Global Neighborhood
Artists from the Gulf food from the world



Event date: 28  March, 2017
Timing:   7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Location:  Galleria Promenade at AL Maryah Island
7:30 – 8:00 p.m   Guest arrival
8:00 p.m.   Welcoming the guest
8:05 – 9:00 p.m  First performance by Omar Yehya Al Marzooqi & Tahara
8:15 p.m   Food Stations
9:00 p.m   Rotana’s performance
9:50 p.m  Fireworks
10:00 p.m   Dj takes the stage
11:00 p.m Global Neighborhood concludes
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  • Rotana

    Rotana was born and raised in Saudi Arabia, a beautiful, complicated place and one of the most conservative environments in the world. In 2013, Rotana moved to the U.S. on an employee scholarship from Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world, fully owned by the Saudi government. She immediately began to pursue music while attaining her Masters degree at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. With music, came a path to better understanding herself and what she wanted. Rotana quit her job to pursue music full time.

    Rotana debuted her project at The 2017 Sundance Film Festival “A Celebration of Music and Film Concert”. She shared the stage with Common, Andra Day, Jim James, Hunter Hayes, Peter Dinklage, Ava DuVernay and more.

  • Omar Al Marzooqi

    Omar is an Emirati sophomore student at New York University Abu Dhabi pursuing a major in Political Science and a minor in Creative Writing. Fields of interest to pursue include international relations, national security, and government structure. His writing explores ideas of trauma, misunderstandings in political interactions, and justice. He plays an active role in the UAE Club at his university, organizing events to spread awareness of the Emirati culture to other students. Omar has been playing piano for nine years, with his favorite composers being Ludovico Einaudi and Chopin. He has performed several concerts at his university, and partook in the competition hosted by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development. His other hobbies include traveling, hiking, boxing, and reading.