Dubai sweats it out with Bieber fever as teen star 'believes' UAE-style!

Published May 2nd, 2013 - 13:35 GMT

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From monkeys in Munich to lateness in London and accusations of inappropriateness at Anne Frank’s in Amsterdam, Justin Bieber’s international ‘Believe’ tour has already served up more star-quality drama than anyone could have anticipated.

But for those of you thinking that the 19-year-old Canadian pop sensation must have maxed out on outlandish antics, think again!

As he makes his way to the Mideast ready for his double date with Dubai this weekend, you can be sure that Justin is packing a whole new load of drama. Continue reading below »

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In April, Dubai teen Neha Sayed couldn’t believe her luck when she was named the UAE’s ‘Ultimate Belieber,’ in a Virgin Radio competition. She is now only hours away from picking up the dream prize of meeting the heartthrob in person. Neha gushed: “You read and dream about these things but you never, ever think it’ll be you.”
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8In April, Dubai teen Neha Sayed couldn’t believe her luck when she was named the UAE’s ‘Ultimate Belieber,’ in a Virgin Radio competition. She is now only hours away from picking up the dream prize of meeting the heartthrob in person. Neha gushed: “You read and dream about these things but you never, ever think it’ll be you.”

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Booking out an entire Dubai golf course for himself is par for the course when it comes to Justin’s international tour. The teen pop sensation and his entourage will be teeing off in privacy for two whole days, meaning that any ga-ga golfing will be strictly secret!
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8Booking out an entire Dubai golf course for himself is par for the course when it comes to Justin’s international tour. The teen pop sensation and his entourage will be teeing off in privacy for two whole days, meaning that any ga-ga golfing will be strictly secret!

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Want those moves like Bieber? Go to Dubai! Just hours before the first of his Dubai gigs on Saturday, Justin’s choreographer and dancers are putting on a special dance workshop at Diverse Studios, offering Beliebers the opportunity to learn how to shake it like their idol.
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8Want those moves like Bieber? Go to Dubai! Just hours before the first of his Dubai gigs on Saturday, Justin’s choreographer and dancers are putting on a special dance workshop at Diverse Studios, offering Beliebers the opportunity to learn how to shake it like their idol.

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I’m a Belieber! Norwegian mega-fans showed just how far they’d go to see their idol in the flesh when they agreed to ‘convert to Islam’ for a shot at winning gig tickets. The TV stunt, which saw two teenage fans don the hijab and recite an Islamic statement of belief, faced a barrage of criticism.
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Image 4 of 8:  4 / 8I’m a Belieber! Norwegian mega-fans showed just how far they’d go to see their idol in the flesh when they agreed to ‘convert to Islam’ for a shot at winning gig tickets. The TV stunt, which saw two teenage fans don the hijab and recite an Islamic statement of belief, faced a barrage of criticism.

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He might not have arrived yet but Bieber has already caused a splash in Dubai, booking an entire water park for himself. According to reports, Justin’s camp has asked two of the UAE’s top water parks to let him get wet and wild away from the papps.
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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8He might not have arrived yet but Bieber has already caused a splash in Dubai, booking an entire water park for himself. According to reports, Justin’s camp has asked two of the UAE’s top water parks to let him get wet and wild away from the papps.

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Drop him like he’s hot! Oman cancelled Bieber’s Muscat gig after he was deemed too sexy for the Islamic country. Hardline Muslim leaders feared for the ‘moral health’ of Oman’s women if the show went ahead. Meanwhile, the gig’s sponsor, HI FM, received bomb threats and warnings that the venue of the concert would be besieged.
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Image 6 of 8:  6 / 8Drop him like he’s hot! Oman cancelled Bieber’s Muscat gig after he was deemed too sexy for the Islamic country. Hardline Muslim leaders feared for the ‘moral health’ of Oman’s women if the show went ahead. Meanwhile, the gig’s sponsor, HI FM, received bomb threats and warnings that the venue of the concert would be besieged.

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Word has it that Bieber will be dropping big bucks on a plush pad in Dubai. After splashing out a whopping $6.5 million on his first ever home in sunny California last year, the UAE’s Beliebers can’t wait to see if Justin really will be digging deep in his pockets for some serious real estate in Dubai.
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8Word has it that Bieber will be dropping big bucks on a plush pad in Dubai. After splashing out a whopping $6.5 million on his first ever home in sunny California last year, the UAE’s Beliebers can’t wait to see if Justin really will be digging deep in his pockets for some serious real estate in Dubai.

