Dubai Opera to host hologram concert of Egyptian star Umm Kulthum

A 20-piece live orchestra will accompany Kulthum’s concerts. (AFP)
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Updated 26 December 2019

Dubai Opera to host hologram concert of Egyptian star Umm Kulthum

DUBAI: Although more than four decades have passed since Umm Kulthum died at her Cairo home, the Egyptian actress and singer will appear on stage at Dubai Opera on Thursday and Friday in a hologram live performance.

The shows means fans have another chance to see her on stage, with her first hologram concert having taken place in Saudi Arabia in January this year at the Winter in Tantora festival in Al-Ula. 




Kulthum was one of the greatest performers ever to emerge from the Arab world. (AFP)

Dubai Opera said that her granddaughter and “Arabs Got Talent” contestant Sana’a Nabil would also perform.

Kulthum was one of the greatest performers ever to emerge from the Arab world and was known as the “Star of the Orient” and the grand dame of Arab singing. 




Umm Kulthum was known as the “Star of the Orient” and the grand dame of Arab singing. (AFP)

Her 40-year career included starring in musical films during the golden age of Egyptian cinema, and her monthly concerts broadcast from Cairo attracted huge audiences.

A 20-piece live orchestra will accompany Kulthum’s concerts.


Dubai designer unveils opulent wedding dress that ‘takes a village’ to transport

Cinco has dressed A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood and Ellie Goulding. (Getty)
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Dubai designer unveils opulent wedding dress that ‘takes a village’ to transport

DUBAI: Dubai-based fashion designer Michael Cinco took to Instagram to share his latest three-meter-long wedding gown, which according to his account, “takes a village just to transport.”

The crystallized wedding gown has a train of intricate petal layers with around 200,000 Swarovski crystals and was created for an Abu Dhabi-based bride. “The bride specifically asked me to create her dream wedding — a 50’s inspired Dior gown...So I made her dream wedding gown with a couture M5 touch on it,” the Filipino designer wrote on his Instagram account.

Cinco has dressed A-list celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and many more.