When you think of Arabic cuisine, some popular dishes such as hummus, falafel, fattoush and umm ali might come to mind. Traditionally, food deriving from parts of the Middle East and some North African countries fall into the category of Arabic food. This cuisine dates back for centuries and differs according to the region. The […]

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Salukis, also known as the desert dogs are considered the world’s oldest breed of domesticated dog. Research has shown that the saluki probably emerged as a breed in ancient Mesopotamia (now modern Iraq) and spread across the Middle East including the United Arab Emirates. Salukis were a big part of Bedouin culture; they were used […]

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One of the best ways to experience the local culture is by learning a few words or phrases in the local language. Although English is nowadays the most spoken language in Dubai, Arabic is the official language in the UAE. When you visit Dubai, knowing a few Arabic words will help you feel more connected […]

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You’ve seen the traditional Arab headdress before. Fashioned from a rectangle scarf usually made of cotton, the ghutra, as it is known (in Arabic, it’s كوفية‎‎ kūfiyyah), is commonly worn by men in the UAE.

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