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folklore performance at Dubai's Bastakiya quarter

traditional beduin music and folklore: ASIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, DUBAI, 21.03.2009. for an exhibition opening attended by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a group of men demonstrates local dances and music. For the past 40 years, Dubai has been transformed rapidly - from a desert village to an international center for finance and tourism. With locals making up now less than 20% of the population, many efforts are taken to remind about the UAE's beduin history.

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traditional beduin music and folklore: ASIA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, DUBAI, 21.03.2009. for an exhibition opening attended by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a group of men demonstrates local dances and music. For the past 40 years, Dubai has been transformed rapidly - from a desert village to an international center for finance and tourism. With locals making up now less than 20% of the population, many efforts are taken to remind about the UAE's beduin history.