Most Popular


Robbie Williams loves him some Israel (Facebook)
09:35 GMT
Robbie Williams gave 40,000 fans in Tel Aviv some tender music lovin' on Saturday night.
English virtual band Gorillaz performed at the Byblos International Festival in 2010. (Silive)
08:15 GMT
The Byblos International Festival will run from July 13 to Aug 18.

May 2, 2015

DJ Tony H from Lebanon brings Abu Dhabi a "Showdown" every week. (Courtesy of Khaleej Times)
15:52 GMT
DJ Tony H has "Showdown" night every week at People by Crystal Abu Dhabi.

April 30, 2015

"Hell on Wheels" aimed for Middle East audience on icflix now. (Facebook)
16:59 GMT
Post-Civil War America will come to life on for Middle Eastern viewers.
Niveen has promised to stay off the drugs after being released from prison. (Arjwan)
15:34 GMT
Niveen Bandour not returning to acting any time soon after going behind bars after being caught with 40 grams of heroin.
The Twilight Sad is one of the talented groups coming to Tel Aviv this summer. (Facebook)
11:14 GMT
Sure we love us some One Republic and Robbie Williams, but be sure not to overlook the likewise talented but less well known artists coming to town this summer.
No Cairokee concert at "Bab El-Shams" cultural festival after all. (Facebook)
10:54 GMT
So bad, so sad. "Bab El-Shams" cultural festival suspended over security concerns. No CairoKee and Massar Egbari concerts in the books.
Ian McShane got a gig based in Dubai. (Courtesy of
09:57 GMT
Ian McShane has become Hollywood's go-to villain, and now he's bringing his wicked talent to the region for the animated film about real-life leader, Bilal bin Rabah.
In 2007, he was voted by the British public as the 60th best stand-up comedian in a Channel 4 programme ‘The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups’. (Edinburgh Festival website)
09:35 GMT
British comedian and actor Omid Djalili is coming to Qatar in May.
A picture of the stunning luxurious resort David will be staying at for his birthday. (Albawaba edit)
09:04 GMT
The football star is said to be flying his closest friends to the five-star luxury Amanjena resort outside Marrakech.
As part of the AFAC Film Week, which finished in Cairo last week, two panel discussions raise issues of local distribution, digital alternatives, social justice, and how films can create change. (YouTube)
08:43 GMT
As part of the AFAC Film Week, which finished in Cairo last week, two panel discussions raise issues of local distribution, digital alternatives, social justice, and how films can create change.

April 29, 2015

Salma Hayek had a chance to hang with Elissa while in Lebanon. (Twitter)
21:14 GMT
Salma Hayek visited her Lebanese hometown while in the country for "The Prophet" screening, and now her trip to the Middle East has come to an end.
Sabry is active in social and humanitarian work and active in social and humanitarian work. Since 2009, she has been working closely with the UN World Food Programme on raising awareness about hunger in the region. (File photo)
15:26 GMT
Tunisian officials honor actress Hend Sabry during her recent visit to her home country.
Haifa is said to be the highest-paid actress this Ramadan. (The House of Eyewear)
15:13 GMT
Lebanese singer and actress Haifa Wehbe will soon finish shooting the "Mouled w Sahbo Ghayeb" series scheduled for Ramadan.
Karazon still has faith in her good old friend Sultan. (Style to Follow)
14:50 GMT
Jordanian singer Diana Karazon told Al Jadeed TV how she feels about her friend Saoud Abou Sultan's rape case.
The devilishly good Robbie Williams (Facebook)
14:04 GMT
After rocking Dubai's socks off last weekend, British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams is continuing his trek through the Levant with a gig in Tel Aviv this weekend.
Ahlam waged a Twitter war on Mishaal Al Otaibi. (IMLebanon)
12:37 GMT
Emirati singer Ahlam has had yet another spat with her cyber foe "Inzo"!
Carlo Lio from Toronto is one of the beat mixers bound for Dubai next month. (Facebook)
10:47 GMT
Carlo Lio, DJ Mag, and many other talented DJs will be at the decks next month at Provocateur nightclub.
Lebanese superstar Nancy Ajram is worth $41.2 million USD. (Facebook)
10:22 GMT
How much is each Arab celebrity really worth?

