Traditional  Chicken Makbous – a popular Arab Rice Dish

Traditional Chicken Makbous – a popular Arab Rice Dish

Chicken makbous is a traditional spiced Arab rice dish that is similar to Indian biryani, and is popular in the Sultanate of Oman. Recipe for a traditional chicken makbous Ingredients: 3 onions 2 chicken breasts 4 cloves 1 teaspoon of ginger (chopped) 1 cinnamon stick...

The Flower Men of Saudi Arabia

The Flower Men of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia – In Jizan and Asir, Saudi Arabia’s southern provinces, live the reclusive Flower Men. For centuries, these descendants of the ancient Tihama and Asir tribes have been known for wearing colourful flower garlands on their head. They lived completely...

Arabic Proverbs (part 4)

Arabic Proverbs (part 4)

Arabic Proverbs about Relationships. He who is not satisfied at his father’s table will never be satisfied. Your fate is in the hands of your children. An arrogant man has no friends. He who gossips to you will gossip about you. When a merchant criticises merchandise,...

Arabic proverbs (part 3)

Arabic proverbs (part 3)

Arabic Proverbs relating to animals   • He who takes a donkey up a minaret must bring it down. • Better a thousand dogs barking for you than one barking at you. • Hold on to a dog’s tail until you have crossed the river. • The clouds are not harmed by barking of dogs....

Arabic Proverbs (part 2)

Arabic Proverbs (part 2)

Arabic Proverbs about Nature and Living   • Nature offers a balm for every sore. • Hope without work is a tree without fruit. • A rich man who is ungenerous is like a tree without fruit. • You can’t carry two watermelons in one hand. • It is not the cutting of...

Arabic Shemagh scarf – a survival tool

Arabic Shemagh scarf – a survival tool

The shemagh scarf is a traditional headwear in the Middle East. It is also known as a keffiyeh, ghutrah or by other names. It is worn on the head or around the shoulders. It is a piece of square fabric, usually either 42 by 42 inches (107 x 107 cm), or 49 by 49...

A Camel Hotel – whatever next?

A Camel Hotel – whatever next?

Camel hotel in Saudi Arabia With heated stalls and hot milk, life couldn't get more glamorous for Saudi Arabia's most beautiful camels when they stay at a luxury compound near Riyadh. For 400 riyals (just over $100) a night, the camels are trimmed, scrubbed and...

UAE announces new weekend

UAE announces new weekend

The UAE introduces 4.5 working days, with Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday the new weekend for government employees. The United Arab Emirates announced at the end of 2021 that all government entities would adopt a new work-week schedule consisting of 4.5 days...

Pedagogical approach of Arabiconline.eu

Pedagogical approach of Arabiconline.eu

Traditionally Arabic courses are grammar-driven Our research indicates that many existing courses for Arabic are descriptive, form-based and grammar-driven. Additionally, the teaching of Arabic is largely reliant on native Arabic speakers. These teachers often have a...

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