• Students join Almas for performance of Expo 2020 Dubai song ‘This is our time'
• Academy plays host to special stage performance and Q&A session at school
• High-profile singer shares career highlights, insights and top tips with pupils
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2021: GEMS World Academy – Dubai today welcomed Emirati singer-songwriter Almas for a special live performance of Expo 2020 Dubai's official theme song in front of, and together with, students at the school.
The high-profile local artist took to the stage, ably supported by backing singers made up of students from KG1 to Grade 6, to wow the audience with a rendition of the song ‘This is our time'.
Almas also took the time to speak to students and answer their questions, recounting personal highlights of her career so far, sharing insights into the music industry and offering advice to all those interested in following in her footsteps.
Almas said: “My advice for you all is to believe in yourself. Even if you haven't yet discovered your talent, you will find it somewhere. Also believe in others, help others, and seek help if you need it. Don't ever think that if you, for example, don't have a good voice, you'll never make it. Because you can make it no matter what you want to do.”
For students, it was an experience to savour.
“It has been so exciting to watch a UAE superstar,” said Grade 12 student Mahek Jindani. “The Expo is such an important event to us as UAE citizens; we are honoured to be part of this performance.”
“Expo 2020 Dubai is so special to our country, and now we've had the chance to watch Almas – a leading figure of this amazing event,” added Grade 10 student Arnav Kedia. “She is a superstar; we're so proud to have met her.”
Almas started her career five years ago and has worked with the best song writers and producers in the Arab world. She sings in different Arabic accents as well as in English. ‘Al M'as' means ‘diamond' in Arabic, and she shone like a fine diamond when she was chosen to participate in the official Expo 2020 Dubai song, ‘This is our time', together with Emirati star Hussein Al Jassmi and Maysa Qaraa.