Middle East

The Evolution of Coffee Culture in Saudi Arabia

The Evolution of Coffee Culture in Saudi Arabia

Coffee has has always been a huge part of the Arabic culture and, more recently there has been a growth in interest in the coffee culture in Saudi Arabia. The term “coffee” is from the Arabic word “qahwah” or “قهوة” and the term espresso machines in Arabic is “الآت الإسبريسو”. Coffee arabica is a valuable crop grown on Saudi Arabia’s …

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10 Things you don’t know about Arabic Coffee

10 Things you don't know about Arabic Coffee

If you are a coffee lover, I can tell that the word ‘coffee’ brings a sudden wave of joy to your mind. You will find different types of coffee with different flavors and aromas around the world. But nothing can beat the sweetness and soften the taste of Arabian coffee. Many people like to believe that coffee was first invented …

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10 Arabic Dishes to Try When you visit Qatar

10 Arabic Dishes to Try When you visit Qatar

If there’s one thing that will never be gone in people’s travel itinerary, it’s eating. Sure, you need the energy for your trip, but many people also put extra effort into seeking dishes unique to the place to have a “taste” of the culture. When traveling to Qatar, you’ll find that many restaurants and food stalls like those found in …

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Food in Abu Dhabi: Restaurants to Eat Traditional Emirati Food

Food in Abu Dhabi: Restaurants to Eat Traditional Emirati Food

Travelling to a new country means experiencing all the place has to offer. For many of us, that experience comes with consuming mass amounts of the countries’ local food. When it comes to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), you’ll find yourself diving into an array of dishes that will leave you satisfied, but also craving more and more. Because food …

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10 Lip-Smacking Turkish Dishes You Must Try

Variety of traditional Turkish dishes such as Turkish pizza, meat kebab, pita, bulgur and hummus.

Done with packing your rucksacks? Is anything left? One last time reconsider your checklist. Clothes? Done! Medicines? Done! Study work on best places to visit in Turkey? Done! Research on tasting some finger-licking dishes of Turkey? No, this is not done! Not yet! But don’t worry, I am right here to help you change that. While experiencing a new and …

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6 Foods You Should Try in Cyprus

Best Foods To Try in Cyprus

The mixture of Greek, Turkish and Italian influences has turned Cypriot cuisine into the perfect showcase of delicious Mediterranean gastronomy. The cuisine of Cyprus stands out for the intensity of its aroma, its color, and its flavor. All food lovers should visit the island to  find out about the best foods to try in Cyprus. Cyprus is capable of pleasing all palates with its …

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8 Must-try Delicious Yemeni Dishes

Tharid, one of the traditional Yemeni dishes, made of pieces of flat bread filled with meat and vegetables

Yemen, located on the south-eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is a rugged, mountainous, yet strikingly beautiful country with a very rich history. Much of the modern world owes a debt of gratitude to Yemen since it was here where coffee originated! TAKEAWAY: The first traders that bought coffee bought it from the Yemeni port of Mokha, where the word …

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6 Cypriot Desserts To Enjoy in Summer

Ice coffee in a glass on a wooden table, one of the typical Cypriot desserts

Cyprus is located south of Turkey in the Mediterranean sea. This small island holds a long history. Since its settlement, Cyprus has served as the spot where empires meet; but this position is not without its challenges. Indeed, much of Cyprus’s political history involves conflict. This tension, however, does not tend to carry into the social culture anymore as much …

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