Palm Jumeirah destination The Pointe has slowly begun welcoming visitors over the last few weeks, but what better way to say ‘we’re here’ than bringing an international heart throb to perform?
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No stranger to the region, Iglesias last performed here at the Dubai Jazz Festival in 2017. He’s also previously performed in Abu Dhabi over the Grand Prix weekend and headlined his own concert in 2012 at Dubai World Trade Center.
Ahead of his return to Dubai, we chatted to the star about his upcoming gig, travel essentials and New Year’s resolution.
What’s On: You’re heading back to Dubai to perform at The Pointe Palm Jumeirah this December, what is it you love about performing in Dubai?
Enrique Iglesias: The crowd there has this amazing energy which is contagious.
WO: What can we expect from your performance at The Pointe at Palm Jumeriah?
EI: Some new songs, some old. A night of dancing and fun. We have a great show planned with a lot of new production and surprises.
WO: If you’ve got any spare time while you’re in Dubai, what will you be getting up to?
EI: Time is always limited while on tour, but I will be sure to make time for some great meals. I am open to any suggestions of course.
WO: What do you never travel without?
EI: My phone is very important so I can stay in touch with family and friends back home, and also look at photos of my dogs [laughs]
WO: What are your plans for 2019?
EI: I have new music I will finally be ready to share, and lots of touring is being scheduled as well.
WO: Have you made a New Year’s resolution yet, if so, what is it?
EI: I haven’t really thought about that quite yet, but will definitely involve writing and recording new music.
The Pointe, the latest destination by master developer Nahkeel can be found at the tip of The Palm is already home to several exciting restaurants and a cinema, and will be home to around 70 shops and restaurants, as well as a brand new dancing fountain, when completed next year.
Enrique Iglesias at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, 4pm to 3am, Friday December 14, Dh150 with Dh115 redeemable at various dining outlets at The Pointe. ticketmaster.ae.
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