Rockin’ NY Eve Middle East style! 15 gigs to attend as you kiss goodbye 2013

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With kickin’ concerts scheduled all across Arabia, there are ample opportunities to rock your way into 2014! Whether you want a little “Ice, Ice, Baby” or prefer a hot and steamy night, you can decide if you should aim for Amman, escape to the Emirates, or bust over to Beirut this December 31st, based on this mega-packed list of gigs.

You’re spoilt for choice this year, as you’ll get to select which of your fave stars to spend New Year’s Eve with. This celeb crew come from all over the region. Whether it’s a crunk concert you’re looking for, or a night of classic elegance, MENA songsters are providing a little somethin’ somethin’ per every man’s tastes. Continue reading below »

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Amman eat your heart out! Arabia’s sweetheart songstress Nancy Ajram will be letting the vocal chords fly ‘til it’s 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman this year. This Jordan venue’s gonna be a sell-out, no doubt!
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Image 1 of 15:  1 / 15Amman eat your heart out! Arabia’s sweetheart songstress Nancy Ajram will be letting the vocal chords fly ‘til it’s 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman this year. This Jordan venue’s gonna be a sell-out, no doubt!

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Ice is back with his brand new invention: Let's hope it's some form of heating, given the deep-freeze, Alexa-style! 80s peeps, impress your partner with your mad dancing skillz and rap your way into 2014 with the “Ice Ice, Baby” hitmaker Vanilla Ice. The hip hop venue? Dubai’s luxurious Atlantis, The Palm Hotel.
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Image 2 of 15:  2 / 15Ice is back with his brand new invention: Let's hope it's some form of heating, given the deep-freeze, Alexa-style! 80s peeps, impress your partner with your mad dancing skillz and rap your way into 2014 with the “Ice Ice, Baby” hitmaker Vanilla Ice. The hip hop venue? Dubai’s luxurious Atlantis, The Palm Hotel.

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Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still you won’t be on New Year’s Eve! Cutesy former Arab Idol contestant Salma Rashid will be holding her own ‘holy’ celebration in Bethlehem.
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Image 3 of 15:  3 / 15Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still you won’t be on New Year’s Eve! Cutesy former Arab Idol contestant Salma Rashid will be holding her own ‘holy’ celebration in Bethlehem.

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She might not be able to sing, but what she lacks musically she makes up for in entertainment value, and at least Haifa Wehbe will have Assi Helani - who can actually carry a tune - performing with her on the last night of the year. Celeb impersonator Basem Feghali will be making an appearance at Forum De Beyrouth, Beirut, to keep you guessin!
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Image 4 of 15:  4 / 15She might not be able to sing, but what she lacks musically she makes up for in entertainment value, and at least Haifa Wehbe will have Assi Helani - who can actually carry a tune - performing with her on the last night of the year. Celeb impersonator Basem Feghali will be making an appearance at Forum De Beyrouth, Beirut, to keep you guessin!

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Nourhanne's gonna bring the action in Beirut this NY Eve with, not one, but two live concerts. She'll be getting the party started at the Chataura Park Hotel, then carry it on through the night at the Al Khayal restaurant. So book your tickets now if you want to ring in the New Year with Nourhanne at one of two locations!
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Image 5 of 15:  5 / 15Nourhanne's gonna bring the action in Beirut this NY Eve with, not one, but two live concerts. She'll be getting the party started at the Chataura Park Hotel, then carry it on through the night at the Al Khayal restaurant. So book your tickets now if you want to ring in the New Year with Nourhanne at one of two locations!

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She’s wanted, she’s hot, she’s performing in Iraq! If Lebanese lush Nawal El Zoghbi (and her sidekick for the night Iwan) is who you want to be with when 2014 kicks in, then you’ve got to get your tickets ready and head to the Ankawa Hadiab Hall in Erbil for the night.
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Image 6 of 15:  6 / 15She’s wanted, she’s hot, she’s performing in Iraq! If Lebanese lush Nawal El Zoghbi (and her sidekick for the night Iwan) is who you want to be with when 2014 kicks in, then you’ve got to get your tickets ready and head to the Ankawa Hadiab Hall in Erbil for the night.

