Tamer Hosny issued UAE visa after embassy confuses him with 'suspected terrorist'
Tamer is headed to Dubai for a concert at the Global Village. (File photo)
The trouble with some Arabic names? They can land you in trouble at passport control for matching a suspected "terrorist's" name.
Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny knows the feeling. The 39-year-old singer was refused an entry visa to the UAE this month after the embassy confused him with a suspected criminal on their watch list.
A distressed Tamer - who is set to perform in Dubai on Friday 18 November - admitted that this is the second time the UAE embassy had him confused with the other Tamer Hosny.
However, with a little help from top officials at the embassy, and after submitting a long list of his family tree, Tamer was issued a visa and made his way to Dubai on Wednesday morning.
Will you be attending the talented star's first ever concert at the Global Village Dubai this weekend?