Arab cuisine

Arab cuisine

Lebanese dishes When it comes to food there is a great diversity in the Arab World. Lebanonā€˜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...
Traditional Arab cities (Part 2)

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)

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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