I say Arabi, you say...

Do you talk like your parents?

Screenshot 2016 01 29 11 46 19

Dish TV ad strikes a cord with Arab Americans

The TV campaign is to promote a new TV station called Dish TV. It was created by Leo Burnett in Beirut and features a Lebanese actor. The big idea is to unite first and second generation Arab Americans. However, it also sheds light on how emigration impacts culture from one generation to the next. 

The subtle message for the satellite dish provider is that Arab ex pats in the U.S should watch Al Jazeera and Rotana to stay in touch with their culture. For expats living in Dubai, the same rule could apply, watching TV stations from your home country is one way of staying in touch!

It's all about the food!

Pronunciation of food is used in the video as a test of how in touch with your culture you are. Go on, try the following:

I say Tomato, you say...

Shutterstock 267812054

I say Potato, you say...

Shutterstock 172876538

I say Kabbeh, you say...

Shutterstock 201432419

I say Shawarma, you say...

Shutterstock 186240131

I say Falafel, you say... 

Shutterstock 320756864

I say Labneh, you say

Shutterstock 200281643

Oh and just incase your are wondering, here is how to pronounce 'Arabi'

Written By

Richard Fitzgerald

Rich is a media fiend who hasn't been seen without an iPhone in hand since 2007. With a passion for all things health and fitness, what he lacks in hair he more than makes up for in creativity. As the founder of Lovin Dubai, he's our fearless leader.