(In the middle of the desolate desert…) (Barking) There’s a dog. Do you want to go see a dog? Is there really a dog here? No way. No dogs can live in the desert. I’m sure it’s a different animal. (Barking) – Hello. / – Let’s go. – Hi. You should go closer. / – No way. – There really is a dog. / – Goodness. – Hi. / – Look at its body. – Hello. / – It’s slim. (Charismatic) Hello. – Hi. / – How are you? – What’s your name? / – William. – William? / – Yes. – What kind of dog is that? / – It’s a Saluki. Saluki? It’s a native dog. – Is it a desert dog? / – The dog looks handsome. This dog lives in the desert. His name is Halowa? – Halowa. / – The breed of the dog is Saluki. It’s the most beloved breed in the Middle East. – Fast? Is he a very fast dog? / – Very fast. (Glancing) William, his name is Halowa. Halowa? Dad, I guess he didn’t eat much. – I don’t think that’s the case. / – Okay. – It has a slim physique. / – He must’ve moved a lot. – Shall we pet the dog? / – Yes. No. – Why not? / – Why not? – I don’t want to. / – William, how about you? – He doesn’t want to. / – Come here. He looks different from the dogs they are used to. – Right. / – Look at that. He likes it. He’s wagging his tail which means he’s in a good mood. (Wagging his tail) – Try it. / – Really? (Hold on!) I’ll touch it. – Me. / – Go ahead. (Touch me.) – No. / – No, I don’t want to. Why not? He’s not scary. No, I don’t like him. I don’t like the dog. – Why not? / – He’s tall when he stands up. He’s big. (Surprised) – He likes the dog now? / – I don’t like him. You’re not making sense. He keeps changing his mind. It’s driving me crazy. – You won’t pet the dog? / – No, Dad. (You help me, Dad.) – Dad. / – He can do it with his dad. Of course. – Halowa. / – Halowa. Go ahead, fickle Ben. – Dad. Me. / – Go ahead, Ben. Go ahead. – Look at this. / – He’s so cute. – Goodness. / – No! – The dog is scary. / – “Stay right there.” – He’s interested in you. / – “I’ll come. You stay.” – No. / – No? The dog is scary. – The dog is scary? / – Yes. I guess Halowa finds William and Bentley cute. (He seems to like the dog.) I’m scared. – It’s because he likes you. / – What was that? – He has two identities. / – Bird. (Shall we ask the bird over there?) – Look. / – There’s a bird. Gosh. – There really is a bird. / – That was a real bird? (Mooing) Why do you have an eagle? – This is a falcon. / – It’s a falcon. It’s for hunting. – I’ll demonstrate. / – The falcon is for hunting? – It’s a falcon. / – Many people in the Middle East still hunt with falcons, unexpectedly. They are having all kinds of unique experiences. Ben, look at that. It’s flying. How will it come back? (Bait) They call the falcon back by throwing the bait. (An amazing sight unfolds in the desert of Dubai.) – This is amazing, William. / – That’s so cool. It’s so cool. Dad, it’s so fast. Yes, indeed. (The falcon finishes its hunting successfully.) (Clapping) – It’d be so cool in person. / – It calls for applause. – The falcon is eating. / – It’s a reward. Dad, bird? – It’s not a regular bird. / – It’s having a meal. – It’s eating with gusto. / – Yes, it is. – Bird. / – The bird is eating food now. Food? Eating? (Eating) – Eat the meat. / – Right. It’s eating. Does the bird only eat meat? (How can it only eat meat?) – Right. / – Bread! Bread! It isn’t bread. It’s meat. – “It should eat bread, too.” / – Dad. Meat wrapped in bread would be tasty. – He must be hungry now. / – It doesn’t have bread. – Is there food in the desert? / – Do you want to eat? Yes. Do you want to eat meat? (Of course I do.) Walk to the village. You will see something in the village. Water. There is a village over that way? Okay, William. – What do you say? / – Bye. – I am curious. / – Thank you. The youngest desert explorers, William and Bentley run towards the mysterious village in the desert. Over the sand dunes is a traditional village that offers a glimpse into the nomads’ lives. Look, there is a village. William, what is that? What is that? It’s an oasis. – It’s an oasis / – How is it here? – in the middle of the desert. / – Seriously. – It’s like a light in the dark. / – My goodness. It’s a real oasis. It’s so fascinating. This is fascinating. It’s cool. Show! Show! Hey. This is an oasis. (My goodness.) Show, show, show. My goodness. This is an oasis. Hello. (Let’s take a look around the village.) (Welcome.) – What is that? / – What is this? This is rose water. – Oh, rose water. / – Rose water. Do you want to try it? (Me too.) Wash your hands. He likes it. There is a lot of water here. I didn’t see any water over there. Where? (Earlier…) Why is there no water? There isn’t much water in the desert, William. Didn’t this sand meet water? I am sure this sand has never met water. I feel bad. Water is really nice. Right? What should I do? The sand he saw earlier was dry. It was bothering him. (I will take this off.) What