Moments ago, Arabian Business exclsuively revealed that US pop sensation, Rihanna, is to perform at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse.
Meydan commercial director, Mohammad Nasser Al Khayat, told Arabian Business at Cityscape Global 2012 that an official announcement on the "Umbrella" star's performance in the emirate was imminent, without indicating when Rihanna would be playing.
Meydan, according to Al Khayat, is lining up a series of high profile concerts for next year in a bid to turn up the heat on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina, which in recent months has boasted gigs from the likes of Madonna, Paul McCartney and Elton John. Hip hop performer Eminem will headline next month's Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, alongside heavy metal group Nickelback, further cementing the UAE capital's reputation for live music.
US rapper 50 Cent, known for smash hits like "In Da Club," is pencilled in to play at Meydan on 19 October, as part of the Atelier Live Music Festival.