Majlis, a cultural and social spaceSaudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar
Representative List 2015
EN: Al Hadeera Majlis: Bedouins sitting in a circle in the open air. A fire is lit in the center of the Majlis for light, heat and preparing coffee. The fire is also used as a guide for travellers and those lost in the desert.
EN: A Qatari Bedouin Majlis: tribe men sitting around the fire making Arabic coffee. There are many types of majlis in the four States, one of them is the Bedouin tent.
EN: An Omani wedding ceremony held in a Majlis
EN: Different age groups from a community in Oman meet together and get to know each other in the Majlis; they discuss the various affairs of the society.
EN: A poetry recital in a modern Majlis in Qatar
EN: Almost every Sheikh, Amir and Prince has his own Majlis in which he receives his followers. Large number of Omanis sitting in VIP majlis.
EN: A tent Majlis in the courtyard of a house
EN: Using incense (Dukhoon) in the Majlis: The incense is a distinctive tradition and heritage of the Gulf. It burns slowly without emanating much smoke, but fills the air with pleasant fragrance.
EN: Teaching children the social etiquette and traditions of the Majlis, especially those related to visiting such places: wearing traditional costume, respecting the elderly and observing entrance and exit etiquette by a member of an NGO.
EN: A Saudi Majlis Currently, display screens, electronic games and computers entered to the Majalis, and much effort is made to decorate the Majlis and to make visitors feel more comfortable.