April 28, 2015

Director Mohamed Galal Okasha was killed in Libya. (Al Ahram)
14:24 GMT
Egyptian director Mohamed Galal Okasha, 31, was killed by a Libyan militia.
The stunning Elie Saab silver dress Hayek wore on the red carpet. (AFP)
12:54 GMT
Hollywood actress Salma Hayek looked breathtaking in an Elie Saab creation in Lebanon.
Selma Hayek waves hello to Lebanon. (Tumblr)
12:16 GMT
The spicy star livened up Lebanon with her beauty and brilliant film "The Prophet".
Here's to many more healthy years in the business, Nour. (File photo)
11:17 GMT
Egyptian actor Nour el Sherif celebrates his birthday today.
Showtime's "Homeland" will no longer have a Middle Eastern flair. (Facebook: cropped for formatting purposes)
11:16 GMT
Showtime's hit series "Homeland" will soon be finding a new shooting location outside the Middle East.
Amr Diab is bringin' us some more smokin' hot music this summer. (Facebook)
10:32 GMT
Egyptian songster Amr Diab has announced his new album is slated for release during Eid El Fitr.
Oh, Ahlam, why all those haters? (Albawaba edit)
10:07 GMT
One tweep decided to ask for Ahlam's hand in marriage... for his bull!
Could that smile on her face mean she's in love? (Facebook)
10:00 GMT
Elissa posted a tantalizing tweet this week that has made fans wonder yet again if she's found the love of her life.
Tima is the first female comedian in all of Jordan. (Flickr)
08:54 GMT
Jordanian comedian Tima Shomali talks comedy and Arab taboos during the Women in the World Summit in New York.
Will Assi make it as an actor in his first ever acting experience? (File photo)
08:10 GMT
The Godfather is being made into an Arab TV drama starring Assi Helani.
Ty Burrell came to fame on ABC's Modern Family. (Wikipedia Commons)
07:12 GMT
In the UAE visiting friends, Hollywood star Ty Burrell, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family", shares about his time the Emirati capital.
Mohammed Abdo at the mic. He'll be performing again in Abu Dhabi this summer. (Al Bawaba file)
06:46 GMT
There'll be summer fun for everyone in Abu Dhabi this summer.

April 27, 2015

Mohammed Assaf on live TV. (YouTube screenshot)
16:38 GMT
Mohammed Assef, winner of Arab Idol, sings his winning song on The official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV station.
The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million. (File photo)
14:54 GMT
The Clooneys have made the Sunday Times Rich List with a wealth of £121 million.
Salma said during the conference that the goal of The Prophet is to "show that the Lebanese are capable of spreading the love, peace, and culture in the world." (AFP/File)
14:31 GMT
Take advice from Salma Hayek on life and good values as she speaks during a press conference in Lebanon.
Tanjaret Daghet fled the war in Syria and now perform in Lebanon. (Flickr)
14:03 GMT
Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding a new fan base in Lebanon, with their Arabized Western music.
This selfie by Nancy Ajram is up to 316,874 likes and counting. (Facebook)
12:51 GMT
What's not to love? The whole world is clearly obsessed with Arabia's sweetheart songstress, Nancy Ajram, as indicated by her 15 million Facebook likes!
Preservation Hall Band is bound for Oman. (Facebook)
09:35 GMT
Royal Opera House Muscat is about to get jazzed up by New Orleans' electrifying band Preservation Hall.
Is there anyone without a crush on this handsome man? (Islah News)
08:30 GMT
Qusai Khouli reveals what he's looking for in the woman of his dreams!
Robbie Williams electrifying the Yas Island crowd. (Image: Twitter)
05:11 GMT
Robbie Williams was simply brilliant before his crowd of 20k at his Yas Island concert on Saturday night.

