The exact history of belly dancing is somewhat confused. Turkey, Greece and several Middle Eastern countries claim it as their own and its popularity is widespread around the world. Although the culture of modesty prevents it from being widespread in the UAE it can be found at venues across Dubai. Many dessert safaris and dune driving experiences include belly dancing entertainment along with live music and food. However, in true Time Out style we reckon it is not enough just to spectate when you can participate. Belly dancing lessons with the Nora Dance Group cost Dhs65 and are held at a dance studio near the Marina Mall. Belly dancing lessons with Nora cost Dhs65, every Sun and Tue at 8pm, Dubai Marina Mall and Ductac, Mall of the Emirates. www.noradancegroup.com (050 395 8280). For more information on belly dancing in Dubai click here.
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