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Dubai Creek The culture of local people and their national traditions, which have been developing over the centuries in Dubai, do not cease to amaze visitors with their beauty and originality. Virtually every area of life has its own unique customs, following which is considered a duty for local residents. During a walk through the streets of the city you can see people dressed in beautiful national costumes. In Dubai many people wear it not only on holidays, but also in their everyday life.
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Men wear long dresses made of light airy Kondura cotton and women - elegant dresses with long sleeves embroidered with gold and beads. Various head scarves are a mandatory attribute of the national dress. Women also wear special types of veil that cover their faces. These outfits are the result of not only religious differences, but also the desire to adapt to the local climate. Light cotton clothing is a good protection against heat.
The locals are very hospitable. In order not to hurt them, tourists should consider a few rules of behavior. In no case should travellers refuse an invitation to pay a visit to a house of a local inhabitant. Traditionally, guests are welcomed with a cup of coffee with cardamom. Drinking of not one, but two or three cups is considered a sign of good taste. Do not forget to thank hosts for their hospitality. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The locals are also distinguished by peculiar attitude to sport. They are very reckless and never miss an opportunity to become members of various exciting competitions. However, popular sports in Dubai are completely different comparing to European countries. Camel and horse races, cockfights and other unforgettable events attract not only local residents, but also travelers. The locals are particularly fond of horses. Horse riding has always been one of the most spectacular and beloved types of sport. Every year Dubai hosts Horse Racing World Cup. The event is considered the most prestigious one in its filed. For many centuries many local families have been involved in the derivation of special breeds of horses. They share their experience with their descendants from generation to generation.
Dubai Creek The local folklore also deserves special attention as the local music and dancing traditions are no less beautiful and original. All national holidays simply cannot be imagined without performances of music groups. As a rule, these are very exciting performances that are more reminiscent of a beautiful theater.
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Indifferent attitude of the locals to jewelry has always remained one of main features of the locals. Tourists can see diversity of the local jewelry in any local market. Although the locally produced gold is often not distinguished by high fineness, we simply cannot fail to pay tribute to local jewelers as they create true pieces of art from gold and silver.
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Dubai. Learn the best periods to visit Dubai to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Dubai.
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