The Al Saif traditional sword competition doesn’t get rolling until 7.30-8pm but the Heritage Souq gets into swing from 5pm and the food and drink souq is selling traditional Emirati fare.
Make sure you get along early because there are lots of things to see and taste before the main event gets underway.
The heritage café offers not so much an entire dinner but more the traditional desserts, sweets and drinks.
There’s a traditional majlis (sitting area) and a traditional coffee shop/café to rest your feet while you lift your sugar level.
This is a good place to get a photo taken of you on a majlis, enjoying traditional Emirati food.
Check out the amazing prices and download the menu for the Fujairah Fort Café Menu from this link.
Take a Look at the Food
Here are some pics of the food that tantalized me in this photo album.
The final qualifying round is Thursday 4th November at the Fujairah Fort.
Cut Like a Sword
Sadly many of the qualifying swordsmen will be cut like a sword from the competition by tonight (Thursday night) and then the tension will build for the final rounds which commence Friday 5 November 2010.
Check the Competition Schedule at this link.
Al Saif - Tel: +971 50 989 2000
Fax: +971 9 222 7183
More Information on Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition
Personal Website of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi
بطولة السيف Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition Facebook Page
Sword Competition at Fujairah Fort is Much More Than Swords, FIF, 4 November 2010.
Traditional Sword Competition Off to a Good Start at Fujairah Fort, FIF, 3 November 2010.
All the Details on the Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition in Fujairah, FIF, 25 October 2010.
Swordsmen Showcase Their Skills in Fujairah, FIF, 22 October 2010.
Al Saif Traditional Sword Demonstration and Training Commences in Fujairah, FIF, 20 October 2010.
Traditional Sword Competition to be Held in Fujairah, FIF, 30 September 2010.
Take a Look at the Crafts
Check out some of the crafts to look at or buy at the heritage souq in this photo album.
This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Image: Al Saif Traditional Sword Competiton and associated events will really get under way by Friday 5th November 2010. CLICK TO ENLARGE.