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In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

The concert which was broadcast live on Al Majaz Amphitheatre's social media accounts to abide by the precautionary measures taken by UAE to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, drew unprecedented viewership, with 30,000 times on Facebook page; drew 5,000 hits on Instagram; and enjoyed by 7,000 fans on YouTube.

In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

Hatem Al Iraqi’s live performance in Al Majaz Amphitheatre  draws 42K online views overnight.

In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

Those who were lucky enough to gain space in the balconies and windows of the buildings on the Sharjah Corniche near Al Majaz Amphitheatre, enjoyed the concert live.

In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

The Iraqi singer began with his hit Ahebkum (I Love You) from his album released in 2001, followed by his most-loved numbers such as Ahebak Laou Yektaouni, Ashhad ya Zamani, Dectori and many other traditional Iraqi songs, performed with the band led by maestro Haitham Sadoun.

In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

Al Iraqi had his fans cheering wildly while he performed some of the biggest hits of his career such as Azal Mahboub, and Lo bidi, Muhajir, among others.

In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

Responding to a large number of requests from online viewers, Al Iraqi chose a selection of emotional and romantic songs from his musical repertoire, which included Sha’louma, Waslou Lahabibi Salami, Wahed Yheb Wahed, Yater and Aghla Asdekai. 

In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

Hatem Al Iraqi conveyed his warm wishes to the audience on Eid Al-Fitr and commended the efforts to make Sharjah a beacon of arts and culture.

In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

He also thanked Al Majaz Amphitheatre for its efforts to bring together artists and their fans in these unprecedented circumstances.

In pictures: Hatem Al Iraqi perform virtual Eid concert in Al Majaz Amphitheatre

During the Iraqi singer Hatem Al Iraqi concert.