A very popular gift from the UAE is chocolates with camel milk. In the country, only one company produces such chocolate - it's Al Nassma. This company was created specifically for the production of chocolate in the emirate of Dubai in late 2008. The creation of the company, the adjustment of technology and the production process took 4 years.
Chocolate Al Nassma is very expensive. Milk is received on a Camelicious farm in Dubai, pasteurized and taken to a factory in Austria, where they receive chocolate mass, are taken back to Dubai, where they are packed and put on the market. A tile of 100 grams of Al Nassma chocolate costs from 100 dirhams.
It can not always be found on sale, because the production volume is limited. In large hotels and shopping centers in Dubai, you can find kiosks for the sale of Al Nassma chocolate, they are easily recognized by the shape of a camel. In the Dubai Mall, there is a kiosk like that.
The greatest demand for tourists is the chocolate Al Nassma in the form of camels, in the photo next, click on the photo to enlarge. Chocolate is produced with nuts, spices, dates, orange, honey cream.
From camel milk in the UAE make ice cream. Of course, bringing him home as a gift will not work, but being in the UAE tastes good. The price is 15 dirhams for 125 milliliters. By the way, a very interesting habit is in some countries - to measure the ice cream in milliliters, not grams.
A very interesting product is called "laban" or "leben". It looks like yogurt, the price is about 16 dirhams per liter. Another colorful dairy product is called "ghee". This is melted butter, the price is about 60 dirhams for a can of 400 grams.
In the UAE, cottage cheese, butter, and much more are made from camel's milk. But! The hardest thing for Arabs was to make a hard cheese.
Get hard cheese was very difficult, because conventional technology and enzymes did not work. For the first time hard cheese from camel milk was received in Mauritania in the 90's. This cheese has remained the property of the Mauritanians themselves, it could not be exported to other countries.
In the UAE, only in 2012 Camelicious released camel cheese for sale. Until now, in the UAE, only they release cheese from camel milk. Only three varieties. Nabulsi - with cumin seeds, Akkawi - slightly salty young cheese, White Cheese - white cheese. Camel cheese has a fat content of only 9-10 grams, it is considered more healthy than cow, sheep or goat.
Camelicious cheese is sold in packages of 200 grams. The price of such packaging is about 40 dirhams. This gift can be called exclusive, as at the time of this writing, camel cheese is not sold outside the UAE.
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