Laban Up is so much a part of the UAE culture. Laban Up is a salty yogurt drink that is popular to have during snack time with a samoon and cheese sandwich or with chips Omani. The fisherman bring it with them on their fishing trips to replenish their salt levels (sort of like a UAE gatorade). Laban Up is also a staple during Ramadan Iftar. It so delicious.
Ode to Laban Up
Laban Up Oh Laban Up!
Oh how my family loves you!
In the long, hot summer months
You are a frozen treat
Nothing else will do
Laban Up for a snack
In my child’s lunch pack
With a samoon sandwich filled with creamy cheese
My child’s stomach you will surely please
As a daily Ramadan staple
You will be found on our table
When we break our fast
We’ll have 3 dates on our plate
And Laban Up in our glass
When going out all day fishing
Laban Up is one refreshment
that will not be missing
You are a fisherman’s favorite for sure
After hours of pulling up the gargoors
Oh Laban Up, what would life be without you?
You are our favorite snack time drink
Tried and true.