|Birth name Ahlam Ali AlShamsi|
TV shows Arab Idol
Years active 1994–present
|Name Ahlam AlShamsi|
Labels Platinum Records
Genres Arabic Music
|Born February 13, 1969 (age 46) (1969-02-13) |
Spouse Mubarak Alhajiri (m. 2003)
Albums Hatha Ana, Ahsan, Tabee'ee, Mawadek
Children Fatima Alhajiri, Fahid Alhajiri, Lulwa Alhajiri
Similar People Nancy Ajram, Ragheb Alama, Dounia Batma, Najwa Karam, Sherine
Ahlam arabic singer from dubai
Ahlam Ali Al Shamsi (Arabic: أحلام علي الشامسي) (born February 13, 1969), commonly known as Ahlam (Arabic: أحلام) is an Emirati female singer from UAE. In 2006, she sang to the major record label, Rotana. She has released a total of ten albums including two successful ones, El Thokol Sana'a (2006) and Hatha Ana (2009) under its name. In 2011, Ahlam joined MBC's Arab Idol judging panel alongside Lebanese singer Wael Kfoury and Egyptian composer Hassan El Shafei and Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram.
- Ahlam arabic singer from dubai
- Joining Arab Idol
- Awards and nominations
Ahlam bint Ali bin Hazeem alshamsi was born in Manama, Bahrain. She is married to the famous Qatari rally champion, Mubarak Al-Hajiri, with whom she has three children. She is one of the Arab Stars in the Middle East. Mohammed Abdo, a prominent and well-known musician within the Arab world, gave her the nickname: Star of the UAE. however, Ahlam was crowned queen at the Festival in Doha 2003 Qatar.
She participated in few festivals around the United Arab Emirates, particularly the "Layali Dubai" festival. She has also been honored at several festivals in Kuwait. She was crowned queen of the Festival in the Doha-Qatar festival in 2003.
She performed at the Unisco Festival and Ledo Festival in France where she was the first Arab singer that sang twice. She also had the honour of performing at the Washington Festival in the USA, the Albert Hall Festival in the UK and many other Festivals in London.
Joining Arab Idol
In 2011, Ahlam joined MBC's Arab Idol judging panel alongside Lebanese singer Wael Kfoury and Egyptian composer Hassan El Shafei and Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram. Ragheb reportedly left due to her "tackiness".
"The Queen" TV show
In March 2016, after the first episode of her show "The Queen" was broadcast on Dubai TV, a trending Twitter hashtag was launched by viewers and other people demanding that the program gets stopped for multiple reasons such as the "lack of manners, degrading acts, returning us to the age of slaves" and various other claims made by the Arab world and the people of UAE. In the show, Ahlam asks contestants, who come from across the Arab world, how much they love her and if they are willing to do everything she asks of them, one of the contestants went by far to say that she's willing to cheat and betray anyone for Ahlam.
Several other journalists and known personalities such as Nidal Al Ahmadieh and Adel Karam and a few others; took the opportunity to further trend the hashtag and even insult Ahlam, and Ahlam used her Twitter to insult them back first by retweeting a poem written by one of her fans which accuses Lebanon of being "falafill peddlers" and then Ahlam tweeted said: "I'm telling the beggars so they won't keep on talking about their mistress and queen. Let them prove they love their country and pick up the rubbish from their streets" which majority of people considered to be a disrespectful generalization to the people of Lebanon. Nidal launched a hashtag on Twitter which became a popular trend easily in Lebanon and other Arab countries "Arabic: #منع_أحلام_من_دخول_لبنان" (Ban Ahlam from entering Lebanon).
After that, Ahlam reportedly took other news channels to explain the situation that she referred only to few people which she doesn't consider journalists or media and that she wouldn't even insult the sand of Lebanon, let alone insulting Lebanon as a whole, she never apologized because according to her she never made a mistake.
Whether directly or indirectly, she was reportedly replaced as judge with Samira Said for Arab Idol Season 4.
Through her career she got involved in several feuds with other celebrities including, Zekra, Shams, Nawal El Kuwaitia, Nidal Al Ahmadieh, Sameer Safeer, Shatha Hassoun and various others.
Awards and nominations
She was rewarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the United Arab Emirates by his Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed at the "Lamst Wafa" honouring Event. On July 21, 2011, it was announced that Ahlam would be on the judging panel of "Arab Idol", the Arabic version of the American Idol. Based on online statistics, Ahlam is first in terms of social media followers in the Middle East, one of the most active people online and her name has been one of the most searched keywords in the Google search engine.