Agatha Christie in the Middle East

Agatha Christie in the Middle East

The Arab world was hugely influential on one of the bestselling authors of all time. The late British novelist Agatha Christie — known as the “Queen of Crime” — was a woman of extraordinary talent. By the time of her death, aged 85 in 1976, she had written 66...

Football and the Arab world (Part 2)

Football and the Arab world (Part 2)

A controversial game Here is one of the most famous moments in World Cup history that involved an Arab team. In 1982 football debutants Algeria, who played their first game in Group 2, stared to produce one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history by beating...

Football and the Arab world (Part 1)

Football and the Arab world (Part 1)

Some facts about Arab teams in the World Cup The first Arab team to play in a Word Cup was Egypt in 1934. The first Arab team to register a win in a World Cup match was Tunisia in 1978 against Mexico (3-1). The first Arab team to pass the group stage in a World Cup...

Camel Facts

Camel Facts

Camel facts Camels have long been known for their ability to go weeks at a time without needing to drink water. Camels are also known for their prominent humps (either one or two humps, depending on the species), which leads many people to believe that these are used...

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,...

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