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:
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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