Award-winning artist Katy Perry  wowed her Dubai fans this week at the closing ceremony of the World Parachuting Championships with a high energy performance of the set-list from the “The California Dreams Tour.” The “Part of Me” singer zip lined onto the comic-strip themed stage in a bedazzled sky-diving suit and a parachute embroidered with her name . She waved at fans as she soared above them during her spectacular entrance, saying: “Just thought I’d drop in for a party.” Katy got the crowd going when she opened the show with her second single “Hot and Cold.” The singer sang everything her fans wanted to hear, including hit singles “Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls,” “Wide Awake” and “Firework,” all accompanied with high energy dance routines. Katy Perry fans were clearly visible  among the colorful crowd with many of them sporting bright blue and neon pink wigs much like the type Katy dons in her music videos. The crowd went wild when some lucky fans, which she called her “Katy Kats,” were invited on stage by Perry to dance along while she sang a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I wanna Dance with Somebody.”Perry, famous for her quirky and colorful outfits wore a leotard designed by Dubai-based designer Furne One. The all-in-one coordinated with the comic strip-themed set, particularly as it had embroidered shoulder caps designed to look like parachutes. Upon her arrival in Dubai, the star tweeted “@KatyPerry: Best news to hear after getting off a 15 hour flight: Grammy nomination for Wide Awake! Second best news: hot shower.” The singer was also nominated for a Grammy in 2010 with what she said was her favorite song “Firework.”After the incredible performance put on by Perry and her team the singer tweeted “@KatyPerry: Dubai, you've redefined the word magic in my dictionary, xo” Katy, who arrived in Dubai last Friday enjoyed a visit to the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa, as well as a trip to the desert, she later tweeted “@KatyPerry: I [heart]Dubai ,” with a photo of her posing with a camel. At the end of the gig, Katy said she was looking forward to returning to Dubai.
By LAILA RASHED