FedEx Corporation in the Arab World

FedEx Corporation is a leading logistics services company, based in the United States. FedEx is a syllabic abbreviation of the company’s original name, Federal Express.

The following images taken in Dubai show the FedEx logo (FedEx Express) written in Arabic/English.

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Video Documentary Realia _Our Trip to Morocco


“This is a two-part video and one part audio series about the trip we took this spring to Morocco

Parts 1 & 2 will be a video documentation of our journey, and part 3 will be an audio podcast of Steph and I discussing what we learned about Morocco.

Please be aware that when we created this video, it was merely for personal purposes. We hadn’t quite thought of the idea to create Human Being Curious at the time we went to Morocco, so keep in mind that this video is not what you should ideally expect to see from us when we travel somewhere ”

Part 1

Part 2

Source of Realia :

A hearty laugh by quadruple twins – ضحك من القلب

This is not a typically Arabic realia but it is so innocently humorous -I will be really surprised if you don’t laugh!

I found it in an Arabic video-sharing site with some interesting comments in Arabic.

To learn some Arabic dialect, read the following comments left by users of the Arabic Online community Maktoob.

The video was titled : a hearty laugh by quadruple (i.e. four) twins

ضحك من القلب

اربعة توائم



sweet -Ha Ha

والله اضحكت من القلب مشكورين

By Allah it was truly a hearty laugh

وااااااااااااااااايد جميل . يجنن

Very beautiful – it drived me crazy!

(Egyptian Arabic) ايه الجمال ده كلو

How beautiful/wondeful this is (lit – what’s all this beauty!)

جميلة جدا جدا والله شكرا على الضحك الحلو ده

By allah it is very very beautiful – Thanks for the fun

بسم الله ما شاء الله

In the name of Allah and What Allah wishes! ( to express amazement and happiness)

جميله خالص

Very beautiful (Egyptian Arabic)

جميله اوووووووى

very very beautiful (Egyptian Arabic)



Source of video:

Maktoob (Jokes)


Snow in the the Arab World

These pictures were taken in Ifrane city (nicknamed Little Switzerland) which is a town and ski resort in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco.

I have been to this city as a Scout boy when I was around 13 and I loved it – the white snow – though shocking to find in a Mediterranean country was a lot of fun for me and my friends!
If you happen to visit Ifrane, what you’ll notice about the city is that the streets are very clean, nearly free of crime, and probably the best city in northern Africa . It is only half an hour drive away from the famous city of Fez.

It was founded by the French in 1929 and is probably one of the cleanest cities in Morocco.

Ifrane is located in the heart of a region of Morocco known for its beautiful forests, lakes, mountains, and waterfalls.

Al Akhawayn University, an English speaking private university, which follows an American-curriculum, opened its doors for study in 1995. This helped re-launch Ifrane as a desirable destination for domestic tourism. Consequently, Ifrane continues to develop as both a summer and winter resort.


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The Sound of Music – Learn Arabic with Music Video Clips – الموسيقى العربية


Immerse yourself in Arabic/Egyptian language and culture by watching subtitled videos!

All videos are subtitled in three different texts:

  1. the Arabic subtitle,
  2. the literal translation,
  3. the real translation.

    This section can be a great resource to learn new words/idioms and develop your listening comprehension.


    Find out more

    ArEg – Multimedia Music Video clips

    Photo Diaries & Podcasts of Arab Students in the UK and the Arab World


    Diaries available:

    1. Nadia Abou-Al-Raghib : My (life) experience between Jordan and Britain نادية أبو الراغب: تجربتي بين الأردن وبريطانيا
    2. Zakariah Isam between his brithplace and his ancestors’ land زكريا عصام بين مسقط الرأس وأرض الأجداد
    3. Yasin Abdullah while he is away from his homeland ياسين عبد الله في غربته
    4. Ahmad Al-Ghamdi – Achieving aspirations أحمد الغامدي: تحقيق الطموح
    5. Helen Torrington: My experience with the Arabic lifestyle هيلين تورنجتون: تجربتي مع نمط الحياة العربية

    Find out more :

    BBC Arabic