Al-AyyalaA Performance of Valour


The Ayyala performance, which includes rhythmic movements, chanting and music, symbolises the ethos and gallantry of Bedouin life and reinforces the values of dignity and honour.

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1 November 2019 - 24 May 2020
Sunday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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A Performance of Valour

Al-Ayyala has been performed by generations of men from across the United Arab Emirates. In 2014, Al-Ayyala was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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