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Katy Perry’s Middle Eastern concert marks new Dubai International Airport initiative

Katy Perry’s Middle Eastern concert marks new Dubai International Airport initiative

Concert part of the Dubai Airshow

Editor: Faizal Dahlawia

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Katy Perry brought fireworks to the 2015 Dubai Airshow with a VIP concert

Katy Perry electrified a crowd of 500 at an exclusive, by-invite only event at Atlantis, The Palm last night (November 11, 2105). As part of the annual Dubai Airshow, Perry took to the stage in Furne One's Amato superhero-inspired colourful costume and belted out her hit tunes Roar, Teenage Dream and Firework. Previously, the Dubai Airshow has welcomed a host of past performances from Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Michael Bolton and Tom Jones but for 2015, it was Katy Perry who brought the fireworks.

Katy Perry in Dubai

While Perry's performance was a one-off affair, her presence marked the launch of a new Dubai International Airport music initiative called MusicDXB. A yet-to-be announced line-up of artists, will be given access to the airport, which will act as a platform to entertain crowds passing through the busy terminal. "Much like Dubai International, music connects people from all walks of life, all ages and all cultures around the globe," said Paul Griffiths, the CEO of Dubai Airports. "We believe the two will work together in absolute harmony to engage and delight our customers in the airport and across our social media platforms."

The first act of the project will be Britain's Got Talent finalist Jack Pack, who also performed at the gala dinner party, warming up the crowd with a series of swing covers before Perry's performance.