YASALAM’S BEATS ON THE BEACH WRAPS UP IN TRUE INTERNATIONAL STYLE
The Yasalam 2011 program concludes tonight on Yas Island with Paul McCartney performing at the Yas Arena
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 13 November, 2011: Tunisian superstar Saber Al Robai wrapped up an incredible four-night musical extravaganza, which saw people groove to the beat of some of the world’s most popular local, regional, and international artists on the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
The final night of the Yasalam beach party, Beats on the Beach, saw local group Desert Heat, North African beauty Hasna Zalagh, local rockers Juliana Down, UK rising star Eliza Doolittle, as well as Saber Al Robai create a magical and memorable night, as the free concert series concluded for another season.
On Wednesday night Beats on the Beach saw alternative rock band, The Flaming Trees, Danny Band, Korean pop sensation Seo In-Young, Hicham El Hajj, and Wyclef Jean rock the Abu Dhabi shores.
The beach party continued on Thursday night, when the Middle East’s best-selling female recording artist Najwa Karam attracted one of the most vocal crowds. Local band Dahab opened the night while Ayman Zbib, regarded as a ‘true pearl in the Arab world’, serenaded his adoring fans with his powerful and poetic love songs. Korean girl-group Nine Muses performed some of their favorite Asian hits before Jay Z’s protégé, J-Cole, lit up the stage, belting out hits off his debut album A Cole World: The Sideline Story.
Friday night drew one of the biggest crowds of the event; fans were unable to control their enthusiasm when British-Indian pop sensation Jay Sean got ‘down’ and made sure Abu Dhabi partied like it was the end of the world. Local band The Recipe hit the beats stage first followed by the magnificent Emirati beauty Aryam. Example and Fatboy Slim kept partygoers dancing late into the night.
Beats on the Beach is the last event held under Yasalam’s Live on the Corniche banner. The Yasalam program concludes in style tonight with one of the world’s most popular musicians, Paul McCartney, preparing to rock the Yas Arena. The Yasalam after-race concerts are exclusively for 2011 F1™ Etihad Airways Dhabi Grand Prix ticket holders.
For more information about Yasalam 2011, visit www.yasalam.ae
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Yasalam was created by Abu Dhabi for residents and visitors to enjoy. It is a unique concept rooted in the cultural fabric, tastes and interests of the UAE appealing to all ages and backgrounds. With parades, simulators, parties, concerts, open-air cinema, art displays and much more, Yasalam means a whole heap of fun and entertainment in Abu Dhabi.
Each year Yasalam promises to be bigger, with more surprises and of course the big names performing on Yas Island. Yasalam events bring together a stellar line up of celebrated local, Arab and international artists performing for tens of thousands at Abu Dhabi Corniche for ‘Beats on the Beach’. Yasalam Live on Yas Island and Live on the Corniche attracts an audience of over half a million every year, from Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the region and internationally. The festival also integrates Abu Dhabi educational and community initiatives with festivities and entertainment throughout the Capital. Yasalam has the support of the government, the business community, the entertainment industry, after-race stakeholders and the people of Abu Dhabi.