A Fujairah swordsman setting a Guinness World Record this Friday (26th November 2010) for the world’s highest sword throw will add national interest and international recognition to the Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition which is nearing the final stages.
A bid to smash the existing world record for the largest yolla dance will also be attempted.
Read the full, fascinating story in The National by Anna Zacharias.
Details for Friday 26 November 2010
Location: Fujairah Fort
Festival Begins (crafts, food etc.): 4pm
Competition Commences: After Evening Prayers (which start shortly after 7pm)
Sponsor: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, the Crown Prince of Fujairah.
Competition Schedule at this link.
Al Saif - Tel: +971 50 989 2000
Fax: +971 9 222 7183
More Information on Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition
Personal Website of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi
بطولة السيف Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition Facebook Page
Dine Out at the Fujairah Fort and Cut Your Cake With a Sword, FIF, 4 November 2010.
Sword Competition at Fujairah Fort is Much More Than Swords, FIF, 4 November 2010.
Traditional Sword Competition Off to a Good Start at Fujairah Fort, FIF, 3 November 2010.
All the Details on the Al Saif Traditional Sword Competition in Fujairah, FIF, 25 October 2010.
Swordsmen Showcase Their Skills in Fujairah, FIF, 22 October 2010.
Al Saif Traditional Sword Demonstration and Training Commences in Fujairah, FIF, 20 October 2010.
Anna Zacharias, Not Everyone Can Shake the Sword, The National, 10 October 2010.
Traditional Sword Competition to be Held in Fujairah, FIF, 30 September 2010.
Take a Look at the Crafts
Check out some of the crafts to look at or buy at the heritage souq in this photo album.
See the Food
Check out the amazing prices and download the menu for the Fujairah Fort Café Menu from this link.
Some photos of the food available at the fort are in this photo album.
This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.
Image: How high could you throw this sword and catch it? (Traditional Emirati sword with keys and banana for perspective)