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September 1, 2011

Eid Mubarak!

Eid said,baby & stars by **__Diva**7abo0oba**Dior__**
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I want congrat all muslims who meet this beatifull days of Eid! Eid of happiness, joy, generouse gifts and Allah's Mercy!
I hope everyone who have been fasting for the whole blessed Ramadan became a new better person!
Eid mobarak my dearest! Eid Said!
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كل عام وانتم بخير ورمضان كريم


  1. Eid Mubarak...hope you having a wonderful holiday inshaAllah ♥

  2. Hello,
    I have been reading your blog for about a year, and am fascinated by the views of the UAE you present. I am American and love Arab culture. I hope one day to visit much of the UAE to experience it firsthand.

    I am writing to you though to see if you might be able to enlighten me on a cultural question I have. A friend of mine in the local belly dance community sent me video clips on Youtube of a dance that is called M'alayah. These clips have been making the rounds in the dance community, and there is a lot of speculation and distaste around them. I am hoping that you are familiar with the dance and could perhaps give some context as to where it comes from, what it intends, etc. No one here seems to know anything about the dance other than what is shown on youtube, although there is a lot of speculation and cultural projection.

    I tried to email you at the hotmail address listed on contacts, but it came back.
    Thank you for all your work on the blog, it is enlightening and beautiful at the same time.

  3. hello Carine! thanx for your kind words abt my blog. happy to know that you like reading it.
    I understand your question but i do not know much about this dance only that its came from central africa and is danced by young ladies on wedding as a symbol of feminine health and beauty like a ritual dance that wishing woman health to have more children.. as you know, emiratis came from different tribes and this dance is not for all of them. All deirty stuff you found about this dance are made by 1.-who do not know anything about it 2- who notice that last time this dance turn to be something else, not a traditional act but kind of men's enterntainment. must say that it is known that girls who dancing it for private parties nowadays came from other then uae countries. anyhow this is a traditional dance to some tribes and as any tradition we should respect it untill we know that this is surely not damage to health or soul.

  4. i published your comment as some could knnow more than me and comment back to you. maybe Faisal Haji knows something more about this dance so he could do one more beautiful post of his 101 series;))
    Thanx Faisal and Washi for congrats! i hope your eid was unforgettable!

  5. Sorry i made a mistake in spelling your name Corinne.
    have you seen this?-'alayah

  6. Hi Khaleeja,
    I'm from northern Italy and discovered your blog short time ago. Really love reading it. You must know that more or less 30 years back I lived in Sharjah and came back right last April for my Easter holidays.Believe me,it was like coming back home. Love your country, your culture, your friendly Arab people and due to my job I'll be probably there again next year.
    Concerning belly dancing, even though I'm not deeply into Arab culture so much, I guess the dance
    in my opinion has really not much to do with your culture today, it has become just an entertainment for tourist purposes, moreover it's now performed mostly by foreign ballerinas.(The last one I saw there was with a Russian girl)
    My best regards

  7. Salam, I am your newest follower, looking forward to your future posts, inshallah. Karima :)


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