New big hitters announced for Expo 2020’s outdoor concert series at Jubilee Park

DUBAI, 22 November 2021 – Two of the Arab world’s biggest stars, singers Abdulla Al Ruwaished and Mohamed Hamaki, will take a bow on the Jubilee Stage as the latest Arab talent to join Expo 2020 Dubai’s stellar entertainment line-up.

Promising to deliver signature whimsical lyrics that have resulted in him being regarded as one of the Gulf’s most popular romantic crooners for decades, Al Ruwaished, who relies on his feelings to choose the words and the melodies of his music, will ensure audiences get into the Khaleeji groove on 24 November. Highlights from the veteran Kuwaiti singer’s repertoire include his enchanting ballad Tabi Taaref, which beautifully showcases the smooth tenor’s resonant voice.

During an impressive career spanning more than 40 years, Al Ruwaished, who started out at a drummer in 1974, has released more than 30 albums. In the early 1990s, Al Ruwaished relocated temporarily to Egypt, when Kuwait was invaded by Iraq, and he continued his music career in North Africa before returning to Kuwait at the end of the Gulf War.الزوار على موعد مع أشهر نجوم الخليج والوطن العربي

Abdulla Al Ruwaished said: When I was informed of my participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, I was very happy because the event is a perfect reflection of the diversity of cultures. It is important for Arab artists to participate in order to show the rest of the world our distinct culture.”

Egyptian singer, composer and poet Hamaki picks up the baton on 26 November. Wala Leila Min Layalik – which has been viewed 5.5 million times on YouTube – is guaranteed to make a splash in Jubilee Park.

Hamaki boasts 11.3 million followers on Instagram, plus a string of awards, including Best Middle Eastern Artist By MTV, BAMA; Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist by EMI; and 1st Tour N Cure Ambassador in The Middle East.

A former coach on The Voice and The Voice Kids, Hamaki also recently appeared in Fortnite’s first Soundwave Series, which features artists from around the world, for players to experience music in an interactive experience in-game.

Hamaki is excited to perform at Expo 2020 for the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity it provides and is looking forward to sharing his music with different nationalities from across the world.

Mohamed Hamaki said: “I will be conveying a message of inclusiveness on the Jubilee Stage; a message that is aligned with Expo 2020 Dubai. During all of my performances, I enjoy seeing the happiness and joy on everyone’s faces and to creating special memories that they will cherish.”

Both concerts take place at Jubilee Park on 24 November from 2200 GST. Entry is free for Expo 2020 ticket holders, but visitors are advised to arrive early.