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Egypt’s 2030 Plan and China Investments

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer Egypt has made its 2030 plan for industrial development and the governance of the country. China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative coincides with Egypt’s “2030 Vision” and has aroused the interest of many Egyptians. This article will introduce you to Egypt’s 2030 plan and China investments. Made in Egypt … Continued

Seven Famous Arab Poets You Need to Know

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer Arabic is a distinctive language and Arabic poetry is one of the important genres in Arabic literature. Since ancient times, many beautiful poems and famous poets have been born in the land of Arabia. This article will introduce you to seven distinctive Arab poets. Tarafa “Behold, she has come … Continued

An Inside Look at the First Camel Hospital in Dubai

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer With the development of the economy and medical technology in modern society, various hospitals have been built in today’s world, including ones for human beings and for animals. But there is one hospital staying unique all over the world, which is the Camel Hospital in Dubai. This hospital accompanies … Continued

10 Ways to Enjoy Arab Culture in Washington, DC

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still various ways to experience Arab culture. This article will introduce you 10 ways to enjoy Arab culture in Washington, DC. 1. Enjoy Virtual Art Exhibitions The Middle East Institute, the oldest think tank focused on the Middle Eastern region in Washington, DC, … Continued

Arab Merchants and Maritime Silk Road

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer The Maritime Silk Road was an important business channel connecting China and Arabia in the history. Many Arab merchants came to China through the Maritime Silk Road to do business and even settled down in China. This article will lead you to learn about this history. In the second … Continued

A Journey to Learn about Arab Communities in China

By: Yidan Fan / Arab America Contributing Writer             Today, there is a large number of Arab communities living in China. They came to China to study, work, or develop their own businesses. By reading this article, let’s take a journey together to get to know Arab communities in China. The … Continued

Best Arab American Books of 2020

By: Yidan Fan / Arab America Contributing Writer Arab American writers have been contributing to literature and culture in both the Arabic speaking world and American society. Their creative and scholarly writing has become an important part of Western culture as well. Here we have selected eight amazing Arab American books to introduce to you … Continued

Popular Arab Food in China

By: Yidan Fan / Arab America Contributing Writer China has a long history of commercial trade and cultural exchanges with Arab countries. As early as over 2,000 years ago, during the Western Han Dynasty, Zhang Qian was ordered to go to the Western Regions twice in 139 BC and 119 BC to open up China’s … Continued

The University of al-Qarawiyyin: The Oldest University in The World

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer Do you know which university is the oldest one in the world? Located in Fez, Morocco, and founded by a Muslim woman, the University of al-Qarawiyyin is the oldest university in the whole wide world. Dating back to 859 AD, the University of al-Qarawiyyin is older than Egypt’s Azhar … Continued

Frankincense: It’s the Mystery Fragrance of the Arab World

By: Yidan Fan/Arab America Contributing Writer                  Arabs love spices. Almost all Arab countries have spice markets. Spices are indispensable and important consumer products in the daily life of Arabs. In fact, there are many varieties and categories of them. – and perhaps one of the most popular … Continued

4 Arab American Actors You Need to Know on Broadway Stage

By: Yidan Fan, Arab America Contributing Writer            Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, Broadway is famous for the theatrical performances presented in the 41 Broadway theatres. Together with London’s West End, Broadway represents the highest commercial level of live theater in the English-speaking world. Countless professionals in the theatre … Continued

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