Traditional dance in UAE


These three types of folk traditional dance accompanied by music and poetry is a part of our Emirati heritage. There are also some other types of dance likeliwa,Khayali The dance and music is a way of expressing our joyfulness where is it usually to be found in weddings, national holidays, festivals, parties and friends gatherings.

There are many famous music groups which perform some of the traditional dance across UAE at weddings.”Ayyala” ( from “lyaly” which means “enemy ” ) it symbolizes a battle which defeat the enemy and ending with a celebration of a victory and can be done up by a large number of people. Every year there is a “Al Maidan Festival”, a competition for the best local dancer.



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