El Dor El Awal started with a jam between Ahmed Omar and Mohamed Samy. The two of them created a few tunes and decided to form a band, which would play music, original music, its own music. Omar got his two friends Bob and Mizo who played with him in another band called West El Balad. And Samy got Naïssam Jalal, the French-Syrian girl he met playing with Fathi Salama, Nour, a friend from Alexandria and Fadi an old friend of his. They began rehearsing in this cute flat on the first floor of a building, playing day and night for six months, to build a repertoire for el Dor El Awal.