Dabke Dance

Sonia

Born in the Levant, the dabke dance was born out of a sense of camaraderie as villagers, neighbours and families came together to stomp on the mud used to build houses in order to set it properly. People would hold hands and rhythmically step on the mud, giving rise to the earliest form of the dabke dance that we know today.

As times changed and the way people built their houses evolved, the dance became livelier and performed by the different households as a sign of their heritage. Today, the dance is always performed across the region at especially joyous occasions…and of course, at Qasr Al Sultan, every day is a reason to celebrate!