The UAE is a Muslim-Arab nation that grew up and flourished so well and in such a short time, it’s almost unbelievable. UAE has always had a sense of belonging which has deepened through sufferings, foreign invasion and every other kind of obstacle that has been put forward for them. No matter what happened in the past, the people of Emirates have not forgotten their national duties, culture, traditions and morals.
In order for us to understand UAE and its culture and traditions, we should keep an open mind and understand the historical events which influenced the people and their lifestyle.
Customs and traditions are passed on from parents to children and in the long run they are inherited by the future generations. The people of UAE are known for their generosity, bravery and friendliness. They have a great legacy which they are still proud of, despite the rapid and tremendous transformation and development that is currently taking place in the society. The Emirates has also adopted some of the various customs and traditions brought into their country by expatriates from all over the world. Although the UAE has become a multicultural society, they are still proud of the great heritage of their forefathers.
From a long list of traditions and cultures there are a few we can mention for example: it is the custom of the people of the Emirates to entertain their guests and serve Arabic coffee to their guests as a gesture of respect and warm welcome. It is a symbol of generosity and hospitality. Folk dances and other traditional sports are still highly appreciated by many people. Falconry, horseback riding, camel racing, boat racing and rowing are a few examples. Songs praising God are sung on special occasions to encourage spiritual feelings and strengthen people's belief.
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An enduring sport throughout the UAE, passed on through generations of Bedouin hunters. The Emiratis consider it an exclusive partnership between a man and the bird, and it is not unusual to see a hooded falcon being trained on an owner's gloved wrist. Locals living in the South and West of the more mountainous regions are able to discuss the technical points and face about the falcons. If the UAE had to choose a national sport, then falconry would be one of the first options.
Originally, falcons were used for hunting, as they assisted in providing extra food to core dates, milk and bread. They were used to hunt animals such as such as the Desert Hare, the Houbara Bustard and the Stone Curlew. The Al Nahyan family and the Al Maktoum family in Dubai have produced generations of intense and competent falconers.
“Hunting expeditions were used in the past for Sheikhs to tour their land, in a fun way, with hunting in the day followed by...