DUBAI: Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer — the man behind the memorable scores of iconic films such as “The Lion King,” “Gladiator,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “The Dark Knight” trilogy, and most recently “Dune” — is set for his debut performance in the Middle East next year at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Jan. 27.
Zimmer's live show in the UAE is part of the Dubai Presents marketing campaign series, launched by the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), and will be one of the closing performances of the Dubai Shopping Festival, which will take place across the city from mid-December 2022 to Jan. 29, 2023.
The German composer will take to the stage along with a large orchestra and the Hans Zimmer Ensemble of musicians and dancers.
“I am delighted that Dubai is the first city in the Middle East to host Hans Zimmer Live, a city that has cemented its position as one of the world's most exciting, sophisticated and diverse cities with more than 200 nationalities, which is a unique opportunity for me to address a multicultural audience in the language of world music,” said Zimmer in a statement. “We look forward to putting our show forward in this magnificent city, and inviting its residents to an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment.”
As of 2022, Zimmer has received 12 Academy Award nominations for his work, with two wins; the first being at the 67th Academy Awards for the 1994 Disney film “The Lion King” and the second being for the 2021 film “Dune,” which was partly shot in Abu Dhabi, at the 94th Academy Awards.