Abu Dhabi, Dec 1: The General Entertainment Authority celebrated the 46th National Day of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by organizing the first female concert in Saudi Arabia hosting renowned GCC artist, Balqees.
The concert, held Wednesday at the Hilton in Jeddah, was attended by about 2,000 of Balqees’s female fans who enjoyed her spectacular performance. Balqees belted out a wide range of her hit songs, in addition to the UAE national anthem.
The audience expressed their gratitude and delight with these unique concerts that are taking place for the first time in Saudi Arabia. They also praised GEA’s efforts in organizing such amazing events and concerts, which are taking the entertainment industry in the Kingdom to a whole new level and strengthening the Kingdom’s position on the global entertainment map.
Balqees is a Yemeni singer. She came from an artistic family as her father Ahmed Fathi was a well-known Yemeni musician and her mother is from United Arab Emirates. She began early in music learning to play instruments and singing.
Saudi Arabia has been taking its entertainment program very seriously ... and it looks like December is going to be one busy month for the Kingdom.
The GEA announced that American rapper Nelly and Algerian singer Cheb Khaled are scheduled to perform in Jeddah on Dec. 14, in what is being described as the largest concert to date.
The entertainment authority partnered with MBC Action to make this event a reality for music fans in the kingdom ... male fans to be more specific.
“For the first time in the history of the Kingdom, international music stars will perform,” the announcement read.
First female concert in Saudi: Balqees steals the show