Middle East Gala Ceremony 2009

5 May 2009 - Dubai

Middle East


Nima Abu-Wardeh

Nima Abu-Wardeh


Nima Abu-Wardeh is the presenter of BBC World's weekly financial programme, Middle East Business Report, which is based in Dubai.

A bilingual broadcaster with a deep understanding of Arab issues, Nima Abu-Wardeh is a frequent moderator at key regional and global conferences and events such as the regional gatherings of the Arab Business Council and the World Economic Forum.

Boney M

BONEY M original Maizie Williams

Main Act

The 1970s saw the birth of Disco - 100% freaking, boogying, hustling, bumping, bus-stopping, pure disco dancing. It started in the mid-70s and continued right through into the 80s.

One of the biggest groups to stand out and make their mark was BONEY M. Their career was comet-like in that they seemed to blast out of nowhere. Suddenly every discotheque around the world played Boney M and every TV show wanting to be hip had to have this stunning-looking and fabulous-sounding foursome from the Caribbean.

Now Maizie Williams, who was with Boney M. from the very beginning will be recreating those unique special moments live with her own band of musicians.


Sterling EQ

Sterling EQ

Supporting Act

Sterling EQ, South Africa's sensational all-girl electric quartet has captivated audiences from all walks of life with their spectacular display of virtuosity and their energetic stage presence.

Their live performance contains striking and unforgettable arrangements of Classical works and well-known favourites, giving new life to the compositions of masters like Vivaldi, Bach and Beethoven by incorporating elements of contemporary music - Vanessa Mae style.

Sterling EQ is made up of some of South Africa’s top and most gorgeous young virtuosos. Their sleek appearance and futuristic electric string instruments, make them simply irresistible!


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