14 western music videos filmed in the Arab world

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Published: 2017-09-13 11:49

Last Updated: 2017-09-13 12:53


Never forget 2 Chainz wearing a hijab in Dubai. (Photo Credit: 2 Chainz)
Never forget 2 Chainz wearing a hijab in Dubai. (Photo Credit: 2 Chainz)
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Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" has been making waves recently, topping charts at #2 on the Billboard 100, with a whopping 135 million views on YouTube. 

Cardi's music video shows the Bronx native exuding in opulence in a city that is everything but subtle: Dubai. 

In light of Cardi B's hugely succesful debut in Dubai, we compiled a list of "western" music videos filmed in the Arab world, showcasing our rich cultural and historical diversity:

 

1. Cardi B - Bodak Yellow (Dubai, UAE)

 

 

2. M.I.A. - Bad Girls (Ouarzazate, Morocco)

 

 

3. Major Lazer & Showtek - Believer (Egypt)

 

 

4. Shania Twain - The Woman in Me (Cairo, Egypt)

 

 

5. Imagine Dragons - Thunder (Dubai, UAE)

 

 

6. U2 - Magnificent (Fez, Morocco)

 

 

7. The Chemical Brothers - Do it Again (Atlas Mountains, Morocco)

 

 

8. The Piano Guys - Indian Jones Rocks! (Petra, Jordan)

 

 

9. Sepultura - Territory (Multiple locations, Palestine)

 

 

10. The Scorpions - When You Came Into My Life (Beirut, Lebanon)

 

 

11. Klaxons - Echoes (Egyptian Desert)

 

 

12. Karl Wolf - Africa (Dibba, Oman)

 

 

13. Xzbit - Napalm (Iraq & Afghanistan)

 

 

14. Wiz Khalifa - So Much (Dubai, UAE)

 

Of course, a couple honorable mentions need to be made. Although these music videos weren't filmed in this part of the world, they do represent a rich part of our culture and issues:

 

 

15. Michael Jackson - Remember the Time (Ancient Egypt)

 

 

16. M.I.A. - Borders (Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia)

 

 

Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' is worth a mention, but not an honorable one (we don't condone cultural appropriation).