Right Place at the Right TimeOctober 8, 2011
Posted by Kanga.
You have to be in the right place at the right time. We were driving down the corniche (beach road) when we happened upon a parade.
The road was blocked for the parade, so it took us a while to drive around and get back to the park so we could find out what was happening at this event.
There were pictures of traditional activities – games, fishing, pearl sorting, camels, races, etc.
Some boys were playing a game in which they hop on one foot and use their free hand to try to unbalance their opponent. Also, there were young men performing traditional dance.
There were dioramas of traditional homes, children at school and play, and caravans. In another display area, a fisherman was mending nets.
There were several historical pictures from the early years of the Emirates.
Camels probably don’t need a lot of explanation.
Several horsemen circled the exhibit area.
The weather took a turn for the dark and thunder cloudy.
“Emirates Heritage Club” and “Heritage Caravans”
There was little rain on the corniche, just “sprinkles,” but when we got back over to the side of town where we live, we found large puddles, so clearly there had been a short squall.
We would have enjoyed the rain, but, all in all, we were glad to be in the right place at the right time to catch this cultural event.