Press Release: Janet Jackson made the Yas Arena Dance

Press Release


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 14 October, 2011: Thousands of pop fans flocked to the Yas Arena on Thursday night to see the legendary Janet Jackson perform from her many number one smash hits.

The pop icon kicked off another outstanding season of Yas Island Show Weekends, bringing what has been hailed worldwide as her largest ever tour; Number Ones: Up Close and Personal.

Fans were taken on a trip down memory lane as the iconic megastar serenaded her supporters with her most popular number one hits including ‘Control’, ‘What Have You Done For Me Lately’, ‘Nasty’  ‘Miss You Much’, ‘Escapade’, ‘Again’ and ‘Love Will Never Do Without You’.

But it was the song which Janet Jackson had dedicated to Abu Dhabi, ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’, that had the crowd roaring. ‘I’m gonna take you to places you’ve never been before,’ she sang, leaving Fans in awe of one of contemporary music’s true icons.

 Audience quotes:


Jayme Gafford from Texas said “I’ve grown up with Janet and I’ve loved her music all my life. I’m so thrilled to be here this evening that I even dressed like her tonight!”

Nadine from Lebanon said “It’s so wonderful to be able to see Janet live, I love her music and her voice. That’s the beauty of living in Abu Dhabi.”

Shatha Al Romaithi, FLASH Entertainment spokesperson, said Janet Jackson’s show was merely the beginning of what would be one of the biggest Yas Island Show Weekend concert seasons ever.

“Janet Jackson’s concert last night took many of her adoring fans on a journey back in time and showed how her music still influences millions of young people around the world,” she said. “The Yas Island Show Weekends is about bringing quality and varied talent to the island. We now look forward to Metallica on Oct 25 without doubt one of the biggest shows of the year. We urge fans to buy soon as tickets are selling fast.”

The next concert of the season sees the biggest hard rock band in the world Metallica play Yas Arena on Tuesday October 25. Fan Pit tickets for this long awaited night of rock are almost sold out. General Admission tickets are still available but selling fast. Buy now at

Make it a Weekend. Make it a Yas Island Show Weekend. Plan your weekend at


Credits to:

Zeina Hallassou
Account Director


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