Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world. It is the official language in 26 countries and a working language of the UN, which makes Arabic very useful from both a work and travel perspective.
The Arabic world, which is one of the fastest growing in terms of population, is expected to reach around 600 million by 2050. The region boasts some of the world’s most dramatic architecture, including UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Sama tells us about Arabic
Meet Student Ambassador Sama Al Shammari. Sama was born in Iraq and her family moved to Ireland when she was a child.
Sama joined us on Instagram to share her experience of learning and speaking Arabic. She gives us insights into Arabic’s origins and how it is one of the most beautiful languages to learn.
Language of exchange
Irish exports to Arab countries were over 2.2 billion euros in 2016 and the Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce has forecast that Irish exports to Arab markets have the potential to reach 9 billion euros over the next three decades
Arab countries control over 50 percent of the world’s proven reserves of oil, lead by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. This has given the region key geopolitical importance and provided huge wealth to these countries.