Saudi Arabian Celebation Dinner or as Westerners tranlate a ‘Goat Grab’
Lamb or goat, rice, banana, raisens, tobulie (chopped tomatoe, cucumber onion and spices), dates, oranges, arabic bread (flat bread), and seeds.
This meal is eaten with your fingers by scooping up the rice in a ball and pulling the hot meat off of the carcus. If you are a guest of an important person there will be a guard/servant nearby with a very sharp 12″ dagger to slice off the best parts of the lamb or goat for the guest. Guests, men and sons eat first followed by the help or women and daughters. If there are non family members present the women and girls will likely have there own tray of meat and rice in a secluded room by themselves as was the case in the above photo. Supprisingly I was allowed into the room by the hsband to take the photo.
Following one of these dinners guests and first round of diners will be offered hand washing along with scented ointment to refresh the hands.