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Department of Arabic Language and Literature


The Department of Arabic Language and Literature was one of the first seven departments established in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1977.  Classes began in the academic year 1977 – 1978 with small numbers of students and faculty members.

The Department has grown significantly year after year. It is considered now to be the biggest department in The College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Today, this department plays a leading role in providing different organizations and institutions with professional, skillful graduates.
Four years ago the number of national faculty members was 4, but today  the number is increased and becomes  10 faculty, and  2 teaching assistants ,who are on Ph.D scholarship abroad. 
Study plan in the Arabic Department has been improved several times in response to the New Vision, new innovation and modernization, and also in response to local market.

Major in Arabic Language and Literature

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature is offering two concentrations -- one emphasizing the Arabic language, the other emphasizing literature in Arabic -- the Arabic major focuses principally on the three main periods of Arab/Islamic culture: the medieval or classical; the neo-classical; and the modern eras.  Students will acquire theoretical and historical knowledge regarding the language's development and its literary evolution. Students will become familiar with critiques written in more recent times that shed new light on major classical and contemporary issues.


The Arabic Department aims at preserving and enriching Arabic Language as a written text and spoken discourse capable of reflecting  the diversity and complexity of  the Arabic/ Islamic culture and civilization. The Department is also determined to enhance and develop Arabic Language teaching and pedagogy in a sophisticated way in order to reinforce the Arabic / Islamic identity of the nation.

Further, the Department aims to academically prepare a generation of graduates, holders of a college degree in Arabic Language and Literature, able to participate in the enrichment of the intellectual, cultural and educational institutions inside and outside UAE.

As a center of cultural illumination and scholarship, the Arabic Department at UAEU supports multi-disciplinary activities promoting inter-civilizational dialogue and giving priority to genuine social values and moral traditions. In addition to a deep-rooted interest in Arabic literary heritage, the Department aims to build bridges with other cultures exploring new avenues of cultural diversity and integrating foreign language education in its curriculum.

Academic Programs


Note: If calling from outside the UAEU organization, dial (+971 3 713) before the extension.

Name Position Email Ext.

Dr. Ghaneimah AlYammahi

Assistant Professor & Chair  -

Dr. Saif Al Mahrouqi

Associate Professor 5038

Prof. Jamal Maqableh



Dr. Fatima Al Breiki

Associate Professor -

Dr. Emad Zapin

Associate Professor emadzapin@UAEU.AC.AE 6447

Dr. Da'ed Al Nasser

Associate Professor  -

Dr. Muna A. Sahli

Associate Professor


Dr. Huda Salem

Assistant Professor


Dr. Al Amein Alshareif

Assistant Professor 



Dr. Hany Rashwan

Assistant Professor


General Enquiries

Thank you for your interest in the Arabic Language and Literature Department. We welcome your query and encourage you to contact us using the information below:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
United Arab Emirates University,
P.O. Box 15551, Al Ain, UAE 

Phone: +971 3 713 6414 
Fax: +971 3 713 4978 

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Sep 14, 2023