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Hot-foot it over to Beirut for NYE! Make your night a classic one and feast your eyes and ears should you choose to spend it with Kazem El Saher and Wael Kfoury at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. So, what are you waiting for?
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Image 7 of 15:  7 / 15Hot-foot it over to Beirut for NYE! Make your night a classic one and feast your eyes and ears should you choose to spend it with Kazem El Saher and Wael Kfoury at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. So, what are you waiting for?

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Or schlep it over to an Emirates party! You can’t go wrong with a Melhem Barakat and Hisham El Hajj concert -- both will be at the Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi this year.
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Image 8 of 15:  8 / 15Or schlep it over to an Emirates party! You can’t go wrong with a Melhem Barakat and Hisham El Hajj concert -- both will be at the Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi this year.

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Two sexy artists in one night? That can be arranged! Ramy Ayach and Shaza Hassoun will celebrate 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Yas Island. Why not get your Yas on with them?
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Image 9 of 15:  9 / 15Two sexy artists in one night? That can be arranged! Ramy Ayach and Shaza Hassoun will celebrate 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Yas Island. Why not get your Yas on with them?

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We know it’s 2014, but if you’re missing the 80s, then you need to start your new year with Ragheb Alama, who will be singing alongside the one & only sex kitten Maya Diab at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. Meowww, this is gonna be the purrfect night out!
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Image 10 of 15:  10 / 15We know it’s 2014, but if you’re missing the 80s, then you need to start your new year with Ragheb Alama, who will be singing alongside the one & only sex kitten Maya Diab at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. Meowww, this is gonna be the purrfect night out!

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They share the same last name and will be performing at the same venue for New Year’s Eve this year too! We’re talkin’ about none other than heartthrob Fares Karam & Queen Bee Najwa Karam, who you can see live at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai.
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Image 11 of 15:  11 / 15They share the same last name and will be performing at the same venue for New Year’s Eve this year too! We’re talkin’ about none other than heartthrob Fares Karam & Queen Bee Najwa Karam, who you can see live at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai.

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Start the year the way you mean to go on-- with a killer view! Diva Myriam Fares, AKA Queen of the Stage, will be at the Mazagan Beach Resort in Casablanca, Morocco, to celebrate the new year with her fans. What better view can you ass-k for than her sexy booty-shaking and a fab display of fireworks as a way of starting your 2014?
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Image 12 of 15:  12 / 15Start the year the way you mean to go on-- with a killer view! Diva Myriam Fares, AKA Queen of the Stage, will be at the Mazagan Beach Resort in Casablanca, Morocco, to celebrate the new year with her fans. What better view can you ass-k for than her sexy booty-shaking and a fab display of fireworks as a way of starting your 2014?

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Who wouldn’t want to see Amr Diab live in concert any day of the year? Yep, we thought so. Put us on the guestlist this new year’s eve in Dubai, cos we wanna be the last peeps to wave goodbye to Diab before 2014 dawns on us!
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Image 13 of 15:  13 / 15Who wouldn’t want to see Amr Diab live in concert any day of the year? Yep, we thought so. Put us on the guestlist this new year’s eve in Dubai, cos we wanna be the last peeps to wave goodbye to Diab before 2014 dawns on us!

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Put on the Ritz with Elissa and Majed Al Mohandes as they create some musical magic at Dubai’s Ritz Carlton. End the year right with two of your faves on stage!
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Image 14 of 15:  14 / 15Put on the Ritz with Elissa and Majed Al Mohandes as they create some musical magic at Dubai’s Ritz Carlton. End the year right with two of your faves on stage!

