Faia Younan performs during a concert. Instagram photo
Faia will be performing on the same night as international favourite John Legend, which will bring the hugely successful 25th edition of DSF to a resounding close.
Riding on the wave of success of “A Sea Between Us,” Faia’s debut album, the singer is becoming hugely popular with both Arabic and Western audiences, reflecting her childhood growing up in Aleppo before moving to Sweden with her family at the age of 11 and relocating to Scotland to study at Glasgow University.
She shot to fame after a music video she created with her sister went viral, catapulting her international recognition and turning singing into a full-time career.
She has become known as the first Middle Eastern artist ever to crowdfund her debut single.
Faia’s crowdfunding efforts to support the launch of her song “Ohebbou Yadayka” (I Love Your Hands) saw her enter the Guinness World Records as the first Middle Eastern artist to crowdfund a debut song, making her the first female artist from the Arab World to enter the coveted Guinness World Record Book.
A blockbuster weekend of concerts has already been announced to celebrate the closing weekend of DSF.
On Jan.30, Rashed Al Majid and Majid Al Mohandis will wow the audiences, while Jan.31 will see international musical superstar John Legend perform live for adoring fans.
The performances on both nights will set the Coca-Cola Arena alight, with tickets for each concert available from just Dhs195 on the Dubai Calendar App and Coca-Cola Arena website www.coca-cola-arena.com.
John Legend Live in Dubai for the DSF Closing Celebrations is expected to be a sell-out gig and fans are advised to act fast in order to snap up tickets to what are sure to be two of the best concerts of 2020.
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Nuria Iturrios from Spain joined a rare band of back-to-back Ladies European Tour winners by claiming the inaugural OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic, the world’s first ever professional day-night golf tournament, just five days after winning the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.
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World-renowned life coach Tony Robbins will take the stage alongside internationally-acclaimed motivational speakers Nick Vujicic and Prince EA as well as singer and best-selling author Alicia Keys at the10-hour motivational mega event.
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The Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship was presented to Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi from Thrissur (Kerala), working on farming practices through animal science, ecology and molecular studies.
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