Celeste van Rooyen - Photography

Arabic dancing

With so many friends visiting Dubai I’ve decided to write a little to do list about Dubai *click here to read more about Dubai*

and so the other day, I had two friends visiting. We did the usual desert safari, but what was not so usual was that the normal belly dancing did not take place.
Instead they had this twirling act. It went on for so long and there is a story portrayed in this single act of twirling. We speculated that maybe the belly dancing was replaced with this cultural dance due to the fact that it was ramadan.

I noticed this dance before during my travels thru Turkey. I asked if this was a local dance and was told that it’s mainly egyptian.

So here is the photo of the moment and link called Tanoura if you want to read more.

Contact me if you need your own photographer/guide for your Dubai experience.


ps: the second image is from my Turkey travels a long time ago of the similar twirling act

The image with the dark background has also been in the top 26 in this competition –  read here:

“Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that your entry (attached here) has been short listed in the UAE Images 2010 Photo Competition. There was a huge number of entries and all of a very high standard so youcan be very proud to have made it into the last 26 shortlisted. All shortlisted pictures will be exhibited at the UAE IMAGES 2010 Gallery at SIM Exhibition to be held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, from 28 to 30 November 2010.

The eventual top 3 winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 30th November, to be held at the UAE Images 2010 Gallery at SIM Exhibition. We would like to invite you and your guests to view the shortlist as well as the exhibition and also to attend the award ceremony.”

arabic dancing 2

arabic dancing 3

UAE Images Certificate_Celéste van Rooyen

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