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The Cultural Heritage of Arabs, Islam, and the Middle East

Product Description
This book provides first-hand information about who Arabs are, how they interact within Arab society, their mores, customs, habits, cultural obligations, and taboos. Topics covered in the book include:

• Arab identity and social character
• The concept of honor, dishonor, lost honor, shame, retaliation, and the restoration of honor in Arab society
• Arab dignity and pride
• Fatalism
• Social etiquette and social interaction within Arab society
• Doing business in the Arab world (what Americans must know in order to succeed in the Middle East)
• The historical roots of Islam, its founder and prophet, Muhammad, and Islam’s basic tenets
• Usama Bin Ladin and his appeal within the Arab world
• The impact of the Israel factor on Arab-American relationships

The book is a must-read for Americans in the post-September 11th era to understand Arab perceptions of Americans, what they find positive and admirable about the West, and what they find offensive and unacceptable.

The Cultural Heritage of Arabs, Islam, and the Middle East

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Cultural Foundation – the first stop in your travel itinerary whilst in Abu Dhabi

As the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the more traditional counterpart of the glitzy Dubai. No less modern and sleek than Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a great mix of progression and tradition. A traveller to the country will find minarets dominating the sky and sitting alongside skyscrapers that gleam and glisten in the sky. Taxis are a safe way to travel about the country, whilst there are a great number of historic, cultural, entertainment, shopping and dining places to visit. The Corniche is a stretch that is home to a variety of hotel accommodation, dining, shopping and entertainment options, whilst the Heritage Village will give you a peek in to the Bedouin tribes that once lived in most parts of the Emirates.

For those visitors yearning to gain greater insight in to the United Arab Emirates will find the Cultural Foundation on Old Airport Road to be a worthwhile experience. The structure of the building alone is attractive, with unique Islamic designs, white colonnades, courtyards and lush gardens. Striving to preserve and promote the culture, history and architectural heritage of the United Arab Emirates, the Cultural Foundation has a collection of artefacts and items all supporting the cause. One of the most interesting items to see in this tourist attraction of Abu Dhabi is the old model of Abu Dhabi city, musical instruments, Islamic art and well preserved photographs.

Home to a theatre, library, cinema, lecture rooms, exhibition centre, meeting rooms and a coffee shop, the Cultural Foundation offers a host of other services as well. Workshops and language classes are held right throughout the year, with special events and concerts held annually, such as the AD International Book Fair, Emirates Film Competition, Emirates Photo Competition, Qalam Art Paris and so much more.

Making a trip to Abu Dhabi? Make your reservation at an Abu Dhabi hotel such as Kingsgate Hotel Abu Dhabi that is carefully designed to meet the needs of the business and leisure traveller. In comparison to other hotels in Abu Dhabi, this one stands out for its exceptional service, wide range of facilities and easy access to the Abu Dhabi Mall.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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