Arabic Translation Services

From Arabic to English and Back Again

Arabic is estimated to be the sixth most widely spoken language in the world, with the number of native-speakers placed anywhere between 150 and 300 million. It’s most commonly spoken in North Africa and the Middle-East, but as the global village shrinks, large Arabic communities can now be found all over the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. This steady growth has increased the demand for Arabic-English and English-Arabic translation and interpreting services, particularly in the high-powered business world.

ST Communications is well-equipped to meet this rising demand, as our team of translators and interpreters contains several native Arabic speakers, whose knowledge of the different dialects ensures the accuracy of every translation.



Arabic Translation for Every Occasion

Whether your needs are business or personal, ST Communications can help you. Our range of services includes:

  • Localisation, so you can translate any business products and material, including instruction manuals, marketing material, business software and website content, from Arabic to English or the inverse.
  • Document translation, so you can translate any type of document, including business contracts, terms and conditions, academic literature, personal letters, private emails, and handbooks, etc.
  • Interpretation at any business or private function, including seminars, conferences, workshops, weddings, funerals and parties.
  • DTP services, which have been specially designed for Arabic.


In addition to being proficient at Arabic, our team of translators has a wealth of practical experience in several industries, including finance, pharma, engineering, marketing, IT, mining, petroleum and academia. This ensures our accuracy, no matter how jargon-heavy or technically complicated the documents.

Contact us for more on our skilful Arabic-English translation assistance, or request a same-day quotation.



Arabic In Summary

Arabic is the official language in 22 countries. It has had a strong influence on many different languages, including Swahili, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese and even English. For example, cotton, sugar, alcohol and lemon are all Arabic words.

In addition to being so influential, Arabic is also extremely varied with over 30 official dialects (and hundreds more unofficial ones). According to, there are three official Egyptian dialects, giving Egypt a total of nearly 74 million Arabic speakers. There may only be one Moroccan dialect, but the country boasts 21 million Arabic speakers. There are 25 million in Arabic speakers in Iraq and nearly 16 million in Saudi Arabia.

Arabic can be divided into Classic Arabic – the language of the Qur’an, and Modern Standard Arabic. Classic Arabic is mostly reserved for scholarly purposes, while Modern Standard Arabic serves the everyday man.





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