this is a scale native to the Middle East which was used by the
famous surf guitarist Dick Dale.
it is essentially a Major scale with a flatted 2nd and a flatted 6th.
a similar scale to this (it is the same scale but with a dominant
seventh) has already been posted as an 'Arabic' scale. I don't
mean to say that the 'Arabic' scale is wrong. I have never been
taught that particular scale but I am guessing it is also a commonly
used scale in the Middle East. this is just another one.
this scale is movable
Ex. in E