Monthly Archives: February 2011

Discounted Rugs

Every year, Global Village opens in Dubai from November through February.  People come from around the world to represent their countries, participate in cultural shows, and sell items from their country.  An AE group recently spent an evening at Global Village and sat down with some Afghan men at their carpet shop.  Check out the…
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The Camel Limped from its Split Lip

An old Arabic Proverb says:  "To understand a people, acquaint yourself with their proverbs."    Over the last 20 years Primrose Arnander, Ashkhain Skipwith, and Kathryn Lamb compiled a collection of Arabic Proverbs and sayings, transliterated them, translated them to English, and included the equivalent English proverb with illustrations.  Whether this was their intention or not,…
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