US rapper performed in the great outdoors at the Habtoor Grand
Time Out Dubai staff
Short, shouty rapper Ja Rule
hit Dubai on Friday 22 to celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated Horizon at
the Habtoor Grand. Organisers said they wanted a big-name act to herald the return of their swish new venue, which promises to host many a
high-octane party in the coming months. The main man took to the stage at about 10.15pm and treated revellers to a selection of his bygone hits, including ‘Always on Time’ and ‘What’s Love’, though he had to make do without the input of original collaborators J-Lo and Ashanti (next time, hey?). The pint-sized performer also took the opportunity to give his wife a happy birthday shout-out. Mrs Rule, aka Aisha Atkins (Ja’s high-school sweetheart), was present on the evening and, needless to say, was well-received by the hot and sweaty crowd.