After a prolonged absence of five years, global music sensation Beyoncé returned to the stage in a dazzling performance at the newly-opened Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai. The concert, which was held as part of the hotel's "Grand Reveal" weekend celebration, reportedly commanded a staggering fee of $24 million.
Despite strict prohibitions on recording or photography, footage and images from the event quickly circulated on social media. The concert, which lasted for an hour, featured a lineup of the artist's biggest hits, including "At Last" by Etta James, "Beautiful Liar," "Halo," "Crazy in Love," and others.
The singer's daughter Blue Ivy also made a special appearance on stage, while her husband Jay-Z, and parents Tina and Matthew Knowles were among the privileged few in attendance.
Blue Ivy and Beyonce performing “BROWN SKIN GIRL”.
An Exclusive Affair
The concert was an exclusive affair, with guests personally invited to the event and treated to a two-night stay at the luxurious new hotel.
The weekend's festivities included a host of exclusive events in addition to Beyoncé's spellbinding performance, such as a special dining experience with celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal, Jose Andres, and Nobu Matsuhisa, nightly parties and celebrations, morning adventures at Aquaventure, the world's largest waterpark, a star-studded red carpet, and an awe-inspiring fireworks display.
As part of the grand opening weekend, model and entrepreneur Kendall Jenner also hosted a launch party for her tequila brand "drink818" at the Atlantis The Royal, drawing in celebrities such as Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck.
"This three act project was recorded over three years during the pandemic.
A time to be still, but also a time I found to be the most creative. Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving.
My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration."Beyoncé said earlier, referring to her album "Renaissance," which was released in July of last year, reports YahooNews. The event was also marked by dinners from famous chefs such as Jose Andres, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Mich Turner.
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