7 Wicked Acts That Might Just Come To The UAE In 2018 To Perform


It’s the start of a new year, and there’s so much to look forward to. 

Last year saw some of the best and most popular artists from around the globe perform in the UAE – including Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, P!nk, Kygo and Katy Perry. 

And this year, we’re already getting excited for the huge host of acts coming next month for RedFestDXB. 

But what else is coming? Here are a few thoughts from our team on who might be coming to the UAE’s concert stadiums. 

1. Taylor Swift

Tay-Tay loves a tour, and this year sees her Reputation World Tour begin in May in Arizona, US and will see 51 shows globally, ending in Auckland, NZ in November… just in time for the UAE’s huge music season to kick off. 

The question is, is the UAE ready for it? 

2. The Killers

They’re set for an Australia tour, and Dubai/the UAE tends to come as a stop-over on the way back home at the beginning or end of a tour of Australia or Asia. 

They’re in America now, then will head to Europe, South America, New Zealand and Australia throughout the next six months, so we can hope there’s time for a UAE concert thrown in there. 

3. Justin Timberlake 

He’s just released his funky new song, ‘Filthy’, and is touring North America in March and April. 

He previously performed in 2014 at du Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi but you never know – he could be due for a Dubai appearance!  

4. Macklemore 

He came to du Arena back in 2014 too (in the Good Old Days) – and is currently readying to rock the stages in Australia before popping over to the UK for some gigs. 

It’s all part of his Gemini tour, which has already blitzed through North America. 

5. Harry Styles 

With a 60-strong show tour coming up starting on March 11, Styles will be jetting from Europe to Australasia, then to Asia and South America and up to North America in a MASSIVE world tour. 

He hasn’t performed in the UAE since he was one fifth of One Direction. 

While no UAE date is listed, there’s always a chance. 

6. Bruno Mars 

With his 24K Magic World Tour which is concluding in London’s Hyde Park on July 14. It has been going on since March 2017, so will be more than 16 months of concerts – he’d be remiss to NOT come to the UAE in that time…right? 

7. Imagine Dragons 

Already fans of the UAE, when the band shot the music video for their hit, ‘Thunder’ in and around Dubai, Imagine Dragons know what it’s all about. 

And thanks to a 2018 tour from January-August, they just might make Dubai a pitstop on the way? 

Who do you want to see? 


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