Review: Katy Perry's Dubai Airshow concert
It’s not every day that Katy Perry jets into Dubai for a special concert on The Palm with Atlantis as a backdrop. Sadly for Katy Perry’s die-hard KatyCats, the concert wasn’t open to the public, however Ahlan! was lucky enough to crack an invite to the Dubai Airshow gala dinner.
Kicking off the show with hit single Roar, the show was practically a Katy Perry greatest hits compilation. Hot off the heels of her Prismatic world tour, the show was a condensed version of the show. In fact, the entire set list was identical to the tour that ended last month, minus all the non-singles and costume changes. The set list included This Is How We Do, Birthday, Wide Awake, Part Of Me, California Girls, E.T. and of course, I Kissed A Girl.
Besides a magnificent performance, Katy dazzled guests with her quirky personality. “This weather is certainly warmer than where I come from, and I’m from California,” she told the audience. At one point Katy even got into the crowd, much to the delight of the VIP guests, to dedicate hit single Birthday to a lucky audience member. “Have you ever had a pop star dedicate an entire song to your birthday?” she asked a lucky guest who was celebrating his 48th birthday.
While there were no major costume changes, Katy did change into a gorgeous gown for the Firework encore at the end. And as expected, as the song ended, the Dubai skyline lit up in a magnificent fireworks display.
We might not have been treated to the entire Prismatic world tour in the UAE, but the little taster we got last night was more than enough to keep us happy until she hits the road again.