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How to See Singer Layla Kardan Celebrate The Dubai Mall’s 10-Year Anniversary

Layla Kardan

Layla Kardan

She just unleashed her debut album Saved this week, and now Layla Kardan is taking to our custom-created stage at The Dubai Mall to belt out some of her newest hits, including Closer, Goddess, and All the Beauty. The performance on November 18 forms part of Vogue Loves Fashion Avenue, our 10-day, interactive celebration commemorating the 10th anniversary of The Dubai Mall.

The UAE-based artist’s special performance arrives hot on the heels of a recent collaboration with Christian Louboutin on a range of boots and pumps, which can be seen in her emotionally charged music video for Closer. Citing the likes of Sade, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Nina Simone as musical influences, the singer has made a name for herself in the region for her soothing, buttery vocals and empowering messages of being a Middle Eastern woman and breaking free from traditions and expectations. Indeed, it’s a journey Kardan has personally experienced after leaving her comfortable, corporate strategist job over a year ago to pursue a singing career – however, it wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision.

Kardan discovered her passion for music and singing from a very young age. Fast-forward to today, and the Belgium-born crooner has already released an EP album, collaborated with renowned songwriter Adam Baptiste, and performed on major stages such as the Emirates Airline Jazz Festival, Art Dubai, and the Dubai International Film Festival. It’s only a matter of time before Kardan’s rise goes stratospheric, so we suggest inking the date for the can’t-miss performance into your little black book now.

A Special Performance from Layla Kardan will begin at 7pm on November 18, at the Vogue Loves Fashion Avenue main stage at The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. Spaces are limited and on a “first come, first served” basis. For more information about Vogue Loves Fashion Avenue, including a list of exclusive talks with celebrities and style icons, masterclasses from industry experts, and live performances, click here

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