Dubai's growing affection for grime music is set to sky rocket next month with the arrival of Lethal Bizzle.
The undisputed Godfather of the London-spawned genre will jet in for a special performance at N'Dulge, Atlantis The Palm, on September 11.
The 'Dench Instructor' is making his latest assault on the charts with the catchy 'Fester Skank', and organisers have promised a high-octane performance of that, and his other popular tunes.
The 30-year-old rapper, real name Maxwell Ansah, was last in the region at the same venue in 2013 having made his debut a year earlier.
Famed for, first, his aggressive take on hip hop with tunes like 'Pow' and, with his group the More Fire Crew, 'Oi', the East Londoner hit the big time with tracks like 'Wearing My Rolex' and 'Rari Workout'.
His latest track has been streamed more than five million times on YouTube.
Bizzle hit the headlines in the UK earlier this month with the five-star rated BBC 1Xtra Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall alongside Krept and Konan, Stomzy, Chip, Kano, Wretch 32 and Little Simz.
The star sat down with Time Out during his last visit, when he revealed some of the highs and lows of his career.
“[The best thing I’ve done] was making my first record, ‘Oi!’,” he explained. “I was young and new to the game – I didn’t know what was going on. We went from a council estate to drinking lemonade with Cliff Richard on Top of the Pops.
“[And the worst was] the battle lyrics between me and Wiley. Some of them I don’t think you can even print. We were talking about each other’s mums. I’m not proud of that at all – it was all very disrespectful.”