Thursday June 13th, 2024
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Omar Khairat Like Never Before at White Bay

The legendary composer took to the white sands of Sahel to seriously blow our minds.

Staff Writer

Omar Khairat Like Never Before at White Bay

While everybody is spending the weekend in Sa7el, stuffing their faces with feteer and generally getting drunk to really tacky pop music, we got to experience the classiest summer experience ever by attending the party of a lifetime in Sidi Henish’s White Bay. For the first time, beloved classical musician Omar Khairat played at the all White Concert and shared his signature tunes with us as the sun went down on WhiteBay’s beautiful pristine beach. Have you ever dreamed a sort-of enchanting stark white concert right as the sky takes on various hues and the waves gently crash in the background? That was it and it was pretty much gorgeous.

Now generally, we like to disregard party protocol as a rule, and so we decided to go early and discover what White Bay was all about. We walked around and let our imagination run loose as we imagined the soon-to-be finalized smart homes, the clubhouse, hospitality service and beach fitness center. We then decided to just chill by the beach and admire the exquisite turquoise Mediterranean water- if you didn’t know, White Bay happens to be on the Alexandria-Marsa Matrouh Road and all the natural scenery there is nothing short of pure magic. Not that White Bay is lacking any magic, and knowing well they'll soon have their very own giant man-made Crystal Lagoon has us already imagining that our next visit will be like a Disney movie.

Once we heard the first tunes of the night, we quickly made our way over, just in time to catch Amira Abou Zahra. The incredibly talented and internationally awarded young violinist, performed as the opening act just before the legendary musical virtuoso himself got on stage, blowing us away with his signature style. Everybody and we mean, everybody, was dressed in white, so much so that we were afraid of grabbing a drink or munching on anything lest we make total fools of ourselves and stain our white clothes horrifically.

Also, we happened to have spotted the oh-so-fashionable  Yara Zohairy, Nurhan Abu Bakr and Hussein Houta. You know? HUSSEIN-FOLLOW ME TO EGYPT-HOUTA? Yep, even him. We could almost spot the relief and utter bliss of the huge crowd, as people gently swayed to the harmonious melodies, at having landed the perfect opportunity to finally attend a quality concert somewhere other than Cairo Opera House, even as night slowly fell.

So we got to escape the bustling craziness of Sahel, for once, and got enjoy a phenomenal gem of a performance by the beach. Here’s a little excerpt of what ya’ll missed:

We also hear they have more one of a kind events coming up on the 19th and 26th and judging by the grand ol' time we had at this one, we definitely won't want to miss them. 

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