Maya Diab's Dubai Valentine’s Day concert postponed due to the Turkey-Syria earthquake

The Lebanese pop star was due to perform at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR

Maya Diab will not be performing at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR on Valentine's Day. Photo: Katch This
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Lebanese pop star Maya Diab's February concert in Dubai has been postponed.

The singer was due to headline an intimate live performance at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR on Valentine's Day, however the concert has been postponed following the February 6 earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Rixos Hotels is a Turkish hotel chain, owned by French hospitality company Accor. Organisers are yet to announce a new date for the show, but ask attendees to check the hotel's website and social media "for more information on the status of the concert".

"We hope that you will understand our position and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by this postponement," organisers said. "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy."

The former member of the Lebanese girl group The 4 Cats has had a number of breakthrough hits as a solo artist, including, Habibi, Sawa Hiya Di Donia, Yaba Yaba and Ahlan wa Sahlan. She has also appeared in Lebanese-Canadian artist Massari’s song Ya Nour El Ein, which featured rapper French Montana. Her single Diali, released in October last year, has more than six million views on YouTube.

Diab is known for her fun, upbeat, engaging style that takes cues from contemporary western pop music, but with distinct Arabic sounds. What sets her apart from many of her contemporaries is her interest in releasing singles in different Arabic dialects.

While it is common for many pop stars to sing in Egyptian or Lebanese, Diab also sings in Moroccan and Algerian dialects. Her music videos and performances are characterised by their over-the-top styling and imagery and exotic locations.

Diab also has a large fanbase on social media with more than 11 million followers on Instagram and more than two million likes on TikTok, where she shares clips from her music videos and behind the scene shots from and fashion fittings.

Updated: February 08, 2023, 9:47 AM