EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez coming to Dubai this November
Register now to see Jenny from the Block rock Autism Rocks Arena on November 17
Time Out Dubai Staff
One of the absolute stalwarts of pop in the 21st Century, Jennifer Lopez, is coming to town.
Time Out Dubai can exclusively reveal that the American singer, who last visited Dubai back in 2014, will be coming back to town for a one-night-only gig on Friday November 17, at the Autism Rocks Arena, which has already welcomed the likes of Guns N’ Roses and Justin Bieber this year. The 30,000 capacity, open-air arena will then be welcoming Ed Sheeran for another one-off special on Thursday November 23, in what is promising to be a massive month for the city’s music scene.
Lopez is famous for her spectacular shows, Latin American glamour, various costume changes and full-throttle dance performances, not to mention the string of hit singles released across her near 20-year pop career.
It was If You Had My Love that propelled JLo to global fame at the start of her career, featuring on her debut album On the 6 and hitting the top of the US Billboard Chart in 1999. Fans should also listen out for other hits including Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Jenny from the Block, On the Floor, I’m Real and Waiting for Tonight. Fans will no doubt be hopeful of catching performances from upcoming album Mirate, too, written entirely in Spanish. We’ve mapped out JLo’s entire musical evolution here.
“We’ve had Guns N’ Roses when people came out to see the original line up, and Justin Bieber who’s topped the charts,” Thomas Ovesen, CEO of 117Live tells Time Out Dubai. “But talents like Jennifer Lopez are more than just musicians or the host of a popular TV talent show. She’s just a major, major celebrity who brings positivity and a feel-good factor.
“I don’t think you’ll find anyone who says they hate her music, everyone can nod along and enjoy her music, and she’s simply a fabulous, fabulous performer. Her gig will be a wonderful party, a fiesta, and this serves as a mark in the calendar. On the November 17, there’s a massive party in town, and it will be a show for the whole family to enjoy.
“Just like with Ed Sheeran, there will not be a second show for Jennifer Lopez. This is it, so if you want to go then register now to be invited for the pre-sale.”
Similar to the release of Ed Sheeran tickets in May, tickets will only be available at first to fans who register for the pre-sale. By registering, you’ll be sent a link to the pre-sale event well before general release – and the vast majority of tickets for Sheeran’s visit sold before general release, so get in early to avoid disappointment.
With the arrival of one of pop music’s biggest-ever stars, coupled with Ed Sheeran’s visit, the prospect of Elton John’s rescheduled appearance in December, as well as the usual superstar-laden fixture of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (and let’s not forget Jazzy Jeff’s visit to Barasti in October), the final few months of 2017 could well be the city’s best-ever season of live music. And we can’t wait. Fri Nov 17. Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai-Al Ain Road. Pre-register now at www.117live.com.