SOUQ AND F&B ZONE

Rabeh Sager

Superstar singer Rabeh Saqr, (also known as Rabeh Saqer or Abu Sager), from Saudi Arabia, has been a professional singer for more than four decades. He is often remembered for one of his biggest hits ‘Sahratna Al Laila’. He has released numerous albums which contain many other famous songs such as ‘Ya Nasiem Alail’, ‘Biscat’, ‘Sabrien’, ‘Asli’, ‘Tashki’, ‘Al Mahabamin Allah’, ‘Wa Fakarta Aghiezuk’, ‘Khali Mashair’, ‘Tahut Ainukbe Ain Al Shams’, ‘Ahibak’, and ‘Kazbaba Baida’. He recently released a new album, produced by Rotana, which contains a collection of some of his most beautiful songs.

He has performed in several concerts across the Arab world and in European countries, and composed songs for Gulf singers such as Nabeel Shuail, Abdullah Al Roushid, Rashed Al Majed, and Abdul Majeed Abdullah, and Nadal, for whom Saqr wrote one of her most successful songs, ‘Tadri Wala ma Tdri’.

Nicky Romero

Nicky Romero is a Dutch international headliner DJ, who has progressed from being a young musical prodigy to one of the most influential artists of his time. He is a DJ, producer and music mogul with his own label that is at the forefront of modern electronic dance music.

His iconic hits “Toulouse” and “I Could Be the One (vs.Avicii)”, have amassed more than 185 million streams on Spotify alone. His CV boasts an impressive and lengthy discography of originals, remixes, edits and co-productions, which show his ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of electronic music. Romero’s skill as a producer led him to co-produce legendary artists, such as Rihanna’s hit ‘Right Now’ and Britney Spears’ ‘It Should Be Easy’. Recently, Romero has collaborated with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Afrojack, David Guetta, and Taio Cruz, and has a number of exciting new projects with Protocol Studios, his own label.

Miami Band

Miami Band have attracted listeners, both young and old, with the beauty of their voices. The band fully understand what the audience wants to hear, hence adapts the old classics to the modern era, mixing in wonderful performances of several well-known songs.

Boom Diwan

Through working with Kuwaiti bahri groups, Boom Diwan’s goal is to revive the country’s traditional music. By thinking creatively, critically and openly, they have breathed life back into the rich tradition of music-making that is an essential part of Kuwaiti culture. From the pearling season to merchant trade season, Kuwaiti music was constantly evolving by virtue of this change. Boom Diwan is a world jazz ensemble that is heavily inspired by Kuwaiti seafaring music, as well as the African-inspired Lewa, Tamboura, and Sawahili rhythms. Improvisation and dialogue are at the heart of the group’s performances.

Flipperachi and Daffy

Flipperachi and Daffy are a hip hop duo that have taken the region by storm. They are best known for bringing a new style of music to the scene, fusing Khaleeji and hip hop music in a novel way. Behind their hits and signature sound is music producer DJ Outlaw, one of the region’s pioneering hip hop artists who has been in the music industry for more than 20 years. Over the past couple of years, Outlaw Productions’ artists Daffy (Kuwaiti) and Flipperachi (Bahraini) have released various collaborations, most notably a collaborative album titled ‘9ARAT’. The album, which includes the hit singles “Samboosa” and “EE LAA”, shot to the number one spot on the iTunes MENA charts upon its release.

Dany Neville

Dany Neville is an award-winning DJ and music producer who was born and raised in the UAE. He has performed in the entertainment capitals of the world, as well as the leading venues of his home country. He has collaborated with some of world’s most respected musicians and packed out the region’s biggest venues. His career began with a passion and determination to introduce a healthy and thriving entertainment industry in the UAE. In the summer of 2000, Neville started his flagship radio show on Radio One, making him the voice of the first urban radio program in the UAE, as well as the youngest on-air personality in the region. Sixteen years later, Neville turned a new page by joining Virgin Radio Dubai.

To Zayed Salam

This powerful cine-concert is a tribute to the UAE’s founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It is an immersive visual and sensory experience combining an evening of live music with an exclusive film screening, taking place at Mother of the Nation Festival on March 23 at 8:30pm on the Main Stage.