The 8th Dubai Shopping Festival, which will be held January 15 to February 15, will feature a number of musical surprises by Arab and Iranian singers. Four of the most well known Iranian singers - Darwish, Aiby, Mansour, and Houmeerah - will host a live concert with Lebanese singer Nawal al Zughbi which is to be one of the main highlights of the festival.
Ibrahim Salah, coordinating director of the festival, told the UAE daily, Al Bayan, that due to the large number of Iranian living in Dubai, the festival makes it a point to present a taste of their culture. In doing so the festival assures their presence at the events, which helps achieve the yearly success we are accustomed to. Every year some form of Iranian entertainment is present at the festival, but this year additional spice is added with the presence of Nawal.
In October, the singer was forced to re-edit her latest music video “Elli Tmaneitoh” (The One I Wished For), deleting few scenes in response to accusations saying that they were indecent and seductive in nature. Several Arab Gulf channels refused to show the music video due to objections filed by censorship parties at Gulf television stations.
The eldest among three brothers and one sister, Zughbi made her debut in the music world in 1988, with her participation in the TV show - Studio Al Fan. She was awarded the 'Best Singer' award on several occasions throughout her career. - Albawaba.com
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