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A Cultural Minute with Nasif Kayed – Food and Drink in Muslim Society

The ceremony surrounding the preparation, serving and drinking of gahwa (Arabic coffee) derived from the traditions of Islamic and Bedouin hospitality. Unlike the comparatively stronger flavoured “western” style coffees, the traditional gahwa of the Emirates has a very mild coffee flavour, a distinct cardamom taste with a touch of saffron. Gahwa is never sweetened with sugar, instead fresh dates are offered to accompany the aromatic brew. The dates refresh and sweeten the palate between each sip of gahwa.

The following video led by Nasif Kayed at The Sheikh Mohammed Cultural Center for Understanding provides an overview of customary Muslim food and drink to expat children who are currently living in Dubai.


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One Response to “A Cultural Minute with Nasif Kayed – Food and Drink in Muslim Society”

  1. Jonetta says:

    This has made my day. I wish all postings were this good.


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