This isn’t the superstar’s first visit to the UAE. She’s played two huge concerts in the city since 2010, the first being a stop on her 2012 Dance Again World Tour – taking place at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and marking the star’s debut in the city.
The tour sold out in multiple cities across the world (including Dubai), pushing it into the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s list of Top 10 Grossing Tours that year. The tour’s set list included a much-talked about acoustic version of If You Had My Love, as well as all-out dance numbers and the elaborate outfits she’s known for (think feathered skirts and sparkly catsuits).
Lopez also appeared at Cavalli Club with her then-partner Casper Smart and partied at White X Beach Club at Rixos The Palm (now El Chiringuito).
But that wasn’t all she was in town for. She’s also made a surprise guest appearance at the opening of a new Audi showroom. The car company was the official gig sponsor, but unconfirmed rumours speculated that she had been paid a cool US$250,000 (that’s more than Dhs918,000) for the event. Audi, however, would not confirm how much she had been paid.
Lopez was in town again for a dazzling show that closed the Dubai World Cup in 2014. It was another glitzy-costumed extravaganza. The set lasted for more than an hour and featured all the extravagant costume changes and ’90s hits you could hope for.
Her next show – on Friday November 17 at Autism Rocks Arena – is a one-off show, so get ready for an evening of glam, glitter, nostalgia and epic dance numbers. Fri Nov 17. Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai-Al Ain Road. Pre-register now at www.117live.com.