A Qatari style majilis. A majilis is an Arabic word meaning meeting or sitting place. During Ramadan, these tents were set up all over malls and other public spaces, and culturally they are found year round in peoples homes – kind of like an old school formal family room in American homes — a place to entertain guests that isn’t necessarily somewhere more personal the family hangs out in while alone.

This fabric pattern is also very popular, local to this region, and can be found everywhere.