Six Mawazine Festival headliners worth the flight to Morocco

Bruno Mars is set to entertain fans in Morocco. (Getty Images)
Updated 02 June 2018

Six Mawazine Festival headliners worth the flight to Morocco

DUBAI: The 17th edition of Morocco’s Mawazine Festival is set to run from June 22-30 and will see a host of international stars take to the stage in Rabat. With around 79 performers taking part, there is sure to be something for everyone.
The Weeknd
The Canadian crooner and four-time Grammy winner, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, will take to the stage on Friday June 29 and will most likely perform some of his latest tracks, including “Call Out My Name” and “Pray For Me.”
French Montana
Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is famous for more than just having dated Khloe Kardashian and the hit maker behind catchy tune “Unforgettable” is heading back to his home country for a June 23 performance.
Bruno Mars
The American singer-songwriter will prove he’s too hot (hot damn) for the streets of Rabat in a June 27 concert that will no doubt have fans of all ages singing and dancing along to his infectious tunes, including “Uptown Funk” and “24K Magic.”
The Chainsmokers
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart together make up the EDM-pop duo The Chainsmokers and while you may love to hate them, you cannot deny they are masters of creating stick-in-your-head tunes. The pair will get the crowd going in a June 26 performance.
Jamiroquai
The 1990s British funk band just came back from a seven-year hiatus and will provide concert-goers with a serious sense of nostalgia in a June 24 performance. With more than 35 million albums sold worldwide, Jay Kay, aka Jamiroquai, and his band are behind hits such as “Space Cowboy” and “Cosmic Girl.”
Nancy Ajram
The queen of Arab pop is set to entertain fans in a June 28 concert and with more than 13 albums and 48 singles to her name, there is no doubt the show will be popular with fans of all ages.


Arab celebs call for pet protection in online campaign amid COVID-19 killings

Lebanese stars Elissa and Wael Kfoury took to Instagram to share pictures with their pets. (AFP)
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Arab celebs call for pet protection in online campaign amid COVID-19 killings

DUBAI: Celebrities in the Arab world are taking part in a social media campaign to raise awareness about pets not passing on coronavirus to their owners. 

Lebanese stars Elissa, Nawal El-Zoghbi, and Wael Kfoury took to Instagram to share pictures with their pets captioning them: “Pets give love not corona.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Even at home, you should stay active! I workout daily while lazy Star sits there to watch! #elissa

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Earlier this week, a number of Egyptian singers and actors also appeared in a video, which they shared on Instagram, to educate their followers about the issue. “Cats and dogs do not pass on coronavirus,” they repeatedly said in the video, quoting the World Health Organization. 

“Some people are getting rid of their cats and dogs and giving them away,” Reham Ayman, an Egyptian actress, said in the video. 

 

“Their life revolves around no one but you, do not throw them in the streets” actress Engy Wegdan added.