Dubai Opera Announces Umm Kulthum Tribute Concert

Jan 09,2019

Dubai Opera has just announced a tribute concert to one of the greatest singers from the Arab world, Umm Kulthum, also known as " Kawkab Al Sharq” or “Star of the Orient” had mesmerized audiences for over 50 years with her unparalleled voice and raw emotional power and her legacy continues to have a great influence to this day.

The concert will be held on February 16th, celebrating the life of legendary Egyptian icon and will performed by Tunisian singer songwriter, Ghalia Benali, the show will take audiences on a captivating musical journey with beloved timeless classics such as “Al Atlal”, “Alf Leila w Leila” and more.

Singer songwriter Ghalia Benali started her artistic career in 1992, blending different types of music, connecting different cultures; reviving the old and rooting the new are a natural outcome of mixing the two extremes she lived through. Born in Brussels and raised in South Tunisia, her music has been noted for its attribution to multiple genres and defining contemporary Arabic music.

Benali was rated among the 1st Ten "Most Fondly Remembered Live Performances of 2013'' by The New York Times and she also received the "World of Music Award" for the best world music song from The British Independent Organization in 2008.

“Ghalia Benali is a fantastic singer-songwriter. Her brilliant body of work celebrates the cultural riches of the Arab world including one of its brightest ever stars, the legendary Umm Kulthum and I am delighted Dubai audiences will be able to hear her perform live with us this February.”, said Jasper Hope, Chief Executive of Dubai Opera.

Tickets are on sale via, or any Virgin Megastore in the UAE with prices starting AED195. An early bird offer of 20% off two seating categories will also be available until 22 January.

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