Secrets of the Sinai

Herbal treasures belonging to the Bedouin

Jabaliya Bedouin Achmud Mansur, selling local ­medicinal herbs to tourists at St. Catherine’s Monastery. The Jabaliya are the main ­inhabitants of the small village that has grown up around the monastery, where they operate many of the kiosks, restaurants, and services offered there since the opening of the ­region to tourism.