Image 1 of 11: Moroccan beaut Jannat will be lighting up the third day of Eid with a Cairo concert. With other celebs set to attend the show, Jannat will be sure to be cutting edge -- having performed at the Cairo Opera House, this megastar is at home on the Egyptian stage.
Image 1 of 11: R&B superstar Jay Sean will be bringing British talent to the Dubai stage when he performs his Neon Tour on the second day of Eid. He’ll be making the entire arena get “Down” as he performs all his greatest hits and latest material during this UAE Eid extravaganza.
Image 1 of 11: Imagine running your hands through Dariush’s gorgeous hair while listening to his deep bass voice. Or watching this sultry Iranian artist sing your political blues away. More than musical, he's a philanthropist’s dream, boasting a human rights record to die for. Sure to serenade you through the holiday -- so snap him up 3rd day of Eid in Dubai.
Image 1 of 11: If Indian folk dance is your bag, grab your Dandiyas and join veteran Indian composer-songwriter Aadesh Srivastava leading this year’s Dandiya Raas to mark the Indian Festival of Navratri. Once aspiring to be a doctor, this Bollywood star will cure your every ailment with his passion for music and dance. Feel soulful! Oct 18 in Dubai.
Image 1 of 11: Legendary Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer will hit the stage for a Rotana Concert on October 17 at Al Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai. Abu Sager is known for his memorable performances as well as being deported for being too handsome. OK, he wasn’t deported but this seductive Saudi will not fail to bring the crowd to their knees!
Image 1 of 11: Former ‘Arabs Got Talent’ finalist and now pop star in her own right, Bahraini starlet Hala Al Turk will be performing at the Dubai Mall on 17 October. Even though she’s only 11, Hala is already a YouTube sensation with “I Love You Mama” - this cutie is sure to wow the crowd with her timeless talent.
Image 1 of 11: Child stars: Your little ones will love nothing more than attending this fun musical concert, featuring different singers from the region. Small kids and big kids, get ready to sing along and dance the evening away (all two hours of it) and be back home in time for bed, on the second day of Eid at the Mall of the Emirates from 6 to 8pm.
Image 1 of 11: Oh yeah, not only will you be able to feast your eyes (& ears) on Lebanese heartthrob Ramy Ayach live in concert on Tues Oct 15 at the Mall of the Emirates, and on Wed 16 at Mirdif City Centre; but you will also have the chance to get up, close & personal with the handsome singer at the malls mentioned above, in addition to Deira City Centre.
Image 1 of 11: Saudi singer Mohammad Abdu Eid concert in Kuwait: Try not to shake off all the Eid fare you’ve taken in over the holiday with this music. Go ahead, we dare you. With an Abdu concert, you can ensure that you will gyrate your way back to being hungry for more. Whether it’s more Mohammed or more Mansaf is entirely up to you!
Image 1 of 11: Keeping it Kuwait: Three’s the magic number, and no Eid should go by without a concert by this fabulous trio of singers. Abdullah Ruwaished, Balqees Ahmed and Nawal Al-Kuwaitiya promise you an evening to remember at the Crowne Plaza Kuwait on Oct 18.
Image 1 of 11: Our Idol Mohammad Assaf and Egyptian singer Sherine Abdelwahab will soon be jetting off to Jordan. If Assaf is your man, then Le Royal Hotel is where you need to be on the 4th day of Eid! If Sherine’s voice floats your boat, then you’ve got to wait that bit longer till Nov1st to watch the singer in action in the Kingdom. Long live the King!
Move aside, sheeps -- the real stars of the Eid Al Adha show are the celebrities performing across the Middle East this holiday season! There’s a massive line-up of star-studded acts worth ditching family time for this Eid, and here’s Al Bawaba’s gallery of the must-see music moguls on the map this holy week.
Put your party hats on as Arab and Western stars join forces this Eid for your eyes only -- amazing firework shows, music extravaganzas, stand-up comedy gigs and other fun family activities prove that it is the entertainment scene that is Eid’s main attraction year in, year out.
You’ll be spoiled for choice this week, as there’s something for everyone. And to make sure that you don’t miss a thing, we’ve listed 11 of the most popular concerts to take place in the region.