Little Arabia in Los Angeles Wants to be Recognized as a Tourist Destination

eTN – Little Arabia in Southern California is only a few miles from California’s Disneyland sits. It’s a string of Middle Eastern restaurants and shops backed by the state’s Arab American community affectionately called, “Little Arabia.” Activists and business owners that support “Little Arabia” are campaigning for the strip to be recognized as a destination by tourism officials, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.


The push has already yieded positive results. The Anaheim/Orange County Visit and Convention Bureau agreed to put Little Arabia on its visitors guide.

The civic council is also preparing a new website and brochure to attract visitors.

The community’s biggest goal is to put in place an official designation for Little Arabia and an accompanying sign on the free-way.

The group’s efforts, however, are receiving some back lash.

Some residents complain that the special designation would hurt other ethnic pockets in the county’s largest city of Anaheim.

Some critics believe the area isn’t developed enough yet to be a tourist destination.

March 26, 2014 · admin · Comments Closed
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