First of all I'm a white american, just so you know where I'm coming from. One of my best friends during highschool was half-persian, but he looked pretty white, mostly because he was only dark when he got a tan, he shaved a lot, and his face was really generic looking, so he came off as something close to italian.
When I think arab, I think like Jafar from Aladdin. Facial hair, brown skin, long nose. Actual arabs probably have a better idea than me though of what makes someone look arabian.
No, most Arabs have light skin and hazel/green eyes, especially ones form the Levant. My grandma was Sicilian but she had that Arab nose you are talking about, and I also see a lot of Arabs with deeper and bigger eyes...just an observation I made. Some people have told me I looked Arab to them actually; you can judge for yourself in my profile but I guess it's mostly the dark hair and eyes with the stubble they were judging.
i think it's not about nationality but more on regions. meditraneans, persians n israelites tend to look alike. so does chinese, japanese, korwans vietnamese and people from northern parts of indo china. native indonesian, malaysian and australian aborigines looked more like central Africans. modern americans are mixed up already because they consist of immigrants and settlers frm all over the world. that's why American caucasian doesn't look much alike european caucasians. it's the same in malaysia, racial melting pot.
where are you from ? I am Lebanese... and profoundly lebanese peolpe are nothing like arabs in looks... Well in the western regions.. they have this idea of arabslooking like "osama bin laden" and in most movies, an arab is a brown coloured skinned person. black or brown eyes and filthy looking ... and for men... it is thought that all arabs grow beards , and women wear scarfs... so its more of what they are used to than what we " arabs" look like .
I have some Arab blood in my family, so I guess I am somewhat Arab. But, I know so many Arabic people and they're all different. Some have green eyes, some have blue eyes and some of them have brown eyes. When I think of Arabic people, I think of light skin tone and BIG eyes haha. I don't know why, but that's just me.
Even if you DON'T "look" like an Arab, doesn't mean you're not an Arab. So to answer your question, No you are not automatically excluded from the Arab category of looks. People think I am Egyptian but that doesn't change the fact that I am not. You know what I mean?
Well, hopefully this wasn't confusing and was of some help at least.
I'm Arabic, my parents are atleast, I was raised abroad. But I don't look arabic at all, noone ever suspects me of being Arabic unless I tell them in fact they think I'm European. I have dark blond hair, and brown eyes and I am in no way hairy :p
because of pale skin in some Arab girls because if they aren't in sunlight a lot or because of genetics