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It was founded around 100 BC.
Today, it is known for its wadi, beaches, and flash floods.
People Born in Arish
Arish in People's Lives
Napoleon Bonaparte: After the Ottoman armies siezed a desert fort here, during my invasion of Egypt in 1799, I a division of my army to march here and meet them in battle. They did so, and I joined them with reinforcements a few days later, destroying the garrison. Some of the Ottoman soldiers joined my army instead.