Gailah Hub is a pop-up cafe that moves around the city of Jeddah serving masoub — a banana bread pudding, and Chai Adani — black tea mixed with milk, cardamom, cloves and ginger.
Gailah is a colloquial word that means “hanging out” and “being around friends.”
The hub was created by six men who came up with the idea; the experience is supplemented by treats and accompanied by fashion, music and art shows in specific venues. They share the location with their followers on Instagram prior to the night of the event.
Some of the gatherings have taken place in random locations such as the Pepsi factory, Athr Gallery and the beach. “Gailers” are expected to mingle and create a social experience unlike any other. On several occasions, Gailah Hub has requested that attendees bring their own Arabic coffee and food to share.
Although a little pricey, their Chai Adani is a perfect concoction, with just the right amount of milk, sugar, cardamom and ginger.