A huge, mixed crowd turned out to see history-making rapper Eminem at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

And the mega hip-hop star entertained all, from wannabe hip-hop kids to middle-aged men wearing blazers, with a mix of new material, including ‘Love the Way You Lie’ and tracks from latest album ‘Recovery’ and older classics including a mash-up of ‘The Real Slim Shady’ and ‘My Name Is’ before finishing with ‘Lose Yourself’.

Real name Marshall Mathers, the megastar regularly yelled ‘How you doin’ Abu Dhabi’ to an eager crowd, but (naughty naughty) cut none of the profanity from his lyrics.

We heard the rap icon kept himself to himself from the moment he arrived at the venue to the moment he went on stage, before retreated to his dressing room post-gig without talking to anyone – aside, that is, from his 40-plus-strong backstage entourage, of course.