Published — Monday 6 May 2013
Last update 6 May 2013 3:33 am
DUBAI: Fans flew from all over the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, to watch teenage sensation Justin Bieber kick off the first of his two performances in Dubai on Saturday. The concert began to a chorus of boos from the 15,000 strong crowd as the singer arrived on stage two hours later than his scheduled start time of 8 p.m. Bieber arrived at the Sevens stadium in a Lamborghini at 9.30 p.m. and a ten minute countdown appeared on the screens. Dressed in an all-white ensemble, he looked very much like the pop sensation he is, as the excitement spread inside the 15,000-capacity venue.
“Dubai are you ready to have some fun tonight?” he asked as the screams got louder.
He started with his hit song “All Around the World” before launching into a medley of “One Time,” “Eenie Meenie” and “Somebody to Love.” Fans
“What’s up Dubai?” he managed after singing his second song, one of the few times he tried to connect with his adoring fans. “This is my first time in Dubai and I love you so much that I decided to add another day.”
“You guys don’t mind if I get a little comfortable?” he then asked, removing his jacket and revealing a white vest — cue more screams — before singing the mellow “Caching Feelings.” watched home videos of the star as a young kid playing the drums, as well as footage of him getting his famous haircut.
He waited until his encore to perform fan favorites, “Boyfriend” and “Baby,” to huge screams from the audience. And to many Beliebers, that made up for everything.