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...
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