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Keepin it real with our 'royal' Temo! Last and certainly not least is the man teenagers fantasize about and every mamma secretly fancies, Tamer Hosny, who will make your hearts melt as he welcomes 2014 at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman.
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Image 15 of 15:  15 / 15Keepin it real with our 'royal' Temo! Last and certainly not least is the man teenagers fantasize about and every mamma secretly fancies, Tamer Hosny, who will make your hearts melt as he welcomes 2014 at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman.

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Amman eat your heart out! Arabia’s sweetheart songstress Nancy Ajram will be letting the vocal chords fly ‘til it’s 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman this year. This Jordan venue’s gonna be a sell-out, no doubt!

Image 1 of 15Amman eat your heart out! Arabia’s sweetheart songstress Nancy Ajram will be letting the vocal chords fly ‘til it’s 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Amman this year. This Jordan venue’s gonna be a sell-out, no doubt!

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Ice is back with his brand new invention: Let's hope it's some form of heating, given the deep-freeze, Alexa-style! 80s peeps, impress your partner with your mad dancing skillz and rap your way into 2014 with the “Ice Ice, Baby” hitmaker Vanilla Ice. The hip hop venue? Dubai’s luxurious Atlantis, The Palm Hotel.

Image 2 of 15Ice is back with his brand new invention: Let's hope it's some form of heating, given the deep-freeze, Alexa-style! 80s peeps, impress your partner with your mad dancing skillz and rap your way into 2014 with the “Ice Ice, Baby” hitmaker Vanilla Ice. The hip hop venue? Dubai’s luxurious Atlantis, The Palm Hotel.

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Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still you won’t be on New Year’s Eve! Cutesy former Arab Idol contestant Salma Rashid will be holding her own ‘holy’ celebration in Bethlehem.

Image 3 of 15Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still you won’t be on New Year’s Eve! Cutesy former Arab Idol contestant Salma Rashid will be holding her own ‘holy’ celebration in Bethlehem.

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She might not be able to sing, but what she lacks musically she makes up for in entertainment value, and at least Haifa Wehbe will have Assi Helani - who can actually carry a tune - performing with her on the last night of the year. Celeb impersonator Basem Feghali will be making an appearance at Forum De Beyrouth, Beirut, to keep you guessin!

Image 4 of 15She might not be able to sing, but what she lacks musically she makes up for in entertainment value, and at least Haifa Wehbe will have Assi Helani - who can actually carry a tune - performing with her on the last night of the year. Celeb impersonator Basem Feghali will be making an appearance at Forum De Beyrouth, Beirut, to keep you guessin!

5

Nourhanne's gonna bring the action in Beirut this NY Eve with, not one, but two live concerts. She'll be getting the party started at the Chataura Park Hotel, then carry it on through the night at the Al Khayal restaurant. So book your tickets now if you want to ring in the New Year with Nourhanne at one of two locations!

Image 5 of 15Nourhanne's gonna bring the action in Beirut this NY Eve with, not one, but two live concerts. She'll be getting the party started at the Chataura Park Hotel, then carry it on through the night at the Al Khayal restaurant. So book your tickets now if you want to ring in the New Year with Nourhanne at one of two locations!

6

She’s wanted, she’s hot, she’s performing in Iraq! If Lebanese lush Nawal El Zoghbi (and her sidekick for the night Iwan) is who you want to be with when 2014 kicks in, then you’ve got to get your tickets ready and head to the Ankawa Hadiab Hall in Erbil for the night.

Image 6 of 15She’s wanted, she’s hot, she’s performing in Iraq! If Lebanese lush Nawal El Zoghbi (and her sidekick for the night Iwan) is who you want to be with when 2014 kicks in, then you’ve got to get your tickets ready and head to the Ankawa Hadiab Hall in Erbil for the night.

7

Hot-foot it over to Beirut for NYE! Make your night a classic one and feast your eyes and ears should you choose to spend it with Kazem El Saher and Wael Kfoury at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. So, what are you waiting for?

Image 7 of 15Hot-foot it over to Beirut for NYE! Make your night a classic one and feast your eyes and ears should you choose to spend it with Kazem El Saher and Wael Kfoury at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. So, what are you waiting for?

