A Piano Goes Flying at the Justin Bieber Concert in Dubai
Bieber Fever hit an all-time high when the young superstar hit the stage in Dubai for a two night gig, May 4th and 5th, for his “Believe” world tour. The tour, which he started in September, has seemed to plague the pop star from the beginning, with confrontations with German immigration over his pet monkey to speculation that Anne Frank, if alive today, would have been a “Belieber”, he been the centre of controversy . It has been rumored that the government of Oman, a conservative Islamic nation, had cancelled his tour stop there due to what they considered to be indecent photographs of him, shirtless, posted on the internet.
All went well in the first night of the Justin Bieber Concert in Dubai, except for the fact that it was two hours late in getting started. But all seemed forgiven once the party started, and his young fans swooned to all their favorite Bieber hits.
Night two was a different story, and Justin was back in the spotlight again. For the second night in a row, the concert was two hours late in getting started. Midway through the concert, a fan ran onto the stage and grabbed the teenage heart throb from behind as he performed “Believe” on the grand piano. The motive for the fan’s behavior is uncertain, with speculation ranging from the fan being upset about the two hour delay to the idea that the fan just wanted a hug. But what happened next turned into pure mayhem.
In the event, caught on video, it appears that the overzealous security guards, in their attempt to corral the young fan, tackled him to the ground with such force that they knocked the grand piano over, and it fell off its pedestal. Fortunately Justin had already managed to free himself and had run to the side of the stage. He continued his performance while security dragged the young man off the stage and lifted the piano back up on to the platform.
Fortunately for Justin, after his recent bout of bad press, this episode probably helped him more than it hurt. His reaction was purely professional, taking just a three-minute break before returning to the stage to sing “Boyfriend” and “Baby”. It was clear that he was committed to keeping the concert going for his fans. He later tweeted, “Dubai. Nothing stops the show. 2 more to go.”
So even though they were two hours late getting started, and a piano went flying at the Justin Bieber Concert in Dubai, the 19 year-old superstar’s reputation and popularity are soaring higher than ever in this city.
Anybody who has experienced the nightlife of the marvelous city of Dubai certainly knows how amazing it truly is. And such a great nightlife would not have been possible if it were not for the fact that the city is packed with some of the best bars and night clubs of the whole world. In fact, most tourists would agree with the fact that spending a night at Dubai comes in the lives of only a few lucky individuals.
The nightlife in the mega city of Dubai has gained prominence in the mid 1990s. This was a critical point in the history of the city since, at that time, the city was being compared with the likes of other great cities such as New York, Berlin and Ibiza. Dubai is even more vibrant than those cities; not surprisingly, it is often said that this city never sleeps.
Only a handful of the clubs in Dubai remain open after 3 AM in the night. Most would close way before even though they are eager to welcome the crowd of all-nighters. The clubs roll in music throughout the only before 3 AM. They are usually draped in darkness when the music plays. However, right when the clock strikes at 3, the whole interior is lightened up, taking all the visitors by surprise.
The reason for the early closing of the clubs is simple; the authorities of the cities have strictly asked them to close before 3 AM. The restrictions are even more stringent during the holy month of Ramadan. Most of the clubs remain closed for the whole month. However, a few do stay open but they usually do not allow the opportunity of music or dance during that time.
Apart from the Ramadan month, the nightclubs in Dubai bask in great music and dance, making them as vibrant as those in other cities like New York. In fact, many DJs who are popular throughout the work often come to the night clubs, adding to their spark. For instance, DJ Tiesto, Paul van Dyke, Eric Morillo, Hed Kandi, Groove Armada, Ferry Corsten, DJ Krafty Kuts and Schiller from Peppermint Club are just a few of the famous DJs who visit the night clubs of Dubai on a regular basis.
Before the advent of 2000, no visitor had to pay even a center to enter a night club or a bar in this great city. However, afterwards, the popularity of the city has drastically increased and so has the number of both tourists and local residents. This means most of the clubs in the city are not able to accommodate all the people. As a result, they have found a solution to the problem – by asking for a charge to enter the clubs. Most clubs would usually charge around 50 dirhams for an entry to the club; the more popular clubs would charge more (up to 100 dirhams). However, this is the price for only normal entry and would include only one or two drinks. If people want to enjoy more, such as ask for DJs, they will have to pay as much as 200 dirhams.
