Folk dances and music form integral part of the United Arab Emirates. The traditional dances of the region have been one of the most popular cultural expressions for both men and women, and are integral to any celebration like festivals, weddings, national holidays, and even casual gatherings of friends. Drums are an integral part of folk music in UAE. Everyone attending a festive occasion is supposed to join the line or circle of swaying dancers, and dance to the accompaniment of tambourines. While young girls dance by swinging their black tresses and swaying their bodies to the strong beat of the music, men re-enact battles fought or successful hunting expeditions.