Concert Photography

- Pop princess plays to capacity crowd of F1 ticket holders and guests on Yas Island.

- In same evening, Maya Diab, CeeLo Green, Missy Elliott and Hani El Omary rocked the free Beats on the Beach festival stage on the Corniche


- Even more excitement ahead for race ticket holder as Nickelback and Eminem set to perform at the last two After-Race Concerts


Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 3rd, 2012: Thrilling fans with a glittering performance, Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue opened the first of the Yasalam After-Race Concerts at du Arena, Yas Island. Meanwhile at the Beats on the Beach Festival, Maya Diab, CeeLo Green, Missy Elliott and Hani El Omary kept fans at the Corniche dancing to the beat all night long.


Performing classic songs including ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ and ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’, Kylie had a capacity crowd ‘spinning around’ for the hour and a half long set. Supported by a cast of multi-coloured, feather-trimmed backing dancers, the Grammy Award-winning artist impressed concert-goers with a glamorous and high energy performance.

Long-time Abu Dhabi resident, Suzanna Jebbitt said: “Kylie looked amazing on stage. I loved the performance because she stayed faithful to her roots with her classic tracks, but mixed it up a bit with her new songs as well. I had a fantastic night with my friends, we were dancing all night!”

UAE residents were certainly spoilt for choice last night with another equally dazzling pop princess taking the stage at the Beats on the Beach Festival. Maya Diab, the stunning Lebanese songstress, performed to enthusiastic crowds and was a delight for both eyes and ears.

Swiftly following her set, CeeLo Green delivered a fantastic show, complete with high-tech DJ effects and lasers which lit up Al Sahil beach. CeeLo performed tracks including ‘Crazy’ and ‘Forget You’, which will certainly live long in the audience’s memory. One of the world’s most renowned female rappers, Missy Elliott, stormed the stage afterwards, signaling the end of another successful Beats on the Beach Festival.

One of the concert-goers at Al Sahil Beach, Hussain Mohamed, commented: “I love how much Abu Dhabi comes alive at this time of year. Maya Diab was wonderful and I’m looking forward to next year already.”


Canadian rockers, Nickelback will take to the stage tonight while legendary rapper, Eminem, will close the Yasalam After-Race Concerts on Sunday evening, exclusively for F1 ticket holders.


The Yasalam festival started on October 25th and will come to an end on November 4th, having provided entertainment at the Corniche, across the city, and on Yas Island. Live performances take place at du Arena on race weekend, exclusively for F1™ race ticket holders only. The full Yasalam programme is available to view at


The 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is being held at Yas Marina Circuit on November this weekend. Tickets can be purchased from

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