ExplorE the Arab World at SAF
The Arab world is an incredibly rich and diverse region made up of 22 countries. We, at SAF, work on connecting people of all backgrounds through the sharing Arab cultures, music, and art.
In the below section, each Arab country is represented by its flag along with a little about the history, food, weather, and nature of each.
Algeria is a vibrant country with a rich culture. The food is a mix of Mediterranean, Saharan, and Middle Eastern flavors, with influences from the Ottoman Empire. Nature is abundant in Algeria, with stunning mountain and desert landscapes, and beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean Sea. The weather is generally hot and dry, with mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
Bahrain is a small island nation located in the Persian Gulf. It is home to a diverse culture, with influences from both Middle Eastern and Indian cultures. Traditional Bahraini cuisine is a mix of seafood, meat, rice, and spices, and is a delicious option for visitors. Bahrain desert is rich in beautiful landscapes, mountain, and coastal areas. The weather in Bahrain is usually sunny and warm.
Comoros is a culturally rich country, with a strong emphasis on its Islamic faith, as well as its unique blend of French, African, and Arab traditions. The country's culture is best experienced through its vibrant music and dance, flavorful cuisine, and traditional art forms.
A small country in East Africa rich in culture and natural beauty. Its traditional cuisine is a mix of Somali, Yemeni, and French influences, with dishes like sambusa, a spicy fried pastry, and suqaar, a spicy stew. It is known for its stunning rock formations, desert landscapes, and the Gulf of Tadjoura, the largest saltwater lagoon in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti has a hot climate with temperatures ranging from 80-95 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
A country steeped in a rich culture that dates back thousands of years. From the pyramids and ancient hieroglyphs to the vibrant music, dance, and cuisine that bring its culture to life, Egypt is sure to make an impression at any cultural festival. Many historical sites, traditional ways of life, and unique customs and traditions that have been passed down through generations.
A country with a rich cultural history and ancient traditions. Located in the Middle East, it is known for its diverse population and vibrant culture. Iraq is home to many different ethnic groups, all of whom bring their own unique traditions, music, and cuisine to the country.
Jordan is a country of diverse cultures, foods, and nature. Jordanian cuisine is known for its generous use of spices and herbs. Popular dishes include Mansaf and Falafel. Known for its vast deserts, rugged mountains, and the famed Dead Sea. The temperatures in Jordan vary depending on the season, with mild winters and hot summers.
Kuwait is a fascinating country with a rich culture and history. The weather in Kuwait is typically hot and dry, with temperatures reaching as high as 50°C in summer and rarely falling below 10°C in winter. Kuwaiti cuisine is a combination of Middle Eastern and Indian flavors, with dishes like harees, machboos, and spicy muttabaq. Popular desserts include luqaimat and khabeesa, while tea and coffee are popular beverages.
A culturally vibrant country, rich in stunning natural landscapes, with rugged mountains, sparkling Mediterranean coastlines, and lush green valleys. The culture of Lebanon is rich and diverse, with influences from the Mediterranean, Levantine, and Arab worlds. Lebanese cuisine is renowned for its flavorful and aromatic dishes, such as tabbouleh, hummus, and kibbeh. Lebanese people are warm and welcoming.
A country of rich culture, delicious food, and stunning natural beauty. The Libyan culture is heavily influenced by the Bedouin, Arab, and Mediterranean cultures. Libyan cuisine is a combination of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and North African flavors. Popular dishes include couscous, shorba (soup), and bazin (a type of pastry). It is known for its gorgeous Sahara Desert, the stunning Mediterranean coastline, and the lush green oases. The weather is hot and dry.
Mauritania is a West African country with a long and rich cultural heritage. It is renowned for its traditional food, such as camel meat, couscous, and seafood. It is famous for its wildlife, from lizards to camels, and stunning landscapes, from the Sahara Desert to the Atlantic Coast. The weather in Mauritania is hot and humid for most of the year, with temperatures reaching into the hundreds in the summer months.
Morocco is a culturally rich country located in North Africa. It is famous for dishes like tagine and couscous; staples of the Moroccan diet. Nature lovers can explore the beautiful mountain ranges and deserts of Morocco, while beachgoers can relax in the warm Mediterranean and Atlantic waters. Morocco is known for its hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters, making it the perfect destination for year-round travel.
A culturally rich country with a unique blend of Arab, African, and South Asian influences. Traditional Omani cuisine is an amalgamation of various regional flavors and ingredients, and is known for its diverse range of dishes. Known for its stunning mountain ranges, deserted wadis, and unspoiled beaches.
Palestine is a vibrant and diverse country full of culture, food, nature, and weather. Traditional Palestinian culture is expressed through customs, music, and art, while traditional Palestinian food consists of hummus, falafel, and other Middle Eastern dishes. Palestine's natural beauty is breathtaking with its rolling hills, lush valleys, and the Mediterranean Sea. Its weather ranges from warm and humid summers to cool, rainy winters.
A fascinating and diverse country with a rich culture, diverse food, stunning nature, and a warm climate. Traditional Qatari culture is rooted in old-world values, with hospitality and respect for guests being highly valued. Food is a delicious blend of Middle Eastern and South Asian cuisine. Natural landscape is beautiful, with vast deserts, stunning beaches, and a variety of wildlife. The weather is generally warm and sunny.
Saudi Arabia is an ancient land with a rich and vibrant culture. The country is home to amazing natural wonders, such as the Empty Quarter Desert and the Al-Hijr Archaeological Site. The summer weather is hot and dry, with mild winters.
A culturally rich country with a long and fascinating history. Somali food includes dishes like sabaayad, a flatbread made with oil and sugar, and suqaar, a spicy stew made with beef or lamb. It's known for its diverse wildlife, from zebras and hyenas to elephants and leopards. The weather is tropical, with hot and humid summers and mild, dry winters.
Sudan is a country of immense beauty and culture. Its history is long and varied, with influences from the ancient Nubian and Islamic civilizations. Sudanese cuisine is a delicious blend of African and Middle Eastern flavors. Its nature ranges from the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara Desert to the lush greenery of the Blue and White Nile riverbanks. Its weather is hot and dry, and can reach over 100°F during the summer.
A country rich in culture, history, food, nature and weather. Its most known ancient cities are Damascus and Aleppo, delicious food, beautiful scenery, mountains, deserts and coastline. The weather is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching into the triple digits during the summer months.
A country located in Northern Africa with an incredibly rich culture, history, and natural beauty. Its cuisine is known for its use of spices and flavors, while its history dates back to the Punic period. The weather is hot and dry.
United Arab Emirates
Emirates is a fascinating country. It's known for its exotic spices and flavors, Hajar Mountains, and seaplane tour to get an aerial perspective of the country. The weather is sunny and warm year-round.
A culturally rich and vibrant country. Its culture is deeply rooted in its history, which dates back to the 1st millennium BCE. Yemeni food is diverse and flavorful, incorporating ingredients such as spices, seafood, and rice. It is known for varied landscapes, ranging from the desert in the east to the lush green highlands in the west. Yemen's hot and arid climate, along with its humid coastal areas, make it a great destination for outdoor activities.