Music Reviews

January 6, 2014

Michael Jackson "The Immortal World Tour" was a big hit in Dubai (Image: Facebook)
07:09 GMT

With incredible attractions filling the city of Dubai post-New Year's Eve, one of the Dubai Shopping Festival highlights was the "The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil".

January 5, 2014

Hot & talented: Khaled is postponing the release of his latest music album. (Image: Facebook)
14:23 GMT

If you were looking forward to hearing the sweet voice of Egyptian singer Khaled Selim in his latest album, then you’re going to have to wait for its release just a while longer.

January 3, 2014

Haifa Wehbe is now officially a redhead! (Image: Facebook)
14:35 GMT

Haifa Wehbe has done a Jessica Rabbit and died her hair RED!

January 2, 2014

After performing in the Cairo Opera House over Christmas, the Cairo Celebration Choir is off to Morocco. (Image: Facebook)
11:41 GMT

Egypt's Cairo Celebration Choir will say hello to Morocco and the New Year with a January 4th concert in Rabat, hosted by Moroccan choir Les Voix du Choeur.

January 1, 2014

This was Salma's first time in Palestine, where she performed on new year's eve. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:53 GMT

Former Arab Idol contestant Salma Rashid said she was super delighted at performing on new year’s eve in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Amal has released a new song titled "Liar" today. (Image: Facebook)
12:11 GMT

It was supposed to launch last summer, but Amal Hijazi has finally released her latest single "Kaddab" (Liar).

December 31, 2013

Burj Al Arab about to give guests a night to remember! (Image: Facebook)
11:55 GMT

Front row seats to the stunning fireworks that will fill the sky, a romantic dining experience, or getting your dancing shoes worn in with some international music are just a few of the ways the Emirati socialites are planning to spend their cash tonight and say goodbye to 2013.

December 30, 2013

The judges of the X Factor Arabia: Carole Samaha, Wael Kfoury, Elissa and Hussain Al Jasmi. (Image: Facebook)
14:34 GMT

Were you looking forward to Season 2 of the X Factor Arabia this year? Well, you're just gonna have to hold your breath a bit longer now.

Underneath a gorgeous rainbow, the crew loaded 40 containers for the long haul to Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
12:08 GMT

Thank you, Cirque du Soleil, for keeping the memory of Michael Jackson alive and in Dubai tonight!

December 29, 2013

Mad violin playin' MAias Alyamani moves his career along with new album launch. (Image: Facebook)
07:45 GMT

One of the most promising young Arab musicians today, Syrian musician MAias Alyamani has released six albums and will soon celebrate the launch of another at a concert taking place at the Museum of Islamic Art.

December 26, 2013

Cairo peeps getting their minimal dancing on. (Image courtesy of dailynewsegypt/May Mansour)
09:08 GMT

Could Cairo be the new Berlin? DJ Samy's minimal house music made it big in the Egyptian capital's cool new venue.

Amr Diab will be holding his DIFF concert in January. (Image: Facebook)
00:48 GMT

Fans disappointed by Amr Diab's cancelled concert can now rejoice as a new performance date has been scheduled!

December 24, 2013

Walid Tawfiq has remixed old classics in a new album. (Image: Facebook)
11:56 GMT

Lebanese singer Walid Tawfiq has revived some the Arab world's best classical songs in a new album.

Carole Samaha taking "The Lady" stage by storm (Image: Facebook)
09:32 GMT

Sell-out shows and a hit song still atop the charts make for a very happy holiday season for Carole Samaha.

Joana Nachef conducts and looks good doing it. Why not? (Image courtesy of
08:04 GMT

Some may call Joana Nachef a cheerleader, a scholar, and a great communicator, but she directly claims her current position wouldn't have been possible if she'd stayed in Lebanon. Boom. There. She said it.