The Middle Eastern culture has more or less been continuous for close to three thousand years (from roughly 9th century BC). Islam, adopted by the Arabs from the early 7th century AD is a comparative new addition to their rich culture. Islam has never-the-less had a significant impact today across around 400 million people. A high quality of life and comfort has always been a keen interest for the Arab culture. With wealth brought with oil and gas in the Middle East, this has emphasised the appreciation for the finer things in life.
So, what does this suggest? It suggests a diverse and rich culture emphatically focused on maintain dignity and solace.
Simple understanding between people is the answer.