Alira debuts song “We Are One” at Expo 2020 Dubai

Alira performs at Dubai’s Millennium Amphitheater at Expo 2020.

Inayat-ur-Rahman, Enterprise Editor

Emirati singer-songwriter Alira launched his new Expo 2020 Dubai-inspired song We Are One at the Dubai Millennium Amphitheater at Expo 2020.

The hitmaker, who was joined on stage by a number of musicians, dancers and performers from around the world, put on a show that celebrated diversity and promoted unity.

The rising Emirati star was backed by a 90-person ensemble that included members of the FilSoc Choir, St. Mary’s Filipino Community Choir, African Gospel Choir, UFCA dance troupe, Elite Force dancers and many other artists.

Dubai’s Millennium Amphitheater was packed as even the public rose to join the performers in waving their country’s flags at the January 30 event.

Speaking at the end of her show, Alira thanked Expo 2020 Dubai as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai for the “unforgettable opportunity to share my love and unite the world in one place”.

“We are such a diverse number of people, but we are all connected and united at heart through love and acceptance,” Alira told the crowd, calling the UAE “a place for everyone and of a place to which we all belong”.

Alira is the first Emirati countertenor to break into the UAE music scene and quickly gained popularity for her unique ability to sing six vocal octaves.

The rising star recently released her debut single, Take Flight, a catchy pop song that tells the story of an endless love between two people.