The Six: Get laughing with these Middle Eastern comedians set to perform in Dubai

Performances are part of the “Menna W Fina” show. (Shutterstock)
Updated 06 November 2018
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The Six: Get laughing with these Middle Eastern comedians set to perform in Dubai

  • Performances will happen in Dubai’s Music Hall at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel on Nov. 10

Eight comedians from across the region are set to perform in Dubai’s Music Hall at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel on Nov. 10 during the “Menna W Fina” show. Here are six of the hilarious stars.

Ali Sultan

The US-Yemeni comedian shot to fame when Kevin Hart handpicked him to perform on Comedy Central’s “Hart of The City.”

Rajae Qawas

This funnyman hails from Jordan and is no stranger to performing in the UAE, having taken his act to the stage in Abu Dhabi as part of the Arab Comedy Festival in 2016.

Mina Liccione

Liccione is a comedian from New York. She has been seen on Broadway in “STOMP” and “Sweet Charity” and even performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Bader Saleh

Saudi comedian Bader Saleh was unveiled as the face of a series of adverts by Emirates Airline in February and is one of the best-known names on the GCC’s comedy circuit.

Nour Hadidi

The Toronto-based comedian was picked as one of four comedians to watch in 2016 by the Toronto Star and made her Canadian television debut at the CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival  in July 2017.

Ammar Daba

Syrian comedian Ammar Daba is a Dubai-based comedian who is sure to get the crowd laughing with his signature brand of humor.


The Six: Female rappers from the Middle East who are changing the game

Updated 18 November 2018
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The Six: Female rappers from the Middle East who are changing the game

DUBAI: These women are changing the face of rap in the Middle East with their bold lyrics and powerful prose.

Soultana

This Moroccan female rapper champions women’s rights and uses bold lyrics to tackle social issues. True to her feisty form, Soultana’s hit “Sawt Nissa” addresses sexual harassment in her home country.

Shadia Mansour

The British-Palestinian rapper uses hip-hop to highlight the Palestinian struggle. Mansour sees music as a medium for expressing dissent.

Mayam Mahmoud

The Egyptian rapper, who has been featured on CNN and the BBC for her efforts to advance women’s rights and combat sexual harassment, is making a name for herself on the rap scene.

Meryem Saci

The music of the Montreal-based songwriter of Algerian origin ranges from soulful R&B and jazz to reggae and hip-hop. Saci’s mixtape, “On My Way,” is a testament to her eclectic sound.

Malikah

The self-proclaimed “Queen of Arabic hip-hop” has established herself as one of the most important musicians in Lebanon and beyond with hard-hitting lyrics. She even opened the show for Snoop Dog in Abu Dhabi in 2011.