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Abscam in the United States, an FBI investigation in 1978-80, as a result of which several members of Congress were indicted for taking bribes from FBI agents posing as Arab businessmen.
Abu Dhabi the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Arabian a native of Arabia; Arab. [1/4 definitions]
Arabian Peninsula a peninsula in western Asia that lies between the Red Sea to the west and the Persian Gulf to the northeast. The Indian Ocean borders the Arabian Peninsula on the southeast. Countries located on the peninsula include Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait.
Arabic of, pertaining to, or originating in or among Arabia or Arabs; Arab; Arabian. [1/3 definitions]
Bedouin any tribe or member of a tribe of Arab nomads living in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula, Syria, or North Africa. [1/2 definitions]
dirham the chief monetary unit of the United Arab Emirates, equaling one hundred fils. [1/3 definitions]
Egypt a North African country on the Mediterranean and Red Seas; Arab Republic of Egypt.
fedayeen Arab commandos operating esp. against Israel.
fellah a native peasant or farm worker in Arab countries.
fils the smaller monetary unit of Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. (Cf. dinar, riyal.)
Ishmaelite a member of a tribe considered to be descended from Ishmael and the progenitor of the Arab peoples. [1/2 definitions]
Moor a member of a mixed Arab and Berber Muslim people now living largely in northwestern Africa. [1/3 definitions]
Muhammad an Arab prophet and the founder of Islam (570-632 A.D.).
Palestinian a native of Palestine, esp. an Arab, or a descendant thereof. [2/3 definitions]
sheik the leader of an Arab community or tribe. [1/2 definitions]
sherif an Arab ruler, chief, or prince. [1/3 definitions]
souk in Arab or Berber countries, an open-air marketplace.
UAR abbreviation of "United Arab Republic," the official name of Egypt in 1958-61. [2 definitions]
United Arab Emirates an East Arabian country comprising seven Arab sheikdoms; Trucial States (usu. prec. by the).