If a woman is a native of one of the Arab states you can bet she will have been sheltered while growing up.
Modesty is of prime importance to Arabs and segregation is vital.
Understanding the Arab Culture Even though being Arabic and being Muslim are not one and the same, there is a great deal of overlap in their views on marriage and dating.
Bear in mind that there are roughly one and a half billion believers in the Muslim faith while there actual Arabs can only be numbered in the hundreds of millions.
One thing that you will notice is that Arab women more readily defer to male dominance even though they demand your respect.