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Hurghada

Hurghada

Hurghada الغردقة Until a few years ago, Hurghada was a small fishing village. Today, it is an international center of aquatic sports, windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, and, above all, snorkeling and diving.

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Travel in Egypt: Alexandria

Travel in Egypt: Alexandria

Travel in Egypt: Alexandria السفر داخل مصر: الإسكندرية “When I think of the library of Alexandria and of the fact that, although it burnt down, people continue to sort the letters of the alphabet according to that tradition, then that makes...

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Visiting Al Azhar Park in Cairo

Visiting Al Azhar Park in Cairo

Visiting Al Azhar Park in Cairo زيارة إلى حديقة الأزهر The small class sizes and friendly atmosphere at Arab Academy naturally leads to friendships between our teachers and study abroad students. Often the two groups enjoy socializing outside of...

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My Cousin’s Henna Night

My Cousin’s Henna Night

My Cousin’s Henna Night ليلة حنة بنت عمي I woke up this morning still hearing the music in my head. My feet ached and my head was still filled with all the music from last night. I had a butterfly drawn on the back of my neck and flowers starting...

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Learning Arabic Calligraphy

Learning Arabic Calligraphy

Arabic Calligraphy is Art الخط العربي فن “Arabic Calligraphy is an Art”; this was the phrase that started the long anticipated lecture on Arabic calligraphy at AA. Although it may seem like a simple subject, not many people know how to write or...

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The Mosque of Al Rifa’i

The Mosque of Al Rifa’i

The Mosque of El Rifa’i جامع الرفاعي "My country (Egypt) is no longer in Africa; we are now part of Europe. It is therefore natural for us to abandon our former ways and to adopt a new system adapted to our social conditions". Khedive Isma’il...

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