With upcoming gigs this year including Coachella Music Festival in California and Wireless Festival in London, Drake is a highly sought after man.
So perhaps we here in Dubai can count ourselves lucky to hear the emirate hosted the best concert he’s ever done, as he stated on Saturday night. Or is it Drake who’s the lucky one?
The 28-year-old followed up Michael Buble’s two nights in a row at Dubai Cricket Stadium in Sports City with a packed out show, much to the delight of his followers here in the UAE who experienced him live here for the first time.
Drake even got a video segment somewhat dedicated to him at Buble’s concert on Thursday due to one superfan’s failed attempt to meet him.
But unlike some well-travelled stars, Drake wasn’t too proud to explain how grateful he was to be in the presence of the people of this city, people who he considered the most beautiful in the world.
He’s not the kind of rapper you see out and about all the time on the events circuit like your Kanye West’s of the industry so it’s easy to forget just how many successful tunes the star – whose real name is Aubrey Graham – has been a part of.
However by delivering tracks such as The Motto, Take Care and Hold On We’re Going Home, it all became so apparent when hit after hot was performed side-by-side.
Much to the delight of the crowd, Drizzy’s official tour DJ kept us entertained while the one-man band took a short break to prepare for the second half of the spectacular.
DJ Future the Prince was no Prince Mansoor Bin-Muhammed though, who Drake had been spending time with on his trip to the UAE.
Drake even made him a part of his tour video for the stop off in Dubai, showing audience members just how fun he’d had here if they hadn’t already been keeping up with his Instagram feed.
After crowds made his “dream come true” by allowing him to be in Dubai in the first place, Drake ended the performance with an apt nod to how far the now California resident has come, perhaps literally.
Blasting out Started From The Bottom, Drake who is in town with his OVO crew, and apparently making a bit of a holiday out of it seeing as his next gig’s not until April, his “anthem” had the entire crowd shouting along.
It was a show that warranted a much-desired encore we didn’t get, but perhaps his “catch me if you can” movements are what makes Drake so appealing to his Dubai fans.