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Bieber fever has swept across the UAE since September when tickets for his May concert went on sale. In one day, a whopping 6,000 fans pre-registered for a chance to see the 19-year-old star perform live. And with too many fans, too little time, he ended up adding an extra night in the UAE to keep his Beliebers happy.
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8Bieber fever has swept across the UAE since September when tickets for his May concert went on sale. In one day, a whopping 6,000 fans pre-registered for a chance to see the 19-year-old star perform live. And with too many fans, too little time, he ended up adding an extra night in the UAE to keep his Beliebers happy.

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In April, Dubai teen Neha Sayed couldn’t believe her luck when she was named the UAE’s ‘Ultimate Belieber,’ in a Virgin Radio competition. She is now only hours away from picking up the dream prize of meeting the heartthrob in person. Neha gushed: “You read and dream about these things but you never, ever think it’ll be you.”

Image 1 of 8In April, Dubai teen Neha Sayed couldn’t believe her luck when she was named the UAE’s ‘Ultimate Belieber,’ in a Virgin Radio competition. She is now only hours away from picking up the dream prize of meeting the heartthrob in person. Neha gushed: “You read and dream about these things but you never, ever think it’ll be you.”

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Booking out an entire Dubai golf course for himself is par for the course when it comes to Justin’s international tour. The teen pop sensation and his entourage will be teeing off in privacy for two whole days, meaning that any ga-ga golfing will be strictly secret!

Image 2 of 8Booking out an entire Dubai golf course for himself is par for the course when it comes to Justin’s international tour. The teen pop sensation and his entourage will be teeing off in privacy for two whole days, meaning that any ga-ga golfing will be strictly secret!

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Want those moves like Bieber? Go to Dubai! Just hours before the first of his Dubai gigs on Saturday, Justin’s choreographer and dancers are putting on a special dance workshop at Diverse Studios, offering Beliebers the opportunity to learn how to shake it like their idol.

Image 3 of 8Want those moves like Bieber? Go to Dubai! Just hours before the first of his Dubai gigs on Saturday, Justin’s choreographer and dancers are putting on a special dance workshop at Diverse Studios, offering Beliebers the opportunity to learn how to shake it like their idol.

4

I’m a Belieber! Norwegian mega-fans showed just how far they’d go to see their idol in the flesh when they agreed to ‘convert to Islam’ for a shot at winning gig tickets. The TV stunt, which saw two teenage fans don the hijab and recite an Islamic statement of belief, faced a barrage of criticism.

Image 4 of 8I’m a Belieber! Norwegian mega-fans showed just how far they’d go to see their idol in the flesh when they agreed to ‘convert to Islam’ for a shot at winning gig tickets. The TV stunt, which saw two teenage fans don the hijab and recite an Islamic statement of belief, faced a barrage of criticism.

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He might not have arrived yet but Bieber has already caused a splash in Dubai, booking an entire water park for himself. According to reports, Justin’s camp has asked two of the UAE’s top water parks to let him get wet and wild away from the papps.

Image 5 of 8He might not have arrived yet but Bieber has already caused a splash in Dubai, booking an entire water park for himself. According to reports, Justin’s camp has asked two of the UAE’s top water parks to let him get wet and wild away from the papps.

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Drop him like he’s hot! Oman cancelled Bieber’s Muscat gig after he was deemed too sexy for the Islamic country. Hardline Muslim leaders feared for the ‘moral health’ of Oman’s women if the show went ahead. Meanwhile, the gig’s sponsor, HI FM, received bomb threats and warnings that the venue of the concert would be besieged.

Image 6 of 8Drop him like he’s hot! Oman cancelled Bieber’s Muscat gig after he was deemed too sexy for the Islamic country. Hardline Muslim leaders feared for the ‘moral health’ of Oman’s women if the show went ahead. Meanwhile, the gig’s sponsor, HI FM, received bomb threats and warnings that the venue of the concert would be besieged.

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Word has it that Bieber will be dropping big bucks on a plush pad in Dubai. After splashing out a whopping $6.5 million on his first ever home in sunny California last year, the UAE’s Beliebers can’t wait to see if Justin really will be digging deep in his pockets for some serious real estate in Dubai.

Image 7 of 8Word has it that Bieber will be dropping big bucks on a plush pad in Dubai. After splashing out a whopping $6.5 million on his first ever home in sunny California last year, the UAE’s Beliebers can’t wait to see if Justin really will be digging deep in his pockets for some serious real estate in Dubai.

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Bieber fever has swept across the UAE since September when tickets for his May concert went on sale. In one day, a whopping 6,000 fans pre-registered for a chance to see the 19-year-