Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 August 2019

Celebrate Eid with a Nancy Ajram concert in Dubai

The Lebanese singer’s Dubai return comes on the back of an already momentous year

Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram performs during the 2019 Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts at the Jerash archaeological site, Jerash, some 46 km North of Amman, Jordan, on July 20, 2019. EPA
Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram performs during the 2019 Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts at the Jerash archaeological site, Jerash, some 46 km North of Amman, Jordan, on July 20, 2019. EPA

Nancy Ajram will perform an Eid Al Adha concert in Dubai.

The Lebanese super-star singer will perform in the Dubai World Trade Centre on Thursday, August 15. Tickets begin from Dh95 from Platinum List.

Although a regular performer in the UAE, Ajram always attracts a large crowd to her gigs. With a near three-decade career, the 35-year-old remains one of the biggest names in the Arabic music industry with over 30 million albums sold and massive pan-Arab hits including Akhasmak Ah and Ya Salaam.

Ajram is also a mentor on the first two seasons of The Arab Voice Kids, which is due to return on the Dubai based broadcaster MBC in the first quarter of next year.

Ajram’s Dubai show comes on the back of an already momentous year for the singer.

In February, she gave birth to her third child Lya. Announcing the news to her 19 million Instagram followers, she said: "My beautiful Lya, I can't wait for us to walk together your journey and promise to be there for you at all times."

As per her tradition, she followed this up by dropping the song, Lya, dedicated to the newborn. Ajram previously released songs dedicated to her children shortly after their birth - Ya Rabi Tekbar Mila and Hadri Laabek.

Ajram discussed her baby in public again in July; however, it was for the wrong reasons. The singer took to her social media accounts to vent her frustration over Beirut Airport's immigration queues. "I'm not talking as an artist, but as a Lebanese citizen," she wrote as a caption to a video showing herself and her daughter waiting in a long line.

"My daughter is five months old, and has been on my shoulder crying for an hour. We've been waiting since early morning at my country's airport. And there are a lot of other women like me.”

She followed this up with another tweet, where she wrote, "In many countries around the world, pregnant women and infants have exceptions [at airports], but not here."

Last month, Ajram achieved another career milestone by performing her first concert in Saudi Arabia. The sold out affair on June 13 was part of the inaugural Jeddah Season festival, which also featured gigs by fellow regional music giants Amr Diab and Ahlam.

Updated: July 25, 2019 03:34 PM

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