A Night of Magical Music as Legendary Julio Iglesias Wows Thousands in First Sharjah Concert

It was once again a night of magical music at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in the heart of the picturesque Buheirah in Sharjah as one of the most celebrated singers and musical geniuses of our time took the stage. Internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias cast a spell last night (Tuesday) on his audience at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah, wowing and entertaining thousands of music lovers late into the night. 

Returning to the region after a long time and performing for the first time in the Emirate celebrated as the Cultural Capital of Arab and Islamic world, the Latin music legend did not disappoint his thousands of fans in the UAE. 

In his debut concert in Sharjah held against the spectacular backdrop of the Buheirah Corniche, Iglesias treated his audience to a number of hit songs and chartbusters from his most popular albums as well as more recent ones, leaving his thousands of fans demanding for more.

Some of the popular numbers played on the occasion included Amor, Amor, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Crazy in Love, To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, When I Need You, When You Tell Me That You Love Me, All of You and many, many more.  

Iglesias’ music is known for its celebration of love, peace, tolerance and humanity, the values that are championed and cherished by Sharjah and the UAE.  The Julio Iglesias concert is part of Sharjah’s ongoing efforts to promote a culture of arts and appreciation of music in the Emirate. Al Majaz Amphitheatre, managed by Sharjah Media Centre, is in the forefront of this movement to enrich the art and cultural scene in the UAE and the region, providing quality and healthy entertainment with a moral purpose to the public.

From Arab singers Majida El Roumi and Kadhim Al Sahir to Marcel Khalife and Western singers like Yanni and Julio Iglesias, Al Majaz Amphitheatre has hosted some of the biggest names in music from both the East and West to entertain music lovers in Sharjah and the UAE. 

Earlier speaking to journalists from the UAE, Iglesias said that music is the perfect instrument and platform to bring people together no matter what borders, colour or creed they represent and that he was happy to be part of Sharjah’s efforts to promote understanding and dialogue between various cultures.  The celebrated singer and song writer said he was “super excited” about returning to the UAE and performing at a great venue like Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah. 

With a career spanning nearly five decades, Iglesias, who also happens to be the father of Latin pop sensation Enrique Iglesias, debuted with ‘Julio Iglesias’ Milestones’ in 1970 and has not stopped entertaining music lovers everywhere.  He holds two amazing Guinness World Book of Records distinctions for selling the largest number of records in most languages (1983) and the Best Selling Male Latin Artist (2013). 

Al Majaz Amphitheatre was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, in 2014 as part of the celebrations crowning Sharjah as the Islamic Culture Capital for 2014. The Roman colosseum-style Amphitheatre opened with the premiere of epic oratorio Clusters of Light, retracing the remarkable journey of Islam and its essential message of peace and humanity.  Al Majaz Amphitheatre has since hosted a galaxy of Arab and International artists.

From his historic performance at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1976 to record-breaking shows in Chile, Japan, Brazil, Colombia and around the world all these years, Julio Iglesias has had a stellar career and has many firsts to his credit. He sold more than 1,200,000 copies of his album “De niña a mujer” in just six months in Japan, and he sold more than 2,000,000 copies of the same album in Brazil in 11 months.   

Since its inception in 2014, Al Majaz Amphitheatre has been dedicated to fostering a global music culture in the Emirate, offering connoisseurs of music an opportunity to enjoy world-class performances in Sharjah.