Emirati Cuisine Masterclass - Chef Fatma

To celebrate the 49th UAE National Day, Dubai Eye, Dubai Tourism and Jumeriah Hotels and Resorts offered a unique opportunity to create some much loved local dishes with two specialised cooking classes.

Explore Emirati cuisine this UAE National Day, brought to you by Dubai Tourism and Jumeriah Hotels and Resorts.

Watch Masterclass 1 with Chef Fatma

Chef Fatma Abdulla Ibrahim AlAjmi – Speciality Chef Jumeriah Beach Hotel , Jumeriah Hotels and Resorts. Fatma currently holds the title of Specialty Chef at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Jumeriah Hotels and Resorts since 2017. Her tenure with the has been successful to date, underscored by recognition through obtaining frequent internal and external awards. Won a gold medal for the Emirates Salon Culinaire for Best local Emirate Cuisine at Gulf Food Dubai in 2017 and 2018.  Fatma was also named the UAE National Colleague of the Year at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in 2018.

Emirati Cuisine Masterclass with Chef Fatma

Ahead of the 49th UAE National Day celebrations Helen was joined by six lucky listeners at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray for the first of two Emirati Cuisine Masterclasses 🇦🇪 Listeners got to make two delicious traditional Emirati desserts with Fatma Abdulla Ibrahim AlAjmi. Check out the video for the full experience. For details of the ingredients and recipe head to https://www.dubaieye1038.com/win/emirati-cuisine-masterclass-chef-fatima/ Jumeirah, #livethemoment Dubai Summer Surprises & #UAENationalDay

Posted by Dubai Eye 103.8 News. Talk. Sport on Tuesday, December 1, 2020


1- Aseeda

Ingredients: (serve for 4 portion)

  • Sugar -45gm
  • Dates syrup -250ml
  • Cardamom powder-2gm
  • Saffron-.05 gm
  • Rose water-10ml
  • Ghee-50ml
  • Flour-240gm
  • Water-1.litre
  • Almond – 20gm
  • Pistachio nibblets-20gm


  • Melt sugar in pan until it is caramelized.
  • Add water let it boiled with sugar
  • Ad dates syrup, cardamom and Ghee
  • Mix flour with water in a bowl
  • And take flour which mixed with water ad to the mixture,
  •  Mix it well on low heat for 20 minutes
  • Ad rose water and saffron to the mixture
  • Serve warm, garnished with Pistachio nibbles and almonds

2- Khabeesa

Ingredients: (serve for 4 portion)

  • Semolina    400g
  • Flour    600g
  •  Ghee   75g
  • Saffron  ½g
  • Rose water   100ml
  • Sugar   160 g
  • Cardamom powder  10g
  • Cashew nuts  50g
  • Pistachio  50g
  • Water  250ml


  • Roast flour in a pan until it turns light brown. Sieve using a fine sieve
  • Boil water with saffron, sugar, cardamom, ghee, rose water
  • Mix semolina and roasted flour
  • Pour the mixture into a cooling pan. Add the spiced water bit by bit, stirring the mixture constantly
  • Garnish with roasted cashew nuts and pistachio

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