10/12/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Yet another A-list superstar has sung the praises of Dubai.Katy Perry appeared at the finale of the World Parachuting Championships in the emirate and she was clearly extremely impressed by what she saw.The singing sensation took to her official Twitter account to declare her love for the city."Dubai, you've redefined the word magic in my dictionary, xo," she tweeted.Perry's clear message will certainly travel far, as the songstress has nearly 30 million followers on the social networking site.She took to the stage at the Meydan Racecourse to bring an end to the prestigious competition on Saturday (December 8th).Although Perry - who is famous for hits such as Firework, Teenage Dream and Wide Awake - was the headline act, she was not the only star turn to perform at the closing ceremony.Usher was also on hand to wow the crowds at the Dubai venue in what turned out to be a gripping show.It seems that hardly a day goes by without some musical colossus announcing details of a live performance in the UAE.Jennifer Lopez held a concert in Dubai last month and she told Tabloid! that she had been eagerly anticipating her visit to the Gulf."We've been looking forward to coming to Dubai, I have to tell you, the whole time we've been on tour," she was quoted as saying.More and more musical acts are keen to put on shows in the Middle East, as it has become an increasingly lucrative market.A host of events are set to go ahead this month and in 2013, with the likes of Nicki Minaj and The Stone Roses scheduled to appear.Rapper 50 Cent was in Dubai recently and fellow hip hop icon Snoop Dogg is also putting on a special gig on New Year's Eve at the Meydan Racecourse.With so many top-class concerts in the pipeline, people who own apartments or hotels in the emirate are in for a very busy period, as fans are expected to flood into the UAE.