Mariah Carey vows to woo Dubai with performance

Pop star Mariah Carey, who landed in Dubai on Monday 13 years after her last visit, visited Downtown Dubai on Tuesday to check out the Burj Khalifa.

The singer, who headlines the second night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival on February 23 (Thursday), was accompanied by her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka, reported Gulf News tabloid!

The couple arrived in a red Bentley and walked to the foot of the Burj Khalifa where they happily posed for waiting photographers, the report said.

Carey in an earlier interview had said that she was going to bring “the fun and glamour” to her Dubai show.

“I couldn’t be happier to be back in Dubai after all of these years,” she reportedly said.

Carey, who last performed in the city in 2004, would spend an extra two days to explore the Emirates, Gulf News tabloid! had earlier quoted the singer’s UAE hosts as saying.

“We are putting the finishing touches to a fun and cultural experience in the desert where Mariah and her party will visit the falcons, camels and spend time in the desert camp.

We are also planning a visit to the Gold Souq should time permit. She is staying for three nights in total so our team is here to en-sure that aside from having enough rest and preparation for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, that she also has a memorable visit,” they reportedly said.

Tickets to see Mariah Carey at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival on February 23 start at Dh395 on ticketmaster.ae, reported Gulf News.

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