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Macy's Store in Abu Dhabi
January 9, 2015

Macy’s made the savvy decision to open their first store outside of the U.S in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in 2018! Soon the people of Abu Dhabi will be toting their own shopping bags emblazoned with a red star.

June 30, 2014

In the United States, most of us grow up studying tales and stories from Ancient Western civilizations like Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.  The Middle East has a long history of literature that we should all spend some time learning about.  Classical Arabic literature contains some of the w

April 4, 2014
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March 20, 2014

Dates have been a staple food in the Middle East for millennia.  Paintings from long lost civilizations bear images of people harvesting dates.  With such a long history, dates and date palms are firmly rooted in the cultures of the Middle East.

October 29, 2013
Apodyterium (Dressing room).
August 28, 2013

If you missed Part 1 of this blog series about the origin of English words, follow the link to catch up on some English words that come

August 8, 2013

As the month of Ramadan comes to an end, Muslims all over the world will begin preparations for the annual holiday Eid ul-Fitr which signals the end of Ramadan. Eid ul-Fitr is known by several names – the Sugar Feast, the Sweet Fest, or the Lesser Eid.

July 10, 2013

‘Tis that time of year when Muslims around the world begin their annual month of fasting for Ramadan, a religious tradition that predates the advent of Islam, but has found new meaning for Muslims since then.  Ramadan began this

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