Arab Americans

Zainab Al-Suwaij (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

4 Arab Americans share their insights on the United States

These Arab Americans give speeches all over the world, detailing their experiences in the United States. Read their inspiring stories.
Woman trying on hat while looking in mirror (© Chris Sorensen/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Muslim stars are rising on American stages and screens

Muslim actors, directors, singers and comedians are representing their experiences more authentically in Hollywood and on Broadway. Learn more here.
Gigi Hadid (© Antonio Calanni/AP Images)

Get to know 5 notable Arab Americans

In the United States, an estimated 2.1 million people reported Arab ancestry. Meet five Arab Americans who are making a difference in the world.
Man wearing headphones (© Tony Avelar/AP Images)

Jets hire Robert Saleh, NFL’s first Muslim head coach

Learn why Robert Saleh, the first Muslim head coach of an NFL team, walked away from the world of finance to pursue his dream of coaching football.
Ahmad Ashkar leaning on a table, with Falafel Inc. logo painted on the wall behind him (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Selling falafel, helping refugees

Ahmad Ashkar sells falafel. He makes money and feeds refugees at the same time. It's a new business model, and it's working.
Close-up view of box of various pastries (Shatila)

Visit this oasis in Michigan for America’s ‘best baklava’

Riad Shatila never forgot the delicious pastries of his youth in Lebanon. Today the late Michigan baker's family still sells what's been called America's best baklava.
Lenticular photo montage (© Doug Coombe/Arab American National Museum)

Bringing contemporary Saudi art to Americans

A U.S. exhibition of works by contemporary Saudi artists is challenging stereotypes and opening a window into daily life in a kingdom that is changing.
Black-and-white portrait of Juman Doley-Alomary (Institute for Social Policy and Understanding)

Arab-American women: Making their mark and sharing their stories

Across the country, Arab-American women are building businesses and careers while supporting their communities and encouraging others to develop and grow.
Man in white tux holding trophy (© AP Images)

Meet some noteworthy Arab Americans

Arab Americans constitute about 1 percent of the U.S. population, but they've made important contributions to science, the arts and many other disciplines.