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Amr Diab Celebrates Qatar’s World Cup with Fans in Live Concert

Amr Diab Celebrates Qatar’s World Cup with Fans in Live Concert

Sunday, 27 November, 2022 - 07:45
View of the main ticket center for Qatar's FIFA football World Cup, with a mural of its mascot "La'eeb", in the capital Doha on October 16, 2022. Credit: Giuseppe Cacace / AFP

Egyptian star Amr Diab performed a huge concert in Qatar’s Lusail Shooting Complex, on the sidelines of the World Cup that runs until December 18.

The concert was attended by a big number of Egyptians and Arabs, including Saudis, Tunisians, and Moroccans, who came to Qatar to attend the world cup.

Amr Diab took the stage with his song “Ya Ana Ya Laa”, and performed other popular hits including “Amarein”, “Leily Nhari”, and “Tamalli Maak”.

The Egyptian singer congratulated the Saudi fans attending his concert on the historic triumph of their national football team against Argentina (2-0), wishing them more victory in their games against Poland and Mexico.

Diab has also congratulated Saudi Arabia on Twitter, writing “Congratulation to the heroes of Saudi Arabia,” and shared a photo featuring some on the team’s best players including Mohammed Alowais and Salem Aldawsari.

During the game, Amr Diab took a picture with FIFA executives including Hany Abo Rida, member of the FIFA Council and former president of Egyptian Football Association, Fatma Samoura, secretary-general of FIFA, and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, president of Qatar Football Association.

Diab has recently recorded his new songs which will be released in early 2023. Poet and composer Ayman Bahgat Kamar told Asharq Al-Awsat that he will be collaborating with Amr Diab and composers Walid Saad and Aziz al-Safei in three new songs.

Amr Diab is also set to take part in the MDLBEAST Festival in Riyadh on December 2, with Salvatore Ganacci, a Bosnian-Swedish D.J. and CD producer. The festival will also host other Arab artists including Saudi Rabeh Sager, Egyptian Mohamed Hamaki and Mohammed Ramadan, as well as Nancy Ajram and Miriam Fares from Lebanon.

Amr Diab recently visited the Merwas Studios in Saudi Arabia, and met with Adviser Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of General Authority for Entertainment.

Nada Al-Tuwaijri, CEO of Merwas, revealed some details about the meeting, noting that “the Egyptian star promised her to record the songs of his new album in Merwas Studios.”

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