Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Arab Dancing at Al Shark

Apparently, a prominent dance show at Al Shark Restaurant in Buenos Aires.

Shark here comes from the Arabic word for East, not from shark (the fish), which in Spanish is tiburón. Al Shark is a mixture of Arabic and Spanish, which would mean, “to the East/Orient.”

The owner of the restaurant Al Shark (to the Orient) is Gustavo Massoud, which indicates that he is probably NOT an immigrant, but a totally assimilated Argentine.

I would guess he has some Maronite Lebanese ancestry in him, but I am not sure.