Culture and Customs
Understanding daily life and social norms, such as customs and etiquette, are a key to understanding a nation or culture or having an enjoyable visit.
⇒Food & Recipes
Middle Eastern foods and their relationship to culture, includes some delicious recipes
⇒Holidays & Events
Holidays and events in and concerning the middle east
⇒Holidays and Events
more resources related to Middle Eastern Holidays, Events, and Celebrations
Introduction to Middle Eastern Culture
A concise summary of common characteristics shared by the Middle Eastern countries.An introduction to how religion, business, history, and daily life are influenced by culture in the Middle East.
A True Story About A Middle Eastern Woman
What do Middle Eastern women want you to know about them? They are overcomers...A true story about a woman from the Middle East.
Business Culture Guides [offsite link]
Guides to Business Etiquette for Middle Eastern Countries and Beyond
Syria, the ancient land filled with stunning sites, preserved ruins, and amazingly hospitable people is a secret jewel for visitors to the Middle East. Enjoy a cup of coffee while getting a five-minute glimpse of Syrian culture.
Facial Hair and Scarves in Turkey
Men's facial hair in Turkey makes a political or religious statement. Understand the meaning of length of mustache and beard to understand both culture. Women's scarves also have significant meaning.
Key Cultural and Social Values in the Middle East
A comparison of cultural and social values in Western and Middle Eastern cultures.
Roses - The Middle East Connection
The rose is well known as a symbol of love in Western culture, but did you know that both the rose and the language of flowers came to the West from or via the Middle East?
Status of Muslim Women
A discussion of the status of Muslim women and their role in Middle Eastern society.
Studying Culture in the Middle East
Studying Middle Eastern Culture is an ambitious undertaking. What elements make up culture, and how do we begin to make sense of even understanding Middle Eastern Culture?
The Oldest Laws In the World
The two oldest laws in the world come from the Middle East. Why discuss them? These two laws still have an influence on western civilization nb to this day. Read short excerpts to compare them.
Wedding Traditions of the Middle East
Who was Pilate's Wife?
Antoinette May attempts to unravel the life and identity of the wife of Pontius Pilate in her novel, Pilate's Wife. In the process she takes an interesting look at women's lives and roles in Europe and the Middle East at the beginning of the first century A.D/C.E.
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