Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Pauline Moreno Craig – Tastemaker




It ain’t easy being a female DJ – what’s even harder is being a female DJ who is a non-Western. But despite the odds, Pauline has emerged as a prominent figure in Dubai’s dynamic club scene, with gigs that put her at par with the most successful electronic dance music acts in the region. Hers is a story of sticking to one’s guns in pursuit of passion and recognition. The odds may not always be in her favor, but Pauline makes sweet music with it anyway.

Her list of achievements is certainly one for the books. Spinning since 2009, Pauline has played at the most prestigious venues in Dubai. In 2016, Pauline performed at major music festivals such as the DXBeach Festival, The Grass Festival and Corona Sunsets Festival. On top of her well-received gigs, she also signed a contract for her very own radio show at Dance FM 97.8, the UAE’s first dance music radio station.

Of the legacy that she wishes to impart to the Filipino community, Pauline says, “I would love to be known as a person who constantly marches to the beat of her own drum. My advice to aspiring artists out there is to always follow your passion and be your unique self. Work hard and never let ego be the motivation to succeed.”


Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.

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Author: Illustrado

From the Middle East to the rest of the world, IllustradoLife shares the stories of Filipinos expats from around the world, providing a global venue championing the world class Filipino. IllustradoLife features articles on fashion and beauty, travel, lifestyle, business, events and other topics of interest to the international Filipino community from its mother publication, Illustrado Magazine.

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