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The Lebanese Dabke رقصة الدبكة اللبنانية Posted by on Oct 8, 2019

The Greek have the Zorba, the Russian have the Kalinka, and we have the Dabke. If there is one thing that the Lebanese people can agree on, it’s the Dabke. Dabke is a traditional form of dancing in line holding hands preformed on weddings or joyous occasions that dates many centuries back. Dabke is a…

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The Traditional Sobhiye الصبحية التقليدية Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

Marhaba readers! Since the moment you are born into an Arab family, you learn that there are two things that are sacred : family and the sobhiye. . Sobhiye doesn’t have a literal translation in English, because it is a concept born in the Middle-East. A sobhiye is sharing a morning coffee with a group…

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The Anatomy of the Face Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

Marhaba readers! They say the eyes are the mirror of the soul, but what about the rest of the face? In this article we will learn the anatomy of the face in Arabic. First of all, the entire head is called = الرأس (Al Raas), the neck= الرقبة (Al Rakaba) and the shoulders =الأكتاف (Al…

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Top 3 Culturally Rich Countries in the Middle-East Posted by on Jul 29, 2019

Marhaba readers! The Middle-East has long been known for it’s mysterious and mystical energy; for years, tourists visited our countries for a taste of our culture and a sip of our coffee. As you walk through our old souks bustling with life, you can’t help but feel the Aladdin vibe as if you were gonna…

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Aladdin Vocabulary Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

Marhaba readers! Since I was a little girl, Aladdin was one of my favorite Disney movies because it reflected our culture and countries so well. When I used to watch it, I felt like I fit in and I used to say that when I grow up I want to be as beautiful and independent…

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The Global Happiness Challenge Posted by on Jun 21, 2019

Marhaba readers! Yesterday June 20th was World Refugee Day. This day is dedicated to honor and raise awareness on the situation of refugees all around the world.   The UN General Assembly decided on December 2000 that June 2oth will be celebrated as World Refugee Day, an exposure that will helpfully shed light on their…

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The Hookah Lifestyle Posted by on Jun 10, 2019


Hookah, shisha, arguileh or water-pipe tobacco is an instrument used for smoking or vaping flavored tobacco (Muaassal معسل) such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate and watermelon through a hose (نبريش).  Where does the hookah originate from? and when was it first used?   The hookah(الأرغيلة) was first introduced in the 1500s AD . Some people claim that the…

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