sunset, which is quite different from, say, Europe or America. The cool of the evening is, of course, appreciated greatly during all seasons, but especially so in the...

Traditional Arab cities (Part 2)

The heat and the needs of prayer affect the days in an Arab city You will also notice how the normal full day in a traditional Arab city is affected partly by the heat and partly by the needs of prayer. At noon it would be normal for many shopkeepers and shoppers to...

Traditional Arab cities (Part 1)

Arab cities were adapted to the requirements of religious observance. Arab cities go back many centuries. Damascus, Cairo and Baghdad experienced town planning long before London or Paris. Public services were provided to ensure cleanliness, both personal (public...

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