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23 Ways You Know You're At An Arab Wedding

Let's go debka.

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1. No bride and groom entrance is complete without a full 50-person zaffa.

my favorite part of Arab weddings have always got to be the zaffaz #jordanianweddings ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

2. And there's always at least one member of the zaffa that gets a little TOO into it.

Weddings ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’˜๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ#Arabweddings #arabian #egyptian #dabke

3. But nobody breaks it down like the mother of the groom at her son's wedding.

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4. Debka groups will be separated by expertise. The better you are, the closer to the front of the line you are.

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5. But there's always someone who doesn't understand the rule, so they cut in front even though they suck.

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6. Arab dancing is an art form; you just have to flick your wrist a bit like this:

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7. And move your hips a little bit like this:

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8. And we all know weddings are basically mixers for young single people.

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9. You lose track of the amount of times someone says 3akbalik to you.

Me to my mom about the wedding we're going to: "I look so good tonight, I expect at least 20 marriage proposals" #Arabweddings

11. Meanwhile, the bride and groom are thrust onto chairs while everyone dances under them.

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Totally safe.

12. Sometimes the wedding singer gets on someone's shoulders too.

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14. THIS song is the real turn up.

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15. But nothing gets the party started like hearing the beginning beats of "Yaba Yaba Lah."

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16. The entire event is one big lavish affair.

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17. Complete with intricate stages for the bride and groom.

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18. And synchronized dance routines.

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19. And of course swords are used as dance props.

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21. And there are always people throwing actual money at the bride and groom.

23. The best part is, the debka doesn't end when the wedding ends. The debka never ends.

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