A few of the nightclubs do offer entry for absolutely free. But this is usually offered only during weeknights. Moreover, the clubs usually favor women to men when it comes to offering free entries; men usually have to pay a charge almost every time they want to enter a night club.
Thursdays and Fridays are the two days of the week when the night clubs in Dubai stay the most busy. This is because the current Dubai weekends are on Fridays and Saturdays; so, most people go out to chill after a stressful week on Thursdays.
Considering the large crowd of tourists and residents in the city, it is not hard to imagine that a visitor will have a lot of trouble in entering a club even if he or she is willing to pay extra dirhams for that. This is even tougher for single men or men who come in groups than for women or couples. As a result, while they are waiting in the queue to get into the club, wise men usually persuade other single women to act as if they are couples – so that they have a higher chance of getting in.
Most sophisticated clubs in Dubai allow in only people who are on their lists. And to prevent people whose names are not on the list, the clubs employ a number of strong, strict men. As a result, the best way to get into a night club of Dubai is to book in advance a table and perhaps a bottle; the bottle alone costs several hundred dollars.
On the other hands, other clubs – when faced with a crowd larger than its capacity – randomly choose which people they want to let in and which they do not. However, there is usually no bias – such as racism – in choosing the visitor. However, men who are wearing local dresses (such as kandooras and dishdashas) and women who are wearing abayas will generally not be allowed to enter the clubs. This is not because of racism but rather the fact that the law does not allow people to enter clubs or bars while they are wearing local dresses. It is also common to find that most clubs do not allow Muslim people to enter the clubs during the holy month of Ramadan.
Dubai is one of the most popular megacities in the world, and for good reason. After all, the city is home to some of the world’s most finest night clubs and bars. If people stay busy with all the sights and shopping malls of the city during the day, the night clubs and the bars make them stay similarly occupied in the night. As a result, over the last decade, millions of tourists have visited the city, and they continue to come here for more entertainment.
Dubai is a gorgeous city on its own – thanks to its tall, gigantic yet stylish towers, elegant marinas, desert, beach fronts and cranes – all of which are unique to the city and represent its true identity. As a result, the city is full of wonderful views. By just looking at the city, a tourist can stay busy for hours and wonder how much more the city will develop in the years ahead.
Most of the bars have realized this, and as a result, many of them now offer their guests the chance to enjoy the views. Here is a list of the top 6 bars with exceptional views:
1. Burj Khalifa:
The Burj Khalifa holds the title of being the highest standpoint of the city. As a result, it undoubtedly provides the most clear view of the entire city – among all other night bars. In order to enjoy the view, the visitors must travel to the 124th floor, where there is an observatory deck. It is through this deck that people can have a view of Dubai. The Burj Khalifa is also home the Hotel Armani, which is also located in the 124th floor; in this hotel, people can satisfy themselves with a fine meal.
2. Al Dawaar:
It is located at the Hyatt Regency, which can be found on Al Khaleej Road, Deira. The Al Dawaar represents the sole revolving bar of the city. By rotating, the offers a range of views to its guests. As a result, people can enjoy the views of the entire city at different angles. However, people must be careful since the floor rotates as well; so, any person who is not careful enough can lost their balance easily.
3. Eclipse Bar:
This bar is located at the Intercontinental Hotel, which is found in Festival City. This bar is located at the 26th floor of the hotel. The bar is mainly famous for providing exceptional view of the skyline of the city. In addition, the bar is gorgeously designed that is a fusion of modern styles and dark tones. It also offers a range of classic champagnes.
4. Vu’s Bar:
This bar is located at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower. It occupies a space on the 51st floor, which is high enough for providing an excellent view of the entire city. The experience is greatly improved by the bar’s other offerings – such as haute cuisine, classic drinks, elegant atmosphere and marvelous service.
5. Skyview Bar:
This bar is located at the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab. The bar provides a rich atmosphere to its guests and a range of expensive cocktails. However, the best thing about the bar is the fact that visitors can enjoy great views of Dubai. And why not? After all, the bar is located at a height of 200 meters from the sea level. It is situated just opposite to the Al Muntaha restaurant. The bar is also perfect for having drinks after dinner – thanks to its excellent environment.
6. The Observatory:
This bar is located at the 52nd floor of The Harbour Hotel and Residence. From here people can enjoy the views of all the skyscrapers of the city. Moreover, they can easily watch the yachts sail across the Dubai Marina. The view is completed with the inclusion of the Palm Jumeirah.