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The Chinese wall comes to life to the rhythm of the Emirates dances

On the occasion of the official visit on July 22nd of this year of the Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to China, several Emirates men gathered along the Great Wall of China to perform the Al Ayala, a dance from the United Arab Emirates, to the great delight of tourists and locals who came to visit the famous memorial.

The Great Wall of China has recently been the site of all the festivities. On July 22, during the official visit of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to China, a group of Emiratis men sang traditional songs and dances, the Al Ayala, along the Great Wall.

Their artistic demonstration, which attracted the attention of many Chinese visitors and tourists, took place as part of the UAE-China Week of the Emirati Ministry of Knowledge and Development, which is expected to strengthen relations between the two countries.

See also

Al Alaya, an inclusive dance from UAE registered in the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO

Al Ayala, a unifying dance

Present in both Omani and Emirati culture, Al Ayala is often accompanied by traditional music and performers who use sticks to keep pace.

In addition to this performance, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture will soon organize a heritage village that will allow the Chinese to better understand Emirati traditions.

Published on 26 July 2019


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