Sharjah National Band, UAE

The Sharjah National Band play a leading role in bringing the rich cultural tapestry of the United Arab Emirates to life around the world. Affiliated with the Sharjah Institute for Heritage, their captivating performances span a diverse repertoire of traditional songs and dances, encompassing mesmerising expressions of Al Ayyala, Al Noban, Al Liwa, and Al Habban.

The group is steeped in the long traditions of their country, but also rejuvenate Emirati popular culture while showcasing its most iconic artistic symbols, deeply rooted in the traditional Emirati instruments, such as drums, tambourines, and flutes. A prime example of their cultural prowess is the Al-Ayyala, a soul-stirring spectacle featuring men and boys synchronised in movement, wielding thin bamboo canes, accompanied by the rhythmic beats of the drums.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Emirati traditions.