Naima Akef was the absolute bomb! There was also another dancer whose name began with an N who was Turkish but after racking my brains I can't remember her name. It wasn't Ozel Turkbas but she was dancing around the same time.
Lydia Tsigane, a dancer in Dubai who who used to post here, made a habit of giving away her veils to young girls. Imagine the sheer romance of being handed a silk veil by this glorious dancer who looks like Esmeralda with her dark cloud of hair hand. Had such a thing ever happened to child Shanazel, she surely would've plotzed. She sent me a purple and gold khaleeji dress several years ago and I treasure it.