The little red tent on Galle Face looks out over the ocean. The scent of grilling meat lures customers in to where a few simple plastic chairs and tables are arranged. Right there, you’ll find the man most people know only as Boolan. His real name is Mohammed Naushad (after years of visiting his Boolan Fast Foods outlet, people tend to confuse the two, but he doesn’t seem to mind).
Historically, the world's best pearls came from the Persian Gulf, especially around what is now known as Bahrain. The secret of the special lustre of Gulf pearls is probably due to the unique mixture of sweet and salt water around the island.