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Assala Nasri to Perform at the UAE’s Newest Concert Venue

Assala Nasri photographed by Hassan Hajjaj 

One of the newest venues in the UAE, Khorfakkan Amphitheatre, is set to host performances by Syrian artist Assala Nasri and Kuwaiti singer Abdullah Al Rowaished on October 29. As part of Let’s Khorfakkan, the amphitheater’s open-air entertainment initiative this winter, the venue will be hosting a series of concerts to promote the town as a cultural center for tourism. Both Nasri and Al Rowaished will sing throwbacks that take the audience on a nostalgic journey of key hits that have shaped the region’s musical identity over the course of the past 30 years.


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Loved across the Arab world for her powerhouse vocals, Nasri has long been headlining UAE cultural events and was the first artist to take the stage at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena, alongside Emirati singer Hussain Al Jasmi. Al Rowaished, who is also known as the Ambassador of the Gulf Song, will enchant the stage with his highly-admired Khaleeji hits, which also lead his 2019 concert in Al Majaz, Sharjah to sell out. Also performing at the venue is Nawal El Kuwaitia, who will take the stage on November 18,  followed by Iraqi-Saudi artist Majid Al Mohandis, and Saudi singer Dalia Mubarak, on January 14.

Khorfakkan Amphitheatre. Photo: WAM

Located on the east coast of the UAE along the Gulf of Oman, Khorfakkan Amphitheatre was inaugurated in 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The semi-circular venue can accommodate about 3,600 individuals, and comes with a stone façade featuring 234 arches and 295 columns, reflecting the mountain-neighboring lifestyle in the town. Distinguished as an amphitheater that can be utilized all year long with a powerful cooling system, this venue will host several events during the summer as well. Elsewhere in Khorfakkan, old souks and markets have also been restored to illustrate the town’s urban heritage.

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