Posts Tagged “Arab culture”

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

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Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa

Tipping and Bargaining in Egypt: Bakhshesh or Sadaqa The role of tipping in the Arab World in tourism and the economy is important. To most Western tourists particularly Americans, the question of tipping is normal, like adding sales tax to the bill, but in the Middle East, however, the question of tipping, and add to it…

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Promoting Local Arab Culture in the Digital World

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Promoting Local Arab Culture in the Digital World

H.E. Ahmed Bin Bishr: Promoting Local Arab Culture in the Digital World “I believe that practicing your passion day in and day out is the only way to live,” says His Excellency Ahmed bin Bishr. His Excellency Ahmed Bin Bishr – also known as Shb7 to his 1.2M Instagram followers – exemplifies an international lifestyle and…

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Georgetown Professor pens new book on Arab Culture in Doha

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Georgetown Professor pens new book on Arab Culture in Doha

Georgetown Professor pens new book on Arab Culture in Doha The Doha Experiment by Gary Wasserman is a fascinating and illuminating window into Arab culture by a professor teaching American politics at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar. The following is quoted from the author about his newly relased book, The Doha…

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Everyday Items reflect stereotypes of “Them” 

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Everyday Items reflect stereotypes of “Them” 

Everyday Items reflect stereotypes of “Them”  Exhibition helps viewers identify, resist subtle hate messages Stereotypes: Martin Luther King, Jr. said it eloquently – “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Prejudice and hate are not only reflected in the current political climate; they have long been promoted through items as innocuous as a souvenir…

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American Arabs need to better document their history

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American Arabs need to better document their history

American Arabs need to better document their history By Ray Hanania During my entire consciousness as an American of Arab heritage, I have always tried to document the experiences of my family, friends and organizations I have been involved with regarding Arab American history. The truth is American Arabs do a poor job of documenting…

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Reading the grinds in Arabian coffee

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Reading the grinds in Arabian coffee

If you have never had your coffee grounds read, you are missing out on understanding your potential future. The art of reading coffee grounds in the Middle East traces back to thousands of years of practice, fortune tellers and seers By Ray Hanania When I was younger, my mother and aunts used to read my…

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