Faia Younan to perform live in AlUla

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AlUla, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: As part of the AlUla Moments events calendar, Maraya is hosting a performance by singer Faia Younan on 19 November.

Gifted with sentimental voice, the young singer thrills millions of Arabs across the world with her modern music, poem-songs and classical-oriental pieces; which all-together has helped Faia shape a unique musical identity among her counterparts.

Over the past six years Faia released two albums named “A Sea Between Us” and “Tales of The Heart”. The singer was first known for her music hit ‘To Our Countries’ which went viral on YouTube in 2014 and inspired the 21-year-old-at-that-time to pursue a professional career in music.

Faia is known for being a strong performer on stage and had previously carried out successful concerts at the Middle East’s most renowned theaters including The Damascus Opera House, The Cairo Opra House, and the famous Roman amphitheaters of Tunisia and Jordan.

Besides her presence in regional festivals and concerts, Faia Younan participates in internationals festivals in Sweden, UK, Netherlands, Denmark and Canada.

Her first trip to AlUla, Faia is excited to be performing at Maraya.

Faia commented, ‘I am excited to perform in such an amazing venue and in such a beautiful landscape as the Ashar Valley. I believe the music that we will be performing will be enhanced by the surrounds of the desert and location. I have heard so much about AlUla, I very much look forward to visiting.’

The live music concert will be orchestrated by songwriter and composer, Rayan Al Habre.

About AlUla:

Located 1,100 km from Riyadh, in North-West Saudi Arabia, AlUla is a place of extraordinary natural and human heritage. The vast area, covering 22,561km², includes a lush oasis valley, towering sandstone mountains and ancient cultural heritage sites dating back thousands of years to when the Lihyan and Nabataean kingdoms reigned.

The most well-known and recognised site in AlUla is Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 52-hectare ancient city, Hegra was the principal southern city of the Nabataean Kingdom and is comprised of 111 well-preserved tombs, many with elaborate facades cut out of the sandstone outcrops surrounding the walled urban settlement.

Current research also suggests Hegra was the most southern outpost of the Roman Empire after the Roman’s conquered the Nabataeans in 106 CE.

In addition to Hegra, AlUla is also home to ancient Dadan, the captial of the Dadan and Lihyan Kingdoms and considered to be one of the most developed 1st millennium BCE cities of the Arabian Penninsula. And Jabal Ikmah, an open air library of hundreds of inscriptions and writings in many different languages. Also AlUla Old Town, a labyrinth of more than 900 mudbrick homes developed from at least the 12th century, and Hijaz Railway and Hegra Fort, key sites in the story and conquests of Lawrence of Arabia.