The Magic of Zarb Dining at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

From February 2024, tourists visiting the Maldives will have the extraordinary opportunity to immerse themselves in the enchanting tradition of Zarb dining, courtesy of the esteemed Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa.

This introduction marks the debut of the traditional Bedouin dining experience in the Maldives, promising guests an unforgettable culinary adventure like no other.

Embark on a Gastronomic Journey with Zarb Dinner

The Zarb Dinner at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is not just a meal; it’s a voyage into the heart of ancient Bedouin culture and cuisine. This unique dining experience stays true to tradition, beginning with the creation of a large pit in the soft sand, which is then filled with firewood.

Experience the Magic of Zarb Dining at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

As the firewood burns down to coals, freshly prepared delicacies are carefully arranged on metal trays and lowered into the pit, where they are cooked to perfection beneath a layer of sand.

This time-honoured cooking method ensures that the heat is evenly distributed, resulting in succulent fish, tender meat, and flavourful vegetables that tantalise the taste buds.

Tailored Dining Experience at Raa Atoll Resort

The meticulous preparation of the underground Zarb oven pays homage to the deep connection that nomadic desert communities have with the earth. It serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of an ancient culinary practice that has been passed down through generations, preserving the essence of Bedouin heritage.

Prior to indulging in the Zarb Dinner, guests of the Raa Atoll resort are treated to a mesmerising spectacle as they witness the intricate preparation of the Zarb oven.

Subsequently, they are allowed to customise their dining experience according to their preferences, selecting from an array of prime meat cuts, freshly caught seafood, or locally sourced vegetables for their main course.

After a slow-cooking process that spans several hours, guests eagerly anticipate the unveiling of the Zarb, as the sand is ceremoniously swept away to reveal a delectable feast awaiting them in a private tent. Adhering to tradition, the tent is furnished with low-level, comfortable seating, ensuring that guests dine in utmost comfort and style.

Exclusive Dining Experience with Zarb Dinner

The Zarb Dinner experience is available to discerning guests at an additional cost of $450 per person, catering to groups of up to four individuals per evening.

Experience the Magic of Zarb Dining at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

By introducing Zarb dining to the Maldives, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa continues to uphold its reputation as a pioneer in luxury hospitality, offering guests the opportunity to embark on a culinary journey steeped in tradition and authenticity.

Whether you’re a connoisseur of fine cuisine or simply seeking a memorable dining experience, the Zarb Dinner promises to captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression that will linger long after your visit to this breathtaking island paradise.

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