Music of the United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates
are a part of the Persian Gulf
khaleeji tradition, and is also known for Bedouin
folk music. Distinctive dance
songs from the area's fishermen are also well-known, but the country's most famous performers are Ahlam, the first female pop star in the Gulf, and Ali Burroghr, who has now requested that his recordings be banned as he is living a strict matowr lifestyle.
- Badley, Bill. "Sounds of the Arabian Penninsula". 2000. In Broughton, Simon and Ellingham, Mark with McConnachie, James and Duane, Orla (Ed.), World Music, Vol. 1: Africa, Europe and the Middle East, pp 351-354. Rough Guides Ltd, Penguin Books. ISBN 1-85828-636-0