Egyptian popstar rocks Cairo with sold-out concert over Eiid

Arab pop icon Amr Diab wowed the crowd with his first concert since the release of his new album
Egyptian pop star Amr Diab performed in the coastal resort of Ain al-Sukhna, east of Cairo over the Eid holiday this week. (AFP/Getty Images)
The singer, dubbed the best-selling Arab record artist of all time, took the stage in his usual style, confidently performing a mix of his best-known hits. (AFP/Getty Images)
Diab rocked the east coast of the city with his performances, with plenty of fans turning up to hear him sing. (AFP/Getty Images)
The singer and composer of geel music is known as the contemporary face of Egyptian el-geel pop music. He was awarded the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist four times: 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2009. (AFP/Getty Images)
Diab has also sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Above: June 2011, when he sang during a concert at the American University in Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
In April this year, the Arab icon also pleased crowds at a concert in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Getty Images)
Diab, who is thought to have revolutionised Egyptian show business, is known for his unique blending of Western rhythms with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music styles to create a new music style, often referred to as Mediterranean music. Above: He performs during the 45ft session of the International Carthage festival, on August 14, 2009, at the Romain theatre in Carthage, near Tunis. (AFP/Getty Images)