Arabic Africa & Middle East
Where is Africa in the world?
Africa is a continent with plenty of natural resources. North Africa is known for its deserts, and Middle East is known for its petrol resources.
Those are some of the most important countries in Africa. Here you can find their flag, capital city, currency and language.
COUNTRY FLAG CAPITAL CITY CURRENCY LANGUAGE
United Arab Emirates
Arabic & Berber
Monuments and Landmarks
Pyramids (Egypt) Sphynx (Egypt)
Marrakech's Old Market (Morocco) Petra (Jordan)
Did you know that....
in North Africa, meals are a moment full of hospitality and generosity.
Pork is forbidden!!
They like to eat lamb and beef.
Cofee and tea are the most famous beverage.
Mujaddara is a dish made of cooked lents with rice.
Pilaf is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth.
Sport in Arabic Africa
Falconry is a sport using a trained bird of prey. Evidence suggests that the art of falconry may have begun in Mesopotamia, with the earliest accounts dating to approximately 2000 BC.
Camel racing is a popular sport in Middle East and even Australia. Professional camel racing, like horse racing, is an event for betting and tourist attraction. Camels can run at speeds up to 65 km/h in short sprints and they can maintain a speed of 40 km/h for an hour.
Music in Arab Africa
The Oud, also known as lute in Europe, is one of the most representative instruments from North Africa and Middle East. It's a plucked string instrument with a neck, just like the guitar, but shorter, and with a bigger body. It can use from 2 to 12 strings.
Muwashshah is the name for both an Arabic poetic form and a secular musical genre. A taqsim is a solo instrumental piece includes in a Muwashshah.
Belly dance is a Western name for "solo, improvised dances based on torso articulation" originating from the Middle East, especially raqs sharqi. Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips.