It's the news that will break teenage hearts - boy band One Direction  will not be playing in the UAE this year.
The social media rumour mill was in overdrive with claims that Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson would be jetting into the country to perform after the Australian leg of their ‘Take Me Home’ tour .
The heartthrobs are scheduled to play in Melbourne on Wednesday, October 30 - leaving space for a potential UAE gig that weekend as the band travel home to the UK.
However, according to Thomas Ovesen, COO of Dubai-based Done Events, there is “no chance of a One Direction Middle East gig this year”.
One Direction’s heavy 2013 touring schedule is believed to have put paid to that. With the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after-race concerts from Thursday, October 31, to Sunday, November 3, already announced – and 1D not on the bill – another music source said it would be “impossible” for the capital to also host the band that weekend.
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