The Ultra Abu Dhabi lineup is here

Ultra Abu Dhabi has just announced its lineup for the upcoming two-day festival. AFP
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Updated 10 December 2019

The Ultra Abu Dhabi lineup is here

  • Back in October, it was announced that the global electronic music festival Ultra will be making its way to the UAE for the very first time
  • The lineup for the two-day music festival has just been announced, and it's not one to miss

DUBAI: Back in October, it was announced that the global electronic music festival Ultra will be making its way to the UAE for the very first time. Taking place in Abu Dhabi next year on Mar. 5 and 6, the Miami-based music festival has just announced its lineup, and it's not one to miss.

Organized in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism, Ultra Abu Dhabi is bringing together some of electronic music’s biggest names for the two-day event. Taking the stage of the du Arena will be Dutch DJ Afrojack, electronic dance music trio Major Lazer and celebrity-favorite producer Zedd.

Other international names set to perform include French-Algerian DJ Snake, The Return of Dash Berlin, Seth Troxler and Eric Prydz, among others.

The internationally-acclaimed music festival is part of Abu Dhabi Music Week, a two-week entertainment event taking place in the capital from Mar. 1 to 14. 

Founded in Miami in 1999, the globe-trotting Ultra Music Festival has held events around the world, previously making stops at Mexico, Singapore, Brazil, South Korea and South Africa.


 


Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

Updated 12 August 2020

Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

  • The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days
  • Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone"

CAIRO: Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea died on Wednesday at the age of 77 after a short illness.
The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days before he died in hospital, Egyptian newspapers said. 
Egyptian Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone in Egyptian theatrical performance,” Al-Akhbar El-Youm newspaper reported.
Abdel Dayem said that throughout his career he succeeded in performing complex characters and produced a group of immortal works.
The actor, theater director and professor was the dean of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Cairo.  
He reportedly married nine times, among them his marriage to Egyptian actor Nada Bassiouny.
Born in 1943, in Assiut region, Upper Egypt, Shafea lived in a village for eight years before moving to Cairo with his father.
His love for acting was met with objection from his father, who was a scholar at Al-Azhar Islamic Institute.
Shafea took part in almost 30 films and played a number of roles in many television series, the most prominent of which are “Omar bin Abdul Aziz”, “Haroun Al-Rasheed”, “Bab Al-Khalq”, “Hadret Al Motaham Aby”, and during last Ramadan he participated in “Layalina 80”.