WATCH: US Lieutenant General dance the Saudi ardha

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A US military delegate, led by Lieutenant General Michael Garrett, visited the Janadriyah Festival in the Saudi city of Assir.

During the visit, members of the US delegate took part in the famous Najdi ardha dance with swords, which is a landmark folkloric activity at the Saudi festival.

The video captured General Garrett trying out his first ardha moves, as he was joined by Saudi attendees.

The visit was an opportunity for Garrett and his delegate to get a closer look at the kingdom’s unique culture and heritage.

The general said that he was overwhelmed by the warm welcoming he received during the tour, in which he got to see some of Assir’s most distinguished crafts.


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