1. Begin your tour by visiting Rahat, the largest Bedouin city in Israel. Explore the city’s vibrant streets and learn about the unique culture and lifestyle of the Bedouin community. Visit the Rahat Museum to gain insights into the history and traditions of the Bedouins in the Negev region.
2. Take a stroll through the Zenab Art Gallery, located in Segev Shalom. Admire the diverse artwork created by local Bedouin artists, showcasing their talents and cultural expressions. Learn about the significance of art in the Bedouin community and the stories behind the artwork.
3. Engage in a meeting with Bedouin entrepreneurs in the Negev. Learn about the challenges and successes of Bedouin entrepreneurs, and gain a deeper understanding of their contributions to the region’s economy.
4. Experience traditional Bedouin hospitality by joining a Bedouin family for a meal. Enjoy a traditional Bedouin feast, often featuring dishes such as maqluba (a layered rice and meat dish), mansaf (a meat and yogurt-based dish), and freshly brewed Bedouin tea. Engage in conversations with the family members, learn about their daily lives, and listen to their stories.
5. Visit a Bedouin weaving workshop or women’s cooperative to learn about the traditional art of weaving and embroidery. Witness the intricate craftsmanship involved in creating Bedouin textiles and support local artisans by purchasing their handmade products.
6. If time allows, explore the surrounding natural beauty of the Negev Desert.