Exploring a new culture is a great way to expand your mind, meet new and interesting friends and get to know your city better. The great thing about being in the capital is the wide array of multicultural events on throughout the year – from film festivals and traditional celebrations to simply trying out new restaurants or musical and theatrical events.
And it brings benefits to to everyone. For people new to Ireland, in this case of this post and what we’ll be referring to today, people from Arabic speaking countries in particular, Arabic events and explorations can help you find your feet in a new home. The transition can be difficult! Secondly, it’s great for Irish people and people of other nationalities. You might not have the time or the money to travel to Dubai or the middle east, but you can taste the culture at home and maybe even learn a little of the Arabic language from new people you meet.
A great place to start is the Arabic Culture Lovers meetup group, (which you can find here) “A dynamically diverse group of Arab and international people with the common love of the Arabic Culture. The meetings are varied and regular encouraging everyone to be involved and to make new friends.”
If you want to practice your Arabic, it might be helpful for that too. And this Friday they’ll be going on a free tour of Dublin’s beautiful Chester Beatty Library – done in Arabic! A great way to get a feel fro the language by listening before braving speaking it yourself.
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