Katy Perry to ring in 2018 with Abu Dhabi gig

Katy Perry
Updated 07 November 2017
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Katy Perry to ring in 2018 with Abu Dhabi gig

JEDDAH: Katy Perry will ring in the New Year’s Eve with her Abu Dhabi debut performance on Dec. 31 at the du Arena, Yas Island.
The pop superstar’s New Year’s Eve concert with its glittering stage set and her eclectic edge is sure to delight her fans in the UAE. The event is presented by du Live! and organized by FLASH Entertainment in association with the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi and Yas Island, an award-winning entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi.
Tickets start at 350 dirhams ($95) and will go on sale from Wednesday at ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
Perry released her fourth studio album “Witness” this year which debuted at No. 1 in the US. The lead single, “Chained To The Rhythm,” set the record for the biggest first day Spotify streams by a female artist, and is now certified platinum, with over one billion streams worldwide.


Jordan gets its first female boots on Everest summit

Updated 26 May 2019
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Jordan gets its first female boots on Everest summit

  • Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh also became first Arab woman to scale the world’s highest mountain from its northern side
  • Shelleh previously summited Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, as well as Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus, and Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro

DUBAI: Dubai-based mountaineer Dolores Shelleh became the first Jordanian woman to scale mount Everest this week, as well as being the first Arab woman to scale the world’s highest mountain from its northern side.

“By scaling Mt. Everest from the North Col, I intended to highlight the message of embracing more sustainable practices and to promote the use of renewable energy as well as reinforce the need to follow healthy lifestyles in harmony with nature,” Shelleh said.

“The challenge I undertook was particularly arduous as the North Col of Mt. Everest route called for more technical climbing and the weather conditions were windier and chillier. With the support and blessings of my family, friends and my co-residents in The Sustainable City, I was able to accomplish the task,” she added.

Shelleh’s climb was sponsored by The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, found in the UAE.

Shelleh previously summited Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, as well as Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus, and Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.