Arabic

Morocco

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With a population of about 34 million people, Morocco is known to be the crossroads between Africa and Europe. Here, visitors will see the lingering influences of the surrounding areas, which contribute to the diversity of cultural attractions that Morocco has to offer. Whether it is the medieval city of Fez, the sandy shores of Agadir, the bustling cosmopolitan...

State Dept. Launches Open Book Project

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Educational materials in the Arabic language, will be available for free online through the Open Book Project launched last month by the U.S. Department of State in cooperation with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). “Through the Open Book Project, we will work to expand access to free, high-quality, open education materials in Arabic, with a focus...

Study Abroad in Egypt

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On the North coast of Africa with the Sinai Peninsula connecting it to Western Asia, Egypt has more than 82 million inhabitants. Known for its ancient monuments, such as the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, countless travelers visit Egypt each year to marvel at its history and culture. Whether students visit the ancient artifacts in Luxor, the Royal...

An Inspirational Guide to Arabic Design, Creativity and Culture

When it was first published in 2005, Mourad Boutros’s classic work Arabic for Designers was the first of its kind, an authoritative guide for English-speaking designers working with the cultural and design complexities of Arabic. Extensively illustrated, it addressed the rise in global awareness of Arab cultures and provided a framework for understanding and respect. The author’s objective was to...

Calls to Promote and Protect Arabic

In Abu Dhabi, Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, told the Federal National Council (FNC)-the legislature of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)- that he supported initiatives aimed at promoting Arabic language in UAE society. The FNC adopted a motion to re-issue legislation and rules necessary for protecting the Arabic language. Concerned over the lack...