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hammam

An establishment for bathing in the Oriental way, with steam rooms, etc.; a Turkish bath.
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Women need hammams to relax," says Hanna Tabbara, one of the managers at Al-Agha.
Unluckily for those women, Al-Agha is only open to them on Mondays, a nod to the incredibly male domain that Lebanon's hammams have become.
It's technically a hammam, but there are none of the usual trappings of the ancient Middle Eastern bathhouse.
When I hear my foreign friends wanting to go to hammams and talking about their experiences I envy them.
Interest in hammams also dovetails with a rising "spa and wellness" trend in Turkey, Ergin added.
A lot of people are realising that with hammams they have these really old, beautiful wellness centres already in their country, and are thinking 'why don't we go to them?
Hammam has now been denied the position of life president at Cardiff City - and will not have access to match tickets once the deal is rubber stamped.
The relationship between the men following the investment talks are strained and Hammam sat a few seats away from Ridsdale with Nida Hammam between them.
Hammams, also known as Turkish baths, have existed since Roman times, but grew widespread with the expansion of the Ottoman Empire in the 10th century, often built adjacent to mosques and palaces.
At the height of their popularity, there were thousands of hammams across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
Tourists are keen to experience the hammams, their imaginations fueled by tales of the sensuous Orient.
Foreigners' eagerness to visit centuries-old hammams has helped reignite a domestic interest from the Turks, which declined decades ago with the availability of hot water at home, said Nurhan Atasoy, resident scholar of the Turkish Cultural Foundation.