Arab is a city in Marshall regions in the northern piece of the U.S. province of Alabama, found 10 miles 16 km from Guntersville Lake and Guntersville Dam, and is incorporated into the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 statistics, the number of inhabitants in the city was 8,050.
The name of the town was an accidental incorrect spelling by the U.S. Postal Service in 1882 of the city's expected name, taken from Arad Thompson, the child of the town originator and first postmaster Stephen Tuttle Thompson.Electricity benefit in Arab is given through Arab Electric Cooperative, which purchases control through the Tennessee Valley Authority. Water benefit in Arab is given through Arab Water Works, which gets water from Browns Creek in Guntersville Lake. Flammable gas is additionally given in Arab through Marshall County Gas District, which is based out of Guntersville.