Reviewed: Robbie Williams at The Pointe in Dubai

Charismatic, endearing and absolutely wicked, this superstar entertained Dubai

Reviewed: Robbie Williams at The Pointe in Dubai

It certainly says something about an iconic world-wide superstar – who kicked off his career back in the '90s – when they can give fans new and old a thrilling performance 30 years as if he hadn’t aged in the slightest. And that something to be said is a well-deserved ‘wow’.

As part of the 25th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival, British singer Robbie Williams came to The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah to, well, entertain us in a wild show that had both electrifying moments and touching ones, too. Performing Sweet Caroline on stage with his father while the crowd belts out the tune along with them? Not an intimate moment we often get to experience with a singer of that status.

But it's the sheer momentum of Williams' gig that had crowds roaring throughout, with the megastar pacing up and down on the custom-built stage at this Palm Jumeirah location, making sure to get everyone in the crowd involved. Of course, it’s Williams' famed tunes that had everyone along the waterfront with their hands up and cheering on, backed by a full band. Performing everything from Let Me Entertain You (oh, you certainly did), Rock DJ and Angels – with spectacular fireworks going off in the background. And everyone’s phones were out to record every bit.

Williams had plenty to say about Dubai between his tunes, too, chatting about his adventures in the desert, how much he loved returning to perform in the city and how he got to this, erm, "point" today, all in a hilarious manner.

Performing at The Pointe, which has previously hosted Enrique Iglesias and Dua Lipa, definitely makes it a more intimate gig, despite both the ground and second floor of the East Crescent of the place being completely at capacity. Those at the side could still see the show on a sizeable screen, although those at the front of the stage definitely had the best experience.

Nearly three decades on in his career, Robbie Williams is still an absolute rockstar with all the energy you'd hope for, and we’re sure all of Dubai will want him to entertain the city time and time again.

We’re still is for another massive show to end the celebrations for the Dubai Shopping Festi-val, as John Legend is set to perform at the Coca-Cola Arena this weekend.

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