April 26, 2015

Hayek paid a visit to the Gibran Museum during her visit to Lebanon. (Al Mohajer)
19:32 GMT
Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is in Lebanon for her new movie "The Prophet."
Jennifer Lopez will glitter the stage. (Facebook)
16:59 GMT
That's right, the woman, the legend, the big booty that is Jennifer Lopez will be opening up the 14th edition of the Mawazine Festival in Rabat.
Saoud Abou Sultan has defended himself and assured his fans that he's innocent. (Image:
12:59 GMT
Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan speaks out after being sentenced to three years in jail.
The Ahmed Ezz vs Zeina drama continues. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
12:56 GMT
Wittingly or unwittingly, by sharing on Facebook her refusal to follow the Twitter account “The Full Truth About Ahmed Ezz”, Egyptian actress has triggered many people to follow the Ahmed-hating page.
Dina would marry Haifa Wehbe, but would she even say yes? (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:19 GMT
Egyptian belly dancer Dina said she would totes marry Haifa Wehbe!
George and Amal Clooney in Venice for their wedding. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
10:09 GMT
It's sure to be an epic party as George Clooney has invited his celebrity buddies to party hardy in his and Amal's Lake Como villa for her birthday.
Madonna's music has been deemed anti-Islamic by ISIS. (
10:00 GMT
Madonna's music has been deemed anti-Islamic by ISIS.
Angelina Jolie has a heart for the region's refugees. (Image: Al Bawaba file)
09:53 GMT
Angelina Jolie is a passionate advocate for refugees in this region, and she implored the UN Security Council to increase, rather than decrease aid.
Mai Kassab is so proud of her husband and his band. (Image: Facebook)
09:40 GMT
Egyptian singer Mai Kassab is one proud wifey after her husband Oka was in a documentary film about his band.
DJ Mila Alias is playing at the SAX FASHION SUMMER BANG party at the Dead Sea in Jordan. (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT
For the first time in Jordan, Ukrainian DJ Mila Alias will be playing at the Sax Fashion Summer Bang party on May 8.

April 24, 2015

If you’re in Egypt, Massi will be in Alexandria today and Cairo on April 26. (Image:
12:20 GMT
Souad Massi’s music: an interpretation and celebration of classic Arabic poetry.

April 23, 2015

Pitbull performing in Bahrain. (Image: Facebook)
16:17 GMT
Here's why this year's Bahrain Formula race and corresponding concerts are deemed the best ever for the kingdom!
Majida El Roumi is returning! (Image: Facebook)
16:09 GMT
The Jounieh International Festival saw Majida El Roumi on stage four years ago, and she's coming back, Baby!
The Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015. (Image:
11:03 GMT
The second edition of the Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015.
DJ Danny Howard in the house. (Image: Facebook)
10:54 GMT
Friday night's funnest and fittest attraction in Dubai will be the UK's Danny Howard at the decks of the inaugural DXBeach festival.
Mai Kassab and Oka's first year of marriage is most unusual. (Image: Facebook)
10:49 GMT
While away on her honeymoon, Egyptian artist Mai Kassab's former producer pressed charges against her for assault.
Hayek will be attending the screening of "The Prophet" in Lebanon this month. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
10:28 GMT
Lebanese-Mexican Hollywood actress Salma Hayek is heading to Lebanon in April for the premiere of her new film "The Prophet."
Mark and Michelle make a very charming couple. (Image:
05:00 GMT
Michelle Keegan jets off to Dubai with a group of friends for her hen weekend.

April 22, 2015

A singing Cinderella story is coming to life in Oman. (Image: Facebook)
20:05 GMT
This Cinderella tale is gonna be royally awesome.
Safinaz in her trouble-making "flag" dress. (Image: Twitter)
19:09 GMT
If only Safinaz would have had a better costume designer. She might not have ended up in prison for six months!
Meet the Arab world's One Direction! (Image: YouTube screenshot)
14:48 GMT
Who are "The Five" and why are they the Arab world's answer to One Direction?
Will they say "I do"? (Image:
13:33 GMT
Meet the women who will meet their husband for the first time on their WEDDING day!
The Instagram picture Linsday posted on Monday. (Image: Instagram)
12:38 GMT
Oh, Lindsay! Lohan sadly confuses "You're Beautiful" with "You're a Donkey" in Arabic!
Assaf is a star in every sense of the word. (Image:
10:01 GMT
A timeline on why Assaf made it onto Arabian Business's "100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40" list this year.
Suhell Nafar, Tamer Nafar & Mahmoud Jreri are the members of DAM. (Image:
07:30 GMT
Men and women switch stereotypical roles in the Middle East in DAM's new music video.

