Filipina is award-winning singer in Middle East


Award Winning Singer, Number one album selling UAE classically trained pianist, percussionist, vocalist and model – Clarita de Quiros has become many things to many people, but no matter what category you put her in, she’ll always find some way of getting out of it. 

Her affinity with the keys as well as percussion has fuelled a fire that has driven her musical direction as well as igniting a passion for vocals.

Clarita was an Ahlan! Hot 100 as well as a nominee for the Time Out Nightlight Awards for Best Music Act!

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Ahlan! Hot 100 2013
  • Time Out Dubai Shortlist – Best Music Act – 2013
  • Ahlan! Best in Dubai Nominee 2013 (Best Music Act)
  • Gr8! Women Awards – Best Singer UAE 2012
  • 21st Century Leader – 2012
  • Ahlan! Hot 100 2011
  • Ahlan! Best In Dubai 2010 (Best Music Act) Nominee
  • Illustrado – Women of Substance 2009


Performances & supporting artist performances include Formula 1 Akon and Missy Elliot Support, Apl de Ap (Black Eyed Peas) Support, Sir Elton John , Nasimi Beach Atlantis Boutique Launch and Roger Sanchez support for the year 2012. In 2011, she performed with The Global Celebrity Party, Sheila Ferguson (3 Degrees) and Macy Gray Support Doha. In 2009, she sang alongside with Kelly Roland, Gabrielle, Sugababes, Akon, Martin Luther and Amp Fiddler. In 2009, she was invited as a performer at the Grazia Style Awards, Time Out Awards, Esquire Magazine Launch, Emirates Woman of the Year Awards and Doha 21st Century Leaders Awards

De Quiroz has been a successful international commercial and beauty model since 2008 as well as a musician. She has appeared in the ‘City of Life’ movie in the UAE featuring Jaaved Jaafri and Jason Flemyng and Dubai Global Tourism Commericals.

Clarita has been the face of Crafft AC Commercials UAE, Guerlain makeup UAE, Ultimo Lingerie, MAC cosmetic makeup UAE, Men’s Fitness Magazine, became the face of Val Saint Lambert Belgium crystal in October 2009.

So far for 2012, Clarita has been chosen by Sir Elton John’s management for her to be his support artist for the UAE Performance.  In March 2012 Clarita was also awarded ‘Best Singer of the UAE 2012’ by GR8! TV and Magazine awards; a prestigious award running for more than 11 years.

In February 2011 Clarita was privileged to have been awarded the accolade as being one of Ahlan Hot 100 2011, where she performed live on stage entertaining the guests with a mix of her own composed music and a selection of chart topping covers.  During this performance, Clarita had a very special guest that joined her on stage as lead vocalist, this special guest was Sheila Ferguson, previously from the band 3 Degrees. Clarita is now sponsored by Galaxy Piano.

Other performances in 2011 from Clarita have included, L’Official Woman on the Year Award, Esquire Magazine Awards, Woman of Substance Awards, and the 21st Century Leaders Awards alongside Macy Gray as well as two live performances in national television in the UAE on both MBC and Dubai One.

In November 2010, Clarita supported international artists Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle, The Sugababes, Chipmunk, and Sean Paul in the UAE.

Clarita embarked on a collaboration with a number of international producers to launch her “Full Album”.

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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. In 2014, he released Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold, the first and only coffee table book about Filipino achievers in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with him on facebook.


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