Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Grand Final of the Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition at Fujairah Fort

Grand Final
On Friday 10 December the Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition, sponsored by the Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamad al Sharqi, will reach its climax.

Eight contestants are still in the competition and each will be striving to put in a good performance.

The sword competition will conclude with the prize giving ceremony and speeches.

Associated Activities
While the final of the Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition does not commence until 8pm on Friday, the associated heritage activities are starting now from 4pm.

Here is a run down of some of the proceedings all with approximate timings:

4.00pm Bull Butting
No bull butting in its traditional place on the Fujairah corniche this Friday. Instead, this has been relocated to the grounds of the fort.

5.30 Camel Racing
A camel racing circuit has been established next to the bull butting arena and lots of camels will be contesting. Later, many of the camels will be offering rides around the fort property.

5.45pm Traditional Emirati Wedding
There will be a display of customs in a traditional Emirati wedding and one or two camels will feature in the ceremony.

6.00pm Horse Racing
A race or at least a show and display of Arabian Horses.

6.30pm Saluki Dog Display
The traditional Arabian hunting dog will be on display.

Before the sword competition gets underway, there will be an opportunity to see Emirati crafts being made, get up close to a falcon, enjoy some music and dancing, taste some traditional food or tiptoe through the House of Horrors.

If you’ve attended one night during the early stages of the competition you will notice this Friday that so many more activities have been added to the heritage village at the Fujairah Fort.

Take a Look
Some of the activities you can expect to see at the Fujairah Fort on Friday 10 December are pictured in this photo album.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

Image: The action will get under way with bull butting at 4pm.

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