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My Entertainment: Piantist Malika Omar

Dubai-based pianist Malika Omar talks Dubai hangouts, top holiday destinations and doing her bit for charity

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Malika's favourite holiday destination is Knysna in South Africa.


Favourite designer? Dubai-based brand Meher & Riddhima
Favourite fashion capital? Paris
Favourite restaurant in the UAE? PF Changs 
And what dish do you always order there? Crispy honey chicken 
Last book read? Perfect People Peter James
Last thing you bought? A beautiful Arabic calligraphy ornament for my home
Favourite holiday destination? Knysna, South Africa
Favourite international hotel? Fairmont Makkah Clock Royal Tower; it holds beautiful memories
Best website?
Favourite celebrity hottie? Turkish actor, Burak Ozcivit
Best UAE hangout? Al Fayrooz Lounge; Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah. I have the honour of performing there regularly! 
Personal motto? Have faith and humility; good things come to good people | Describe yourself in three words? Honest, ambitious and hard-working
Word or phrase you most say? “OMG!”
Signature cooking dish? Baked-bean casserole

Music & movies

Favourite film of all time? Romeo Must Die
Favourite film seen in last month? Prometheus
Ultimate movie icon? A tie between Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron
Movie character you’d most like to play? A kick-butt kinda girl, like Ms Jolie’s Lara Croft
Favourite movie quote? “You cannot defeat me!” – Queen Ravenna in Snow White And The Huntsman
Favourite movie snack? Hot salted popcorn with a handful of sticky caramel popcorn on top
Current favourite TV show? Revenge 
First record you ever bought? A number of boy band records, Blue, Backstreet Boys, the works!
Last song downloaded? Touch Me, Katharine McPhee |
Favourite band? OneRepublic 
Song to be played at your funeral? My charity single for the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, New Hope, simply to remind my family and friends about the importance of love and support
Best album of all time? Classified, Bond Song guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? Timebomb, Kylie Minogue