I know its been a while since this was posted but I want to give a big hoorah for arabs :)
I have only ever had one. Has name was sunwood ayhab or 'ayhab' for short. He was a fleabitten grey with all the fire in the world. He was my baby. I got him at 18 years old and he had been left to rot basically in a paddock for 5 years
when I bought him, I saddled him up and rode him straight away. Although he had the fire of a million bonfires, he had the grace and respect of...i don't know what, but he was amazing. :) even at 22 he would run and run and run and even when you wanted him to stop, he just didnt want to. The spirit he had was unbelievable. He died at 23 from a snake bite :( but I think he still had many more years of life left in him. RIP ayhab. I still get sad when I think about him and he died 11 years ago.
I personally think arabs are the most loyal, hardworking and honest horses out there. Although they can be a handful, they can be the best friend you will have. (i know I know, many horses can be, but some horses just seem to have the "it" factor).
Good luck in your future arab adventures :)