8

Or schlep it over to an Emirates party! You can’t go wrong with a Melhem Barakat and Hisham El Hajj concert -- both will be at the Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi this year.

Image 8 of 15Or schlep it over to an Emirates party! You can’t go wrong with a Melhem Barakat and Hisham El Hajj concert -- both will be at the Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi this year.

9

Two sexy artists in one night? That can be arranged! Ramy Ayach and Shaza Hassoun will celebrate 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Yas Island. Why not get your Yas on with them?

Image 9 of 15Two sexy artists in one night? That can be arranged! Ramy Ayach and Shaza Hassoun will celebrate 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Yas Island. Why not get your Yas on with them?

10

We know it’s 2014, but if you’re missing the 80s, then you need to start your new year with Ragheb Alama, who will be singing alongside the one & only sex kitten Maya Diab at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. Meowww, this is gonna be the purrfect night out!

Image 10 of 15We know it’s 2014, but if you’re missing the 80s, then you need to start your new year with Ragheb Alama, who will be singing alongside the one & only sex kitten Maya Diab at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. Meowww, this is gonna be the purrfect night out!

11

They share the same last name and will be performing at the same venue for New Year’s Eve this year too! We’re talkin’ about none other than heartthrob Fares Karam & Queen Bee Najwa Karam, who you can see live at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai.

Image 11 of 15They share the same last name and will be performing at the same venue for New Year’s Eve this year too! We’re talkin’ about none other than heartthrob Fares Karam & Queen Bee Najwa Karam, who you can see live at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai.

12

Start the year the way you mean to go on-- with a killer view! Diva Myriam Fares, AKA Queen of the Stage, will be at the Mazagan Beach Resort in Casablanca, Morocco, to celebrate the new year with her fans. What better view can you ass-k for than her sexy booty-shaking and a fab display of fireworks as a way of starting your 2014?

Image 12 of 15Start the year the way you mean to go on-- with a killer view! Diva Myriam Fares, AKA Queen of the Stage, will be at the Mazagan Beach Resort in Casablanca, Morocco, to celebrate the new year with her fans. What better view can you ass-k for than her sexy booty-shaking and a fab display of fireworks as a way of starting your 2014?

13

Who wouldn’t want to see Amr Diab live in concert any day of the year? Yep, we thought so. Put us on the guestlist this new year’s eve in Dubai, cos we wanna be the last peeps to wave goodbye to Diab before 2014 dawns on us!

Image 13 of 15Who wouldn’t want to see Amr Diab live in concert any day of the year? Yep, we thought so. Put us on the guestlist this new year’s eve in Dubai, cos we wanna be the last peeps to wave goodbye to Diab before 2014 dawns on us!

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Put on the Ritz with Elissa and Majed Al Mohandes as they create some musical magic at Dubai’s Ritz Carlton. End the year right with two of your faves on stage!

Image 14 of 15Put on the Ritz with Elissa and Majed Al Mohandes as they create some musical magic at Dubai’s Ritz Carlton. End the year right with two of your faves on stage!

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Keepin it real with our 'royal' Temo! Last and certainly not least is the man teenagers fantasize about and every mamma secretly fancies, Tamer Hosny, who will make your hearts melt as he welcomes 2014 at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman.

Image 15 of 15Keepin it real with our 'royal' Temo! Last and certainly not least is the man teenagers fantasize about and every mamma secretly fancies, Tamer Hosny, who will make your hearts melt as he welcomes 2014 at the Le Royal Hotel in Amman.

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Nobody wants to ring in the New Year alone, so we’ve supplied you with 15 perfect date options for you to share that midnight kiss with (as discreetly as possible, of course). If you end up without a partner in crime, you can still hit up one of these musical hotspots flyin’ solo but feelin’ the love with thousands of fellow fans. So kiss ME! 2013 goodbye to the background of some fabulous tunes, here's the NYE line-up.

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