Janet Jackson to close Dubai World Cup

Time Out Dubai announces Janet Jackson to close Dubai World Cup at Meydan on March 26, part of her Unbreakable World Tour. Get ticket information

Janet Jackson will be the headline act at this year's Dubai World Cup.

The traditional end of weekend concert has previously attracted the likes of Kylie Minogue and Jennifer Lopez, and this year continues the trend of bringing the best of the USA to Dubai.

The gig itself will take place place on March 26, the day of the world's richest horse race, and see the 49 year old icon perform tracks from her 11th studio album, Unbreakable.

The gig, which proceeds a series of dates in Europe, will not go on general sale and will only be open to those with tickets for race day.

Jackson, who is of course the sister of legend Michael, has forged her own hugely impressive career away from the springboard given to her five brothers. As well as winning six Grammy Awards, plus a whole heap of American Music Awards, MTV Video Awards, Billboard nods and BET honours, the star has been recognised by Oscars and the Golden Globes.

She was last in the region in 2011 for a show in Abu Dhabi. It was on stage then that she said: 'You have no idea how much I love you. Thank you for your support. You know my brother was crazy about this part of the world. Thank you, not just for me, but for my entire family. I love you so much.'

Fans can expect Jackson to rattle off plenty of new material, as well as some of her big hits, which include All For You, and That's The Way Love Goes. Over the span of her career, the Indianna-born singer and dancer can claim sales in excess of 160 million.

Tickets for the Dubai World Cup are available from www.meydan.ae

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