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January 20, 2014

A perfect V Day present: Live the Legend of Zorro in Abu Dhabi this Feb. (Image:
08:11 GMT

The sexy Zorro will come to life on stage in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever, in a dramatic theatre production that’s sure to blow your mind away.

The UAE community and visitors will experience both the tangible and intangible heritage of the Emirate through a wide range of activities at the grounds of Qasr Al Hosn. (Image:
07:43 GMT

The annual Qasr Al Hosn Festival will be celebrating the history of the fort and centuries of Emirati culture and tradition in the UAE starting this February.

"Fabrica Band" rockin' out on stage back in May, 2012. (Image: Facebook)
07:01 GMT

Taking their art and music on the road, "Fabrica" is US bound until the 29th of January.

Assaf has just completed recording four songs from his first ever music album. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Mohammad Assaf is living the high life as he continues to mingle with yet more celebs in the entertainment world, only this time they’re all in the recording studio!

January 19, 2014

Ahmed's been accused of secretly marrying actress Zaina. (Image: Facebook)
14:46 GMT

Is Egyptian actor Ahmed Ezz married to fellow Egyptian actress Zaina? According to rumors, the two got secretly married and Zaina is now pregnant with his baby!

Samira Saeed sings her heart AND pays her civic duties! (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT

Taking her practice of voting in every election with her when she moved to Egypt, Samira Saeed was definitely a part of the election process for the country's new amended constitution. Was she nay or yay, can you guess?!

Bushra cannot believe her luck, as she will be starring alongside Amr Diab in "Fame." (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:56 GMT

Egyptian actress Bushra is over the moon after being nominated to star in a new TV drama series with none other than the awesome Egyptian singer Amr Diab.

Laila has decided to work on a totally new production idea this Ramadan season. (Image: Facebook)
10:08 GMT

If you enjoyed watching “Farah Layla” (Layla’s Wedding Day) last Ramadan, then that was it. Laila Elwi has scrapped the idea of a sequel for the successful show this Ramadan season.

"Just a Toy" is one of the 35 films to be screened at the unifying festival in Bahrain. (Image courtesy of
10:07 GMT

The National Unity Film Festival in Bahrain "will help the public know about the rare era in the history of Arab cinema" as they screen 35 of the country's films.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" makes one wonder if good really does ever triumph evil. (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT

UAE peeps still get fraudulent cold calls like those on "The Wolf of Wall Street", but this film does little to empathize with the unfortunate folks whose life savings were dissipated. Of course, if you've watched the film in a cinema over here, the plot is rendered incomprehensible anyway!

Satirical Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef was one of the 100 people topping the list. (Image: Facebook)
09:26 GMT

Our region's stars have topped the 100 influential people list compiled by the Foreign Policy Magazine in 2013. #winning

"The Square" is one of three Arab films in the Oscar race. (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT

Palestinian thriller "Omar", Egyptian documentary "The Square", and Yemeni short "Karama Has No Walls" have made their way into the same league of Oscar hopefuls American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Spending six to eight hours of his day using a pick and his fingers to strum the strings of his oud, Shamma said his love for the instrument was innate. (Image: Facebook)
07:58 GMT

Now a renowned Oud player, the brilliant Iraqi composer Naseer Shamma says he's always known it was his destiny to play the beautiful Arabic instrument.

Jahida singing her heart out (Image: Facebook).
05:00 GMT

Lebanese singer and actress Jahida Wehbe provided a little flava flave to the inaugural Sharjah World Music Festival.

January 18, 2014

Nadina and Dolly will not be working together anymore. (Image: Albawaba edit)
06:00 GMT

Lebanese singer Dolly Shahine was left standing alone after Canadian-Lebanese singer Nadina left her out in the lurch.