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10 Facts about Arab Culture

Arab is not a race or an ethnicity. It roughly refers to the people living in the Arabic world or the Middle Eastern countries. There are many facts about the rich Arab culture that everyone needs to know. Why? Because Arabians have a rich heritage and culture that has even found its mention in the bible. So some of the most important facts about the Arabian culture are as follows

Honour is very important for an Arab

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If there is any ethnic group in the world who takes honour and respect very seriously, then it has to be the Arabs. Never insult an Arab even jokingly as they take it very seriously. Family values and honour are something that an Arab never likes to be trifled with.

 

Not All Arabs are Muslims

Palestinian Christians and Muslims in Ramallah protesting Israel's bombing of Gaza. Via directaction.org.au
Palestinian Christians and Muslims in Ramallah protesting Israel’s bombing of Gaza. Via directaction.org.au

There is a pre-conceived notion among many that Arabs are the followers of only one faith and that is Islam. That is not at all true. There are some Arabs who are Christians and Jews, though they are a minority in every Arab country. More than often people also think that Arabs and Muslims are interchangeable terms. Well, one is a religion while other refers to the individuals who speak Arabic and their descendants. So decide for yourself.

Love for food

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Well, it is often said that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This is absolutely true for the Arabs who love their food. Arab food, also known as Lebanese cuisine is famous worldwide for its exquisite taste. The most famous Arab snack is a shawarma and the most famous sweet dish is a bakhlawa. Hummus is a very popular side dish among the Arabs, which has to be tried with every Arab dish.

Arabs love their jewellery and bling

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Well, this is a fun fact about the Arabs. They in fact love their jewellery pieces and it is hard to find one Arab with no jewellery on. This is truer in the case of the Arabian women who are known for their blingy attires and their stunning pieces of jewellery.

Family values

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Arabs are family oriented people and their family is the core of their life. They do everything that they can in order to keep their family ink a good condition and safe from any armful influence. Arab families are usually big with a lot of children in the household.

Arabs love to party

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People think nobody can beat Americans in being party animals. And here is where they go wrong. Arabs are huge party lovers and this is evident once you visit any of the major Arab countries, especially Dubai, in the festive months. The fireworks and the party zeal of the place are definitely going to blow your mind with a party high.

Arab weddings are super fun

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Haven’t ever attended an Arab wedding? You have no idea what you are missing out on. Arab weddings are super fun with songs and dances and fun and frolic. Try and gatecrash a wedding if you want to get the feel of an Arab wedding. There will be so many people that you will hardly get noticed.

World famous handicrafts

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Arabian handicrafts such as the silk rugs, the Persian carpets, and the antique furniture with rich work on them are world famous for their oriental beauty. Arabian handicrafts have high demand in the worldwide market and to possess even one of them is a matter of great pride.

Arabs love their luxurious possessions

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Well, this is probably a cliché but true in most cases. Arabians love their luxury. So it is very normal for you to witness some of the most luxurious cars of the world on the streets of Dubai. And gold Rolex is probably nothing to them. Well Middle East is a place to witness the Arabian royalty, isn’t it?

Arabians are huge lovers of tea and coffee

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Arabians are great lovers of their tea and coffee and take one after almost every meal. Arabian tea is known as shaay whereas Arabian coffee is known as kahwa and they are literally exquisite for your taste buds.

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