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If you are on a tight budget, the ideal time to visit is in early May hotel rates are at their lowest and summer has still to really set in.
 
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Ten most used gestures in the Gulf PDF Print E-mail
By Kate Mitchell      It's often hard to communicate when two people don't speak the same language, which is why it helps to understand what an Arab is trying to say when he communicates with his hands. Here are 10 of the most commonly used gestures in the Middle East:
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Understanding Arabs: A westerner's guide PDF Print E-mail
By Kate Mitchell      Most people, especially in the West, have a pre-conceived idea of what constitutes an Arab. These ideas usually fall into the 1970s western image of the urban Arab as excessively wealthy, or the more romantic desert Arab portrayed by Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia. These images may be mixed with those of religious fanaticism, often rendering the visitor nervous or anxious about what he is to behold.
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