Resource Section
Arabic Language

Qatari Arda - a national Qatari public performance"

Qatari ardat are usually performed by men and young boys during formal occasions. Men perform the Qatari dance with swords and rifles. The dance is a Qatari traditional dance, and is performed in patterned and synchronized hand and body moves. Either two groups opposite of each other or in a circle. Everyone performs certain moves to certain lyrics. In this clip, men are dressed in the traditional Qatari deshdasha.