Louvre Abu Dhabi chosen as one of the seven urban wonders of the world

A shot of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. (AFP)
Updated 10 October 2018
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Louvre Abu Dhabi chosen as one of the seven urban wonders of the world

DUBAI: Hilton Hotel & Resorts teamed up with tech platform LikeWhere to unveil the Seven Urban Wonders of the World — a list based on crowdsourced information from influencers and travelers with a combined reach of more than 3.5 million.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

One of the largest museums in the region, this spectacular gallery opened its doors in November 2017.

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Tsukiji Fish Market – Tokyo

This huge fish market was a perfect spot for modern travelers until it permanently closed its doors in September.

(AFP)

Sydney Opera House — Sydney

One of the most photographed spots in Australia, the iconic Sydney Opera House is a famous music hall that is famous for its architecture.

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The Albertina Museum – Vienna

Set in a former Habsburg palace, this classical building now has a modern twist with striking extensions and great art and history exhibitions.

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Temple Street Night Markets – Hong Kong

The markets are one of the city’s most exciting spots, displaying everything from food to local craftmanship.

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The Bund – Shanghai

This mile-long stretch of waterfront features 52 historical structures. Known as the museum of buildings, it definitely is a view worth seeing.

(AFP)

Camden Market – London

Another market on the list, Camden has a rebellious vibe that appeals to travelers of all age groups.

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Myriam Fares apologizes to Egyptian fans after backlash

Lebanese pop superstar Myriam Fares has apologized to her Egyptian fans over comments she made at a press conference. (File: AFP)
Updated 24 June 2019
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Myriam Fares apologizes to Egyptian fans after backlash

DUBAI: Lebanese pop superstar Myriam Fares has apologized to her Egyptian fans over comments she made at a press conference for the Moroccan Mawazine Festival on Saturday.

In a press appearance before her gig at the music festival, the star was questioned by a journalist and asked why she doesn’t perform in Egypt as much as she used to.

“I will be honest with you,” she told the journalist, “I’ve grown over the years and so did the pay and my demands, so it became a bit heavy on Egypt.”

The comment triggered intense backlash on social media, with many offended Twitter users using the platform to vent.

Egyptian singer and actor Ahmed Fahmi, who starred alongside Fares in a 2014 TV show, He replied to her comments sarcastically, tweeting: “Now you are too much for Egypt. Learn from the stars of the Arab world. You will understand that you did the biggest mistake of your life with this statement.”

Then, Egyptian songwriter Amir Teima tweeted: “Most Lebanese megastars like Elissa, Nawal (El Zoghby), Nancy (Ajram), Ragheb (Alama), and the great Majida El-Roumi have performed in Egypt after the revolution. You and I both know they get paid more than you do. Don’t attack Egypt; if it’s not out of respect, do it out of wit.”

Now, Fares has replied to the comments and has blamed the misunderstanding on her Lebanese dialect, saying: “I always say in my interviews that although I started from Lebanon, I earned my stardom in Egypt. I feel sorry that my Lebanese dialect and short reply created chances for a misunderstanding.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She ended her Instagram apology by saying, “Long live Egypt.”