Category: food & drinks

pouring a glass of bedouin tea in wadi rum desert
food & drinks

Bedouin tea, much more than just a cup of tea

Since ancient times, we, the Bedouin of Wadi Rum, lived a simple and harsh life in the desert. We learned to come by with little to nothing. And we learn to cope with the, at times,

eating magloubah in the desert
food & drinks

Magloubah: the delicious upside down dish

Our Bedouin kitchen has some iconic traditional dishes. Earlier, we wrote a blog about Mansaf, which is also our countries national dish. The second best-known dish is Magloubah. The English translation for Magloubah is upside down. Upside

having dinner with Bedouin - mealtime customs and etiquette
Bedouin culture

Bedouin mealtime customs and etiquette

While traveling in Jordan, many people will welcome. ‘Welcome to Jordan’ and ‘Ahlan wa sahlan’ are one-liners that will sound familiar very soon. We are pretty sure you will get quite a few invitations for tea

babounej/chamomile is used as bedouin medicine and can be found in wadi rum desert
Bedouin culture

7 secrets of Bedouin medicine

Modern medicine, as it is known today, was founded in the Middle East. From the 8th until the 11th-century Arab physicians laid the foundations of the institutions and science of medicine. They opened the first hospitals

guide getting zarb dinner out of the oven
food & drinks

How to prepare Zarb, the Bedouin barbecue, in 7 steps

Zarb is one of the delicious treasures of Bedouin culture. For centuries Bedouins in the whole Arabian Peninsula cooked their food underground in earth ovens. This way of cooking did not require much equipment, which was

preparing goat cheese bedouin style
Bedouin culture

How Bedouin prepare goat milk, butter and cheese

After winter and early spring rains passed by, the desert comes a life. Different types of plants start to grow, turn green, and bloom. The season of ‘desert abundances’ finally arrived again. So, it is time

mansaf the national dish of jordan
food & drinks

Mansaf: our national dish with a rich history

Mansaf is the heart of our cuisine. Our national dish has a rich history and tastes delicious. The recipe originates from the Bedouin, who lived in the Arabian desert. They were always on the move in

fawaz preparing bedouin coffee
food & drinks

Four secrets of Bedouin coffee

Coffee became part of the Bedouin culture as the caravans transported the coffee from Aqaba to Iran and Irak. The Arabica coffee originated from Yemen and was transported to Aqaba by boat. At that time, Jordan