8. They do not ride camels anymore
The stereotypical Arab in our mind always rides a camel. This could have been true hundreds of years ago, when we used horses back in the day. Despite the fact that we are used to visit Arab countries to ride camels, Arabs now ride them as often as we do. People just ride camels in touristic visits now!
In mostly all of our countries we fear foreigners. However when you visit Arab countries, you will find that the majority of people actually like dealing with foreigners. They like to deal with you, help you and accompany you. That does not exclude the fact that there exist some groups that will try to exploit your ignorance financially but that happens everywhere. Arabs are very sensitive when it comes to their social code, so try as much as possible to abide by their limits especially when it comes to the dress code.
6. Social codes
People there are lovable but you might find their dress codes different. Everyone there is fully clothed in a way that makes everyone else look exposed. However, this dress code comes from their religious beliefs so they see this as highly important. When you visit Arab countries try to stick to their code as they take it as an insult to their society.
5. They do not wake up every morning to kill each other
When you visit Arab countries, you will find that most of them are actually nice. Terrorists can be found all over the world, not just in these countries! You will be surprised to know that Arabs lead more than normal lives; they work, study, succeed or fail, marry and have children, go to the opera, listen to all kinds of worldwide music, travel and love.
Arabs are historically convinced that Israel has robbed the Palestinians out of their land. This is the most sensitive political topic for any Arab, unless you know what you are talking about do not go there. The Arab version of the story goes back to Moses and the Jews and how they were banished from the land. Arabs believe that they are going to free Palestine on day as they believe that the Israeli trials of forging history will be ended by global advocacy of the case.
3. Arabic Language
For the English Language you will find two main branches; that of the UK and our version here in the US. You will also find the Australian and other versions but in Arabic it is a lot harder. Every single Arab country has its own version of the Arabic language along with a specific dialect of this area. They do not speak classic Arabic like the one you may find in the books anymore. Not only the accent that is different but also the names of things and the use of verbs and prepositions.
2. Singing and dancing
Arab countries love singing and dancing a lot to the extent that they use them a lot. In times of happiness like weddings or birthday they sing and dance and they also have this funny habbit of ululating. Ululating is like a sound women make by swinging their tongues and you will not know it until you see it as there is absolutely no description that can bring you closer to the habit. Arabs have musical ears and in the same way we react to the hiphop beats, they love drum beats or what they call a Tabla. The Tabla is interesting to hear and to dance to but it requires a lot of skill.
1. They just do not ride camels anymore!
Yes, I had to mention it yet again because as far as we knew it was vital in their lives. And camels are true darlings but I have not seen them in the streets. Actually, the only places where I saw one of them was at the pyramids and in the bedouin areas in gulf countries.