Fans of Amr Diab, the Guinness World Record holder for his soul rendering music, had a musical extravaganza when their favourite singer transcended them on a journey comprising a medley of his songs and made them tap to his tunes last Thursday.
The seven-times winner of World Music Awards and five-times winner of Platinum Records rendered all his class numbers to the people who crooned and wanted more at the Dunes Beach Club of Jebel Sifah, a hospitality project of Oman Tourism Development Company OMRAN and Orascom Development Holding, thanks to the Venture Lifestyle, organiser of the event.
Known as the ‘King of Arab Pop’, Amr Diab is a best-selling Egyptian singer who has created his own style of music, a blend of Western and Egyptian rhythms. His 1996 signature song “Nour El Ain” gained the groundbreaking artist recognition inside and outside the Arab world. A report published by the BBC suggests that he has ruled the Arab music world, specially Egypt and the Middle East, since the mid 80s, continually breaking sales records. Adding a rare recognition, his songs have been translated to more than seven different languages.
Amr Diab, who is considered to be the founder of Mediterranean Music and earned international recognition throughout his career including six African Music Awards, went on to heed to his fans in Oman comprising people of various nationalities and age groups, and went on to sing Noor al Ain, Lealy Nahary, Aks Baad, Tamally Ma'ak, Alby Etmannah, Qusad Einy, Al Leila, Ne'oul Aih, and Amarain, among other top of the charts.
“Situated between the sea of Oman and Al Hajar Mountains, what better location to hold a performance by the world-famous Amr Diab than at Jebel Sifah," said Karim Boushra, Area Destinations Director at Muriya, adding, “The Dunes Beach Club, one of the newest hotspots at Jebel Sifah has been serving up not just the finest food but also the finest entertainment including a stellar line-up that so far consisted of DJ Rodge and Tamer Hosny to name a few.”