Given the diversity of Arab people, most are Muslim and some Christian and other faiths.
The most common events that are held in the Muslim marriage include variations of the following: marriage proposal, engagement, henna, nikah, registration, reception, walima, and honeymoon.
It is a small gathering of close male relatives on both sides of the bride and groom, usually in the home of the bride's family.
In "Tulpa", the groom, along with his family members, asks the bride, with her family for her part, to her hand in marriage.
Male family members on the groom side also make sure to resolve any last minute issues before the wedding.
After all, the eldest man on the side of the groom congratulates all the male relatives on both sides.
Therefore, when it is time for a young man to get married, his family will look around to identify a number of potential brides.
Arranged marriage is a tradition of Arab nations of West Asia and North Africa, but with the difference that between 17% to majority of all marriages in these countries are also consanguineous marriages.