Beyoncé returned to action on Saturday, performing at the music superstar’s first concert since 2018 at Dubai’s luxury hotel Atlantis, The Royal.
Beyoncé played for an hour, opening with her version of Etta James’ classic “At Last.” The set also included “Halo”, “Crazy in Love”, “Flaws and All” and “Be Alive”.
According to TMZ, Beyoncé reportedly received $24 million for her performance at an invite-only event at this luxury resort. It was part of the celebration of
Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy, 11, showed off her 2021 Grammy-winning collaboration with her mother, ‘Brown Skin Girl,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Grammy-winning star was backed by Firdaus, a 48-member all-female orchestra, and Mayyas, a Lebanese dance troupe that won Best of Show on the reality show America’s Got Talent.
According to an account provided by the hotel, Beyoncé rose 16 feet above the “performance fountain,” Skyblaze, as she performed her 2014 Top 10 hit “Drunk in Love” to close out the show.
Among the audience included model Kendall Jenner and actress Ellen Pompeo. Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z. Her parents, Tina Knowles Lawson and Matthew Knowles. Her three children were also on hand.
The performance was followed by fireworks and a drone show. Swedish House Mafia perform at the afterparty.
The hotel will officially open on February 10th. According to Arabian Business, Beyoncé is staying in the hotel’s “Royal Mansion.”