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Al Shihab Al Thahabi is a U.A.E. based company with a long pedigree of trading in the Arabian Peninsula. Our operations cover the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. People ask about our name. In arabic the word ‘Al’ is the definite article meaning ‘The’. ‘Shihab’ is an ancient Arabic word used even in the time before Islam to mean: a shooting star. And ‘Thahabi, is Arabic for ‘gold’ and Thahabi is the adjective. In Arabic unlike English, the definite article is attached to both the noun and its modifiying adjective. And so we have: Al Shihab Al Thahabi. We choose this name because it reflects the ancient culture of the Arab. Alone in the desert on a moonless night, he was moved by the striking speed and beauty of the shooting stars, emerging from now where in the dark, limitless, canopy of the heaven only to be inciengerated in a brilliant mometary streak of light and flame. Somewhere in one of these timeless deserts, on a night at the edge of memory, fifteen centuries ago, a poet named Labeed ibn Rabiah looked up at the night sky and voiced the words that are immortalized in Arabic literature.