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A group of Emiratis perform the traditional yowlah 'stick dance' during a show at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum in Al Ain
Arab girls dancing Khaleegy

The traditional dances of the Middle East (Arabic: ‎رقص شرق أوسطي) (also known as Oriental dance) span a large variety of folk traditions throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

For detailed information on specific dances of the region, see the main entries as follows:

Western dance is being incorporated in the Middle East.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Dance in the Middle East: Moving forward, step by step".