The United Arab Emirates is one of the most popular tourist destinations the world over. The country has a subtropical climate, which means it has more than abundant sunshine. However, with the scorching heat of its summers, it’s crucial to choose the right time to be able to enjoy this country as much as possible.
In the mountainous regions of Kabylia in Algeria, Rachid Ibersiene lives at the frenetic pace of his artisan cheese dairy. His passion for cheese-making has not only resurrected an age-old tradition, but also infused it with the flavors of Swiss Gruyère and Dutch Gouda, with an Algerian touch.
A vague history In his book “Mediterranean Winter”, Robert D. Kaplan suggests that the tradition of wearing jasmine in Tunisia dates back to the Punic era. Other sources however believe that the plant was introduced to the country by Andalusian refugees in the 1600s, following the Reconquista. The exact origins of this Tunisian custom remain […]
If you ever have the pleasure of visiting a Moroccan home, exploring Morocco itself or dining in a Moroccan restaurant, chances are you’ll be offered a cup of mint tea. Called Atay in Moroccan dialect, it occupies a special place in the kingdom’s culture.
This is the most important festival in the Muslim calendar: Eid el Adha (or Eid el-Kebir). According to Muslim tradition, it commemorates the sacrifice that God asked Abraham to make in order to test his faith. It’s an important time for sharing and conviviality, and conviviality means… gastronomy! But what’s on your plate during Eid?
In modern English, the word “Mecca” is often used metaphorically to describe a central place that attracts a large number of people or a center of an activity. This association stems from the fact that Mecca, located in Saudi Arabia, is the holiest Islamic city in the world and draws millions of pilgrims each year. At the heart of Mecca lies the Kaaba, a structure that holds great significance for Muslims. Here are five things you may not know about it: