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Dubai State of Mind

Canadian-Egyptian expat Mohamed ‘Mo’ Mansour has turned the smash hit ‘New York State of Mind’ by Jay-Z & Alicia Keys into a Dubai anthem.  Scottish expat Emma Hayes provides the vocals for the chorus, with Mo doing the rap on the track.  The duo are sure to put a smile on your face!

The track now has over 15,000 hits on Youtube!

“Mohammed ‘Mo’ Mansour, a 23-year-old Canadian-Egyptian banker, arrived in the UAE for work in 2009, and penned the lyrics to the viral hip-hop track.

The song features lyrics such as “Now you’re in Dubai/You’ve got to love the mentality/Turns dreams to reality” and is based on Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s chart-topping 2009 hit Empire State of Mind and

“I am a Canadian and an Arab and the reason I love Dubai is because it takes the best of both East and West,” Mansour said. “If I want to go to Friday prayers I can, and if I want to go out on any given evening I can. When people criticise Dubai, I realise they have not experienced it.””  Continue reading on The National….



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