Arabi is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. It is on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. It is part of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan area, and its population at the 2000 census was 8,093.
Gambling was a popular activity here in the first half of the twentieth century, before a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambing dens closed the gambling halls down. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused a massive storm surge, flooding the area.
The population comprises predominantly White Americans. A small percentage of the population comprises people of Hispanic origin.