is he going to do? Water. It’s slipping through my fingers. – What should I do? I will try it again. / – Of course. Come on. – It’s happening again. / – He wants to water the sand, but the water is leaking. My goodness. I will give you water! – What is he doing? / – Why is he stripping? Is he angry? Why is he taking off his clothes? (Hold on!) Come here! What’s he going to do? (I have a good idea.) (He soaks his clothing.) I will take this to the sand. My goodness, he is a genius. Sand, I am here. This is water. How did he come up with that thought? – Seriously. It never occurred to me. / – It’s water. – He wanted to give it to the sand. / – Is it cool? My clothes are wet. (Thank you, William.) Thanks to William, that sand met water. I will do it again. He is so nice. He’ll need to do it many times to wet the sand. William, what are you doing? William! What are you doing? – In Sam’s eyes… / – What are you doing? – I brought water. / – To whom? The sand over there. We met sand earlier. – That’s right. / – How nice. You took off your clothes – and did all this for sand. / – Food! Food! – Do you want food? / – “That’s not what’s important.” Let’s see if there is food. We will see the traditional dishes. It looks delicious. Next to that, a man is making – traditional Arabic coffee. / – What are you doing? I feel like I can smell coffee from here. (Try a cup.) – Yes, please. / – It’s authentic Arabic coffee. – It’s freshly made. I am curious. / – Coffee. Do you want to smell it? – Arabic coffee. / – I like it. Nice, right? What do you think? (My goodness.) – Please. / – No, no. You can’t drink coffee. – “Please give me a cup.” / – It must smell nice. Dad, is this a desert house? – This is a desert restaurant. / – In the desert? Cake. – Cake? / – Yes. Cake. – What? / – Cake. – Cake? / – Yes. – Do you want a cake? / – Yes. Is it someone’s birthday? (Happy birthday to you) Is he singing the birthday song? He thinks he’ll get a cake that way. He got cake whenever he sang that song. Is that a cake? That’s not a cake, is it? Here it is. Sit down. This restaurant doesn’t have a table. William, look. There is a lot of food. We will have traditional dishes. (However…) There is no cake. – There is no cake. / – No cake. Of course there’d be no cake here. There is watermelon instead. He is eating watermelon. Hey. Were you that hungry? Juice. Watermelon juice. That’s right. That’s watermelon juice. It’s tasty. What’s the menu here? This is our traditional food. – This is the dinner. / – It’s a table – of traditional dishes. / – This is lamb with rice. Lamb and chicken. This is a dessert called luqaimat. (There are luqaimat and other desserts.) – This is camel meat. / – Camel. These are all traditional Arabic dishes. Dad, let’s eat everything. – Is it hot? / – It’s hot. – Everyone is excited. / – I will get you some food. Hurry up. Meat! – A lot! / – “Hurry up. Meat! A lot!” He doesn’t have the patience to wait. All three of them. – Three. / – All three of them are his. A lot. Here. Do you want three plates of food? Why do you want so much food? All right. They should just celebrate Ben’s birthday today. (William tries the traditional donut first.) Dad, I like this. – It suits William’s tastes. / – Is it tasty? (Ben is obsessed with meat.) Is he chewing meat? It’s tasty. It’s tasty. Is it tasty? He’s holding a watermelon and chewing meat. (Meat tastes the best when it’s stolen!) Baby. Baby! That’s my meat! – What? / – As always, he stole William’s meat. Yes. It’s tasty. What? Lamb. – Is it tasty? / – Lamb. – Lamb. Is it lamb? / – Ben, it’s camel meat. – This meat? / – My goodness. Camel? Camel? – My goodness. / – Camel? – He saw camels earlier. / – Is that camel meat? – Yes. / – Did he eat camel meat? Camel. What did I do? – “What did I do?” / – You saw camels earlier, right? That’s what you are eating right now. (No way.) – Lamb. / – He doesn’t believe Sam. – He is denying it. / – He gives a piece to Sam. (Try it.) I don’t think it’s lamb. What is it? (I thought it was lamb.) (Camels, please believe me.) The desert is nice, right? – I bet it feels amazing. / – Seriously. (Ben spots the donuts and goat’s milk yogurt.) Sauce! Cake sauce! It’s not bread. It’s cake. – It does look like whipped cream. / – Ben. – What are you doing? / – He wanted a cake earlier. (He puts the donuts in yogurt.) – Dork, are you making something tasty? / – “Dork.” (Would you take a look?) “Dork.” Ben, what is this? – What is this? / – It’s freshly made in the desert. (The name of the dish is…) Cake. – He is a chef. / – Is it a cake? Did you give it to me to taste it? Cake. – Cake. / – Is this a cake? I will try it. How does it taste? I bet it’s tasty. Is it tasty? Is it not tasty? – It’s donut dipped in yogurt. / – Ben. It’s really tasty. – Bentley is incredible. / – It’s tasty. Cake. William and Bentley’s exploration will continue next week.