Thomas Ovesen

This is the guy to thank for some of the UAE’s biggest concerts yet, including Ed Sheeran, J-Lo and, yes, Justin Bieber
Thursday , 29 March 2018
Thomas Ovesen
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Thomas Ovesen
  • I put on some of the biggest concerts, events and festivals and now I am tasked with filling the new Dubai Arena with the best in entertainment when the amazing, state- of-the-art 17,000-capacity indoor venue opens at City Walk in early 2019.
  • My biggest achievement in 2017 was bringing record- breaking and award-winning shows to Dubai, with artists like Guns ‘N’ Roses, Bryan Adams, Justin Bieber, J-Lo, Elton John and Ed Sheeran – more than 125,000 guests through the turnstiles.
  • I also really proud to have put on the second edition of Fiesta De Los Muertos, the newest music festival in the region and a really cool Halloween-themed event with some amazing artists like Major Lazer, Gorillaz, Joe Jonas and DNCE, and, of course, the already legendary Mariachis.
  • The UAE has been my home, base, safe haven and partner for almost 20 years.
  • People who get things done and don’t need to compromise on ethics, morals and being a good person to achieve amazing results – that’s who inspires me.
  • Best advice? If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

Photo location: Dubai Arena