Tiesto is coming to Dubai, Time Out Dubai can exclusively reveal.
A special one off gig by the trance megastar will take place on February 26, 2016, at an as yet unconfirmed venue.
The Dutchman's appearance will be his first in Middle East since 2013, when he headlined Sunburn Festival for thousands of fans at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
An announcement on the exact location and ticket prices is expected before the New Year, although potential sites include Dubai Media City Amphitheatre (capacity about 11,000), Zero Gravity (capacity more than 5,000) or Meydan (capacity around 15,000), which will itself play host to Tiesto's compatriot Hardwell a week earlier.
Each venue has its merits, having contributed to terrific rise in top drawer EDM artists in the past year, with David Guetta (Media City) and Sensation (Meydan) among them, as well as regular headline acts across the genre at the smaller of the three.
Of all the big names, though, Tiesto carries the biggest weight after two decades at the top and tunes like Adagio For Strings, the remix of Delerium's Silence and Love Comes Again. The 46-year-old is widely considered a pioneer of trance and holds legendary status in Ibiza for his Cream@Amnesia nights with Paul Van Dyk in the early noughties. A crossover into the mainstream followed, and his fourth studio album Kaleidoscope featured the likes of Calvin Harris, Tegan & Sara and Nelly Furtado.
Tiesto is currently on a tour of Asia, playing to packed houses in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and India, before heading to the US for his residency slot at Hakkasan in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
The workaholic then have five dates in Norway at the start of January, a hop-skip-and-jump across three US states, at the end of the month, and then a pit stop in Thailand before he rolls into Dubai. But there will be no holiday for the star, who heads straight to Johannesburg to headline Ultra Music Festival, alongside Skrillex, Afrojack, Zedd.
What we'e really saying is, catch him while you can, because quite where the hardest working man in the DJ world will fit us in again is anybody's guess.
Stay close to Time Out Dubai for further announcements regarding the show.