April 21, 2015

Schooly's throwing one more epic party. (Image: Facebook)
18:11 GMT
He's become a Dubai favorite behind the decks and radio over the last eight years, and now industry legend Schooly is saying see ya to the UAE. Not without one last epic party, though!
Egyptian poet Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi has passed away. (Image: Wikipedia)
15:22 GMT
Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi lost the battle to a long illness.
Joelle Hatem and former husband George Al Rassi posing with their son Joe. (Image: Facebook)
14:55 GMT
After the celebrity couple made a nasty split, Lebanese singer George Al Rassi goes on the air to clarify.
Gigi enjoyed an early birthday dinner in West Hollywood with her boyfriend Cody Simpson. (Image:
13:43 GMT
Gigi Hadid's boyfriend got her McDonald's vouchers for her birthday.
Will Ahlam become the next Oprah Winfrey of the Arab world? (Image: Albawaba file)
11:57 GMT
Emirati singer Ahlam wants to be the Oprah Winfrey of the Arab world!
Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan can now sing his sorrows behind bars! (Image:
09:51 GMT
Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan can now sing his sorrows behind bars!
"Men Gowa" film to be screened at El Sawy Culturewheel. (Image: courtesy of Egypt Independent)
08:44 GMT
The movie won first place in the "A must-watch movie" competition, and now it will be available for Egyptian audiences in Zamalek on April 23.
Egyptian actor Ibrahim Yusri has sadly passed away at the age of 65. (Image:
07:46 GMT
Egyptian actor Ibrahim Yusri has sadly passed away at the age of 65.

April 20, 2015

Abdel Halim Hafez was and still is one of the most popular Egyptian singer to date. (Image:
21:32 GMT
The Egyptian Culture Ministry to open heritage museum for prominent Egyptian singers.
Nesreen Tafesh dished that she and Bassem Yakhour have no chemistry! (Image: Facebook)
15:26 GMT
In a perfect world, there's true chemistry between the leading lady and her on-screen lover, but that's not the case for co-stars Bassem Yakhour and Nesreen Tafesh
Angelina Jolie visiting Syrian refugees in Zaatari Camp. (Image: AFP)
15:03 GMT
After visiting Syrian refugee camps, Angelina Jolie is determined to make her next adopted child a Syrian one.
Pitbull owned the stage in Bahrain. (Image: Facebook)
14:42 GMT
Pitbull brought his "International Love" to Bahrain on Saturday night for a performance that left Formula 1 fans' hearts racing.
Ahlam's latest album cover resembles Queen Elizabeth on a British stamp but with Ahlam's face on it! (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
Can you imagine if Ahlam quit Arab Idol?
Dominique dressed modestly at the Quran event in the UAE. (Image: Facebook)
11:38 GMT
We shouldn't judge Dominique Hourani for attending a Quran event, we should praise her instead.
Amr Diab will be sweating in the hot May sun until his lawsuit is done. (Image: Facebook)
11:17 GMT
Amr Diab is calling for MBC Masr to suspend the show “The surprise.. Days in the life of Al-Hadaba” in a lawsuit that was adjourned on Sunday.
Royal Sisters, Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen come to Dubai for the first time in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. (Image: Four Communications)
09:55 GMT
Royal Sisters, Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen come to Dubai for the first time in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes.
The spotlight has been on Mohammed Assaf as Palestine's golden boy, but he's not the only star from the strip.
09:42 GMT
A great singer, a talented musician and a gifted gymnast from Gaza are showing the world a new face of Palestine, proving Mohammed Assaf isn't the only one doing wonders.
Amal Clooney is the ever stylish woman. (Image: Several sources)
07:30 GMT
A timeline of Amal Clooney's ever-changing style.

April 19, 2015

A still from the award-winning film Theeb. (Image: Gulf Times)
22:07 GMT
Award-winning film Theeb will begin screening in Doha on April 23.
Sherine soaking up the sun in Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
11:50 GMT
Sherine Abdel Wahab soaks up the sun in Beirut and celebrates her "Best Middle Eastern Female Artist" MEMA win.
The official poster of the film "From A to B." (Image:
10:23 GMT
Image Nation Abu Dhabi announced today that its slate of UAE-produced films will now be available on iTunes.