Certainly a set of generic Arab/Middle Eastern civilians would be very useful in lots of contexts, my particular interest is for Egypt in 1800 to go with the British, French and Mamelukes. Plus don't forget the ottoman army for this conflict.
No yawns from me, Alan. You've perked me right up.
Arab civilians will be useful from 1800 right up to 1914. And with the right accessories (guns etc.) they could accompany the LRDG.
Speaking of accessories I have to mention Camels; with or without loads.