Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival took Dubai by storm this weekend, with headlining acts by Enrique Iglesias (swoon), Mariah Carey and Sir Tom Jones, along with a line-up of talented local and international artists, like Postcards, Blu Fiefar, Layla Kardan, Raul Midon, The Rad Trads and Nathan Sykes.
Dubai Jazz Festival, launched in collaboration with official music partner Anghami, is the most recognized music event in the UAE and attracted over 37,000 guests this year.
The festival was opened by Sir Tom Jones, with an eclectic series of cult classics and hits, including ‘Mama Told Me Not to Come’, ‘Delilah’ ‘Sex Bomb’, and ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’.
Day two saw the award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer, Mariah Carey, perform her classic hits including “Hero”, “We Belong Together” and “Always be my Baby” and her new song “I don’t”. The superstar, who wore a sparkly ensemble by LaBourjoisie, also honoured George Michael with a poignant tribute of “One More Try”.
Its last night saw Enrique Iglesias, the biggest Latin recording artist in music history performing the best of his hits to his energetic and highly engaged fans. His songs including “Heartbeat”, “Be With You”, “I like How It Feels,” “Bailando”, “Esto No Me Gusto” and “Tonight (I’m Loving’ You)” proved to be some of the crowd favourites. He also made a lot of his followers’ night by dancing and singing with them onstage and accepting their gifts including an Enrique Iglesias trophy, bouquet of flowers and UAE flag. The superstar who wore his signature white tee and baseball cap closed the show with a sexy rendition of “Hero.”
A special shout out to my favourite PR girls at Katch International for pulling off another fantastic event. You guys are truly rock stars! Bravo, and congratulations.