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Popularly known as "Iraq's Ambassador to the World" and the "Caesar of Arabic Song", Kadim Al Sahir is one of the most soulful and romantic singers in the world of classical and Arabic pop music. Catch him in his debut performance live at the Dubai Opera for a limited time this December!

Why Watch Kadim Al Sahir

Iraqi singer, songwriter and composer Kadim Al Sahir is an extremely celebrated name in the Arabic classical and pop music world. With a successful musical career spanning three decades and having sold over 100 million albums in that time, Al Sahir has cemented his position as the most successful singer in the Arab world. His most famous song is Ana Wa Laila (Me and Laila) was voted sixth of the ten most popular songs in the world, according to a 2003 international poll conducted by the BBC. A performer par excellence, he's well-known for his increasingly political work, but it is his romantic ballads that will tug at your heartstrings.

The Show

Kadim Al Sahir's debut performance at the Dubai Opera is sure to be a magical night. Consisting of a repertoire of his timeless classics, Al Sahir will be accompanied by his orchestra of 20-30 musicians. Instruments include the oud (that Al Sahir can play too), nay, qanun, Arabic percussion, and a string section (violin, bass, and cello). Although some of his songs make use of electronic sounds, Al Sahir avoids using synthesizers to replicate acoustic instruments. His songs often include Iraqi melodies, rhythms and folk instruments.

Good for

Fans of Arabic pop | Lovers of World Music

Critics Reviews

Fans of his long, symphonic, sinuous songs of romantic love include two Grammy winners: Carlos Santana, who has arranged to meet Mr. Sahir after the Iraqi singer's Berkeley show next week, and the soprano Sarah Brightman, who sang a duet with him, ''The War Is Over,'' for her next album.
The New York Times

He's a heart-throb like no other there, with his ultra-romantic love songs and songs for peace. Some wag, inevitably perhaps, dubbed him "the weapon of mass seduction".
The Telegraph

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

20 & 21 December, 2018 8:00 PM

Approximately 2 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

Children below 2 years are not allowed inside the auditorium. Those under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Performed by
Kadim Al Sahir

Top Songs
"Ini Khayyartoki", "Zidini Ishqan", "Qooli Ohibbuka", "Ahibbini"

Additional Information

Available Facilities
Paid Parking at P2/P3 on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
Wheelchair accessible

Rules and Regulations
Latecomers will be allowed inside the hall only during a break.
The door of the auditorium will be closed 5 minutes before the show commences.
The use of any camera or recording devices is strictly prohibited inside the hall.

Getting There
Dubai Opera is located in Downtown Dubai.
By Metro: You can hop on to the Metro Tram and get off at the Burj Khalifa Station. A 20-minute walk from the station will lead you to the venue.
By Bus: If you decide to travel by bus, get off at the Dubai Mall Station and then walk to the venue.

Please note that valet parking is no longer available.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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How to Redeem Your Tickets

Your mobile tickets will be sent to you by email shortly. You may display your ticket on your mobile phone at the box office on the day of the experience.

It is highly recommended that you arrive early and settle down before the show begins.


The ticket is valid only for the same day and same time you have opted for.

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