The 2022 Murex D’or awards were attended by the who’s who of the Arab entertainment world. Image Credit: Supplied

The annual awards ceremony, which was founded by Dr. Zahi Helou and Dr. Fadi Helou in Lebanon in 2000, celebrates arts and culture across the region. Over the years, the awards have recognised the achievements of some of the outstanding performers in their fields.

Expectedly, the event was a star-studded affair with several celebrities such as Emirati singer Balqees Al Fathi, Lebanese celebrity Nadine Nassib Njeim, Singer Rahma Riad, Emirati singer Ahlam Alshamsi and Moroccon singer Asma Lamnawar in attendance.

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Emirati singer Balqees Al Fathi was adjudged Best Khaleeji Singer Image Credit: Supplied

Several awards were given out during the evening including to Rahma Riyadh who took home the accolade for the year’s Best Gulf Song for her track The Planet, while Wael Kfoury’s song The Strong Girl was adjudged the Best Arabic Song of the Year. Emirati pianist, composer, musician and singer Hussain Al Jasmi also received an award in recognition of his work over the years.

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The Gulf Actor of the Year was won by Yaqub Al Farhan. Image Credit: Credit Instagram @murexdor

Additionally, Balqees Al Fathi won the award for Best Khaleeji Singer, while Syrian actor Mahmoud Nasr also received an award at the ceremony.

Also part of the event were the awards for the Gulf Actor of the Year, which was scooped up by actor Yaqub Al Farhan for his series Rashash. The nod for the Gulf Actress of the Year Award meanwhile went to Kuwaiti actor and producer Hooda Hussain for her role in Al-Wahida Al-Wahida and Kaf Waduf.

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Lebanese actor Nadine Nassib Njeim looked stunning in a black dress. Image Credit: Instagram @nadine.nassib.njeim

Initially, the Murex D’or awards exclusively focused on Lebanese Artists, however this changed from the second edition which extended its remit to include Pan-Arab and regional artists.

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Syrian actor Mahmoud Nasr was also one of the award recipients at the event. Image Credit: Supplied

The awards draw their name from the Phoenician Murex which was used to dye cloth in imperial Tyrian purple.