Greetings in Arabic

Greetings in Arabic

In Arabic, as in all languages, there are different ways to greet people. If you know some Arabic and, especially some Arabic greetings, you should not refrain from using them. Greetings are very important in the Arab world to demonstrate to your host or business...
From Hijab to Burqa

From Hijab to Burqa

Rules about dress code for Muslim women are often open to interpretations. Some Muslim women believe in covering every part of the body, others do not adhere to any specific dress rules. However, non-Muslims often don’t know the difference between a Niqab and a Burqa,...
Eid al-fitr

Eid al-fitr

Ramadan is over (26.05.-24.06.2017). For one month Muslims have fasted worldwide, that is, they have neither eaten nor drunk nor smoked or done anything that pleases their body. They fasted from sunrise to sunset. Yesterday (25.06.2017) the “feast of breaking the...
Falcons in the Arab world

Falcons in the Arab world

In January 2017 a photo of 80 birds of prey on board a jet in the Middle East went viral after being posted on Reddit. It transpired that they were falcons flying to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, supposedly for a hunting trip. It is not uncommon for airlines in the Middle...
What Arab men wear on their heads

What Arab men wear on their heads

Since ancient times headdresses have protected Arab men from the hot sun, the sand and wind of their desert environment. The style and choice of headdress reveals a lot about the wearer’s nationality, status, and religion. In the six countries of the Gulf...