For travellers, weary after a long journey, a Bedouin camp was an oasis in itself. You might be surprised to know that those Bedouin nomads loved taking in almost anyone passing through their area.
For Bedouins, this was more than just a “nice thing to do”; Arabic culture is based on hospitality. For generations, people in the Arab world have seen welcoming travellers and outsiders as a sacred duty, part of what it means to be human.
That’s why, in the Arab World, there are long-standing rituals to show hospitality to those passing through. Here are two of those most famous, rose water and Arabic coffee.