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A Bedouin Perspective on Life (Video)

Bedouins are a mystery to most people, and the Bedouin perspective on life is almost unknown. Bedouins are Arabs whose origins are primarily in Saudi Arabia. Traditionally nomadic, most have settled now and have permanent homes throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Travel to the Middle Eastern countries of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Israel, and you might be fortunate enough to learn about the Bedouin culture and see a bit of how they live. A very hospitable people, you might even be invited into one of their homes to talk and share a meal. If the person you’re talking to speaks good enough English or if you speak Arabic, you might even be able to delve into conversation deeply enough to learn about how they view life.

In this video you can learn about Bedouin life from Hemaid, who is of the  Muzeina Tribe of the South Sinai, Egypt and lives in the little town of Dahab. In this video, shot inside the tent which sits in the yard of his home, Hemaid shares a Bedouin perspective on life.


Sabina Lohr is a freelance writer who shines a light on the cultures of the Middle East through non-fiction storytelling, interviews with local figures, and insightful articles. She has traveled extensively through the region for more than 15 years and has lived in Israel, Egypt and the U.A.E.

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