The Sharjah National Band

In addition to presenting the wide variety of Arabic literature for children through debates, workshops, reading sessions and meetings led by Arabic writers, illustrators, artists and storytellers, Sharjah offerd to the BCBF’s public a great opportunity to experience the performances of the Sharjah National Band.

Part of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage, The Sharjah National Band plays an important role as a promoter of the UAE’s cultural heritage. The Band performs a wide range of traditional songs and dance, such as Al Ayyala, Al Noban, Al Liwa and Al Habban. The Al Habban dance, for example, is led by the player of the ‘Al Habban’ instrument and performed to the accompaniment of drums.