Looking back at the jaw-dropping weddings of the decade

Rym Saidi walked down the aisle in a Cinderella-like gown by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika. (Instagram)
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Updated 25 December 2019

Looking back at the jaw-dropping weddings of the decade

As the decade draws to a close, we look back at some of the Arab world's most talked about nuptials.

Dana Wolley

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Congrats to our sweetest couple #Doonieandsamer @doooonie

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The influencer’s sparkling wedding gown by Esposa Prive made headlines across the region due to its thousands of Swarovski stones. She married Samer Zayat on July 25, 2016. 

Amy Samir Ghanem

After years of rumors, Egyptian actors Amy Samir Ghanem and Hassan El-Raddad tied the knot on Nov. 4, 2016, in El-Gouna, Egypt. 

Balqees Fathi

Emirati-Yemeni singer Balqees Fathi tied the knot with Saudi businessman Sultan Bin Abdullatif on Dec. 29, 2016, at the Armani Hotel in the Burj Khalifa, Dubai. The star wore a glittering wedding dress by designer Tima Abid. 

Rym Saidi

The Tunisian actress and model married Lebanese television presenter Wissam Breidy on July 10, 2017. Saidi walked down the aisle in a Cinderella-like gown by Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika. 

Andrea Wazen

Not only was Andrea Wazen’s wedding a striking fairytale, but the Lebanese footwear designer also created her own wedding shoes. She married Anthony Zaatar on Oct. 20, 2018. 

Elie Saab Jr. 

In July 2019, social media was abuzz with news of Lebanon’s wedding of the year as Elie Saab Jr. and Christina Mourad tied the knot. 

Amal Clooney

Hollywood actor George Clooney offically bid adieu to his bachelor days in September 2014 when he married Lebanese barrister Amal Clooney (nee Alamuddin) in Venice.

Sabine Ghanem

The Lebanese-Egyptian jewelry designer Sabine Ghanem tied the knot with billionaire heir Joseph Getty at Castello Odescalchi in Rome in 2015 among guests that included Princess Beatrice.

 

 


Saudi radio star Big Hass teams up with Dubai Media City to shine a light on regional talent

Updated 26 September 2020

Saudi radio star Big Hass teams up with Dubai Media City to shine a light on regional talent

DUBAI: Regional music personality and radio host Hass “Big Hass” Dennaoui has teamed up with Dubai Media City (DMC) to launch a new live show dedicated to shining a light on the Gulf’s promising music talents.

Titled “DMC Amplify,” the first episode of the digital show will premiere on Oct. 2. Big Hass will be joined in the first session by up-and-coming Saudi rapper Molham, who will set the stage for a string of local artists, musicians and poets who will sit down with the radio host for hard-hitting talks and performances that will be streamed live via Facebook and YouTube.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"أكثر شيء أحبه لما تنادي اسمي"

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“We all have a duty to support and amplify the noise around local artists and that’s why our collaboration is so important,” said Big Hass in a statement. “This exciting new series will bring together amazing people with real stories to share about their struggles and successes. I can’t wait to get started.” 

Echoing his statement, Majed Al-Suwaidi, managing director of Dubai Media City, added: “Shining a light on promising new artists breaking through the region’s multibillion-dollar creative industry is something that everyone in our community cares strongly about. For close to two decades, we’ve endeavoured to showcase emerging talent and provide a platform for them to reach a bigger audience through an action-packed roster of annual events. DMC Amplify is a natural extension of this and we’re delighted to see it take flight.”