Hammam term can also be referred to Turkish Bath.
It features a central marble slab, big enough to comfortably accommodate five people. The marble benches around the central stone have room for eight more people and four bowls with fresh water. The dome-shaped ceiling ensures that condensation will run down the walls and not drip over bathers.
The roots of the Turkish Bath go back to Byzantium and the Roman Empire where public baths or thermae (facilities for bathing) were very popular. The Turkish Baths became widespread in Arab countries like Syria, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and even Tadjikistan; they became integral part of Islamic culture.
Nowadays, Hammam is included into spa complexes of almost all high-end hotels in Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, and can also be found in many countries outside of Middle East in Europe and Asia.