Tourism in Dubai offers a glimpse into the rich culture of the city and has interesting stories for travelers.
Tourism in Dubai: Dubai is one of the most popular international destinations for Indian tourists and the rich and diverse culture of the city is a major factor in attracting such a large number of tourists. Now Dubai has announced relaxation for incoming travelers including India. Currently, only Indians with a valid residence visa can enter the city after obtaining the UAE-approved Govt-19 vaccine and a negative RT-PCR test, and if conditions in India continue to improve, the city may soon allow others to travel for tourism purposes as well.
Tourism in Dubai offers a glimpse into the rich culture of the city and has interesting stories for travelers. To understand some of these interesting cultural aspects, Bullpool Dhawan approached Ahmed Al Jafla, Protocol Director of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Center for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) in Dubai, on Financial Express Online.
History of the wind tower
In the absence of air conditioners, dealing with heat, especially in the hot desert, was very difficult. What Dubai came up with at the time was an elegant solution – a solution that is now redundant due to air conditioners. This wind tower was called ‘Barjeel’ in the city. Read more Ahmed said: “Bargeel is a wind tower made of coral, mud and limestone, and the sticks found in this structure are from the Zanzibar tree of Sental in Africa. People will climb on these sticks and enter the structure for maintenance work and to clean the tower. The wind tower worked by pulling air from any direction and sending it to the master room, where the old wind escaped from the opposite direction.
Although the barge is no longer built, it can still be found in older structures. The barge was usually above the master room, and a house had one or a maximum of two air towers so that these and the air flow would not be disturbed. Ahmed said the barge could lower the temperature by 10 degrees Celsius.
Evening coffee ceremony
The ritual of evening coffee is very luxurious in Dubai and includes Kahwa coffee. “Kahwa is the Arabic coffee we serve day and night. It is served very hot in small cups called “finials” and the cup is only a quarter full. It is provided by the hostel as many times as the customer wants. The coffee beans come from Yemen, we roast them fresh, grind the beans and add to the boiling water with the cardamom and saffron. Some people like cloves. Kahwa is served at a coffee maker called ‘Della’ and the hospitality is served to the guests, ”Ahmed said.
“Kahwa is always ready to welcome businesses, homes and government services, travelers, guests and dignitaries. Kahwa is the first drink offered to greet guests, and it is always served at weddings and celebrations and before guests leave. It’s refreshing, it’s a tradition that goes back thousands of years, ”he said.
Complete filling of the file is an indication that the guest is not welcoming guests.
The composition of the perfume
Dubai women create their own specific fragrance by mixing fragrances to get the fragrance they want.
“Every local woman in the United Arab Emirates creates her own perfume by mixing different fragrances. She wants to create a fragrance that she likes. She mixes ingredients and perfumes to her liking, and when she finds the scent she wants, she records the ingredients and measurements as a recipe.This scent is usually very unique, people recognize it by this scent.I remember my mother’s scent in her clothes and at home I used it. It can smell, especially since these scents are oil based, ”Ahmed told FE Online.
“Women have perfumes for their clothes and hair, a special hair oil called mukhamaria and oil-based perfumes that apply to the tip of the nose and behind the ears. Pulse area wrist. They are mixed with an herbal mahogany, saffron and a little rosewater and applied around the hair, to the ears. Rub on the back and keep it cool and fragrant, especially when it is hot outside.It is a perfect complement to deliver perfumes to your guests and perfume your home, workplace and wedding venue as it reflects the hospitality of the host, ”he said.
“Guests are provided with charcoal and shaving at homes and weddings, with women kissing on the cheek and men kissing on the nose. Perfumes play a vital role in the life of the Emirati, as well as the presence of French perfumes, local fragrances and so on.” Explained.
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