The world-renowned Greek musician Yanni will be performing in Egypt for the very first time in a concert to be hosted next to the Giza pyramids on 30-31 October , 2015. This concert is considered one the largest events in-line with the strategy set forth by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) and the Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) to promote Egypt as a top destination, with a special focus on the Arab region. The concert is expected to see attendance from the region in light of the ongoing 'Masr Qariba' campaign, which was launched in the UAE last year, and that specifically targets Arab countries.
The ‘Dream Concert’ is part of a series of events that were organized in tourist destinations across Egypt where artists such as Sherine Abdel Wahhab, Nancy Agram, Elissa, and Enrique Iglesias, performed for audiences from across the region.
Expressing his excitement for this concert, Yanni said: “I’ve been wanting to come to Egypt for many years now, and I do believe that now is the right moment in time to come to Egypt and perform in front of the magnificent pyramids. It is very beautiful for me to finally see this life-long dream of mine become a reality. I can’t wait.”
Ahmad Ali, Head of the ETA office in Abu Dhabi, said: “This event is a great addition to the series of artistic and cultural events that have taken place in Egypt this year. We are pleased to have the world-renowned artist Yanni in Egypt for the first time ever. This event is testimony to the fact that Egypt remains a vital hub for entertainment, art, music and culture in the region. We are especially delighted to bring these events closer to our neighbors in the Arab region with whom we enjoy strong historical, geographical and cultural ties.”