Those travelling to the Middle East will find it a region rich in history and culture. The main religion that is followed here is Islam which has its roots in the teachings of Prophet Mohammed. A popular Arab custom is that of greeting people with the phrase, ‘Assalamu Alaikum’ which translates to ‘peace be upon you’. The traditional dress worn by Arab women is called ‘abaya’ and it is a long black garment that stretches down to the ankles. Typical Arab food includes ‘shawirma’, ‘kuskus’, ‘hummus, and ‘falafel’. Those heading to the region and looking for luxury Abu Dhabi hotels can stay at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. One of the best Abu Dhabi resorts, it offers a luxurious base from which to set out on sightseeing excursions that let you soak up some local culture.