Organisers have for the first time unveiled the complete list of celebrities confirmed to attend this year’s festival, which runs from December 6 to 14.
Amongst them is Cate Blanchett, who will head up the IWC Filmmaker Award jury for the second year running, while Martin Sheen will be in town to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as hosting an ‘In Conversation’ event on Sunday December 8.
There are also a host of Arabic stars set to attend the festival, including: Hassan Youssef, Yosra, Ezzat El-Alaily, Nelly, Nadia El-Gendy, Samira Ahmed, Youssef Shaaban, Abdelrahman Abouzahra, Ahmed Bider, Khaled Saleh, Samy El-Adl, Mahmoud Kabil , Hassan Mostafa, Mimi Gamal, Mohamed Saad, Sherine Adel and Monther Ryahnah.
And regional names from the GCC you can expect to see on the red carpet include: Abdel Aziz Jassem Asmahan, Shojoun, Mashari Al Ballam, Soaad Abdullah, Shahed, Sahar Hussei, Ahlam Hasan, Lamiaa Tarek, Intisar Al Sharrah, Lamiaa Tarek, Intisar Al Sharrah, Abdul Nasser Darweesh, Najwa Al Qubeisi, Sanaa Younis, Latifa Al Mojren and Ibrahim Al Zadjali.
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