Traditional Bull Fighting in Fujairah, UAE

 

The Fight

Traditional Bull Fighting in Fujairah

Bull fighting is a traditional sport and entertainment in Spain, Portugal, France and some Latin American Countries, however, something similar can be found in United Arab Emirates as well.

Every Friday after noon large sandy arena is set up in Fujairah with wooden barriers placed in a square open perimeter to provide spectators safe place to get entertained with this wonderful sport. The arena is set up near Fujairah Beach and it is almost an hour and half drive from Dubai. The new Dubai – Fujairah highway provides easy access to the venue.

Charging

“Bull fighting in Fujairah is not as fierce as Spain or Portugal and almost goes without any bloodshed.”

Bull fighting in Fujairah is not as fierce as Spain or Portugal and almost goes without any bloodshed. It is more of an entertainment for the locals, expats and tourists alike. People including man, woman and children from all across Emirates visit Fujairah for this popular sport.

The event is organized in a well planned manner with ample space for parking for the visitors and separate barricades to keep the bulls prior to fight.

Attack

“The fight last not more that 4-5 minutes long starting with loosing the restraints of the Bulls to head charge”

The fight last not more that 4-5 minutes long starting with loosing the restraints of the Bulls to head charge. The bull which manages to push back its opponent is declared winner. The announcer keeps spectators entertained as well with their interesting commentary. As the fight heats up crowd also begins to cheer up and start shouting at the top of their lungs.

Separating the Fighters

“The fights are not for the money but rather for honor and entertainment”

The fights are not for the money but rather for honor and entertainment. However, it does provide an investment opportunity for the owner of the Bull as their price increase with the number of wins.

The event provides free and family friendly weekend entertainment for all.

Friday 31 January 2014

Location: N 25 06 50.37 E 56 21 22.58

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