World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
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Ahlam Al Shamsi

Designation: Singer

Country: UAE

Ahlam Ali Al Shamsi, a singer commonly known simply as Ahlam, is a popular UAE-based superstar who has garnered a large following across the region thanks to her back catalogue of albums and her role on MBC’s Arab Idol judging panel alongside Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama and Egyptian composer Hassan El Shafei. She signed to the Rotana record label in 2006.

Born in Abu Dhabi to Bahraini and Emirati parents, she lived the early part of her life in Bahrain before making her return to the UAE to complete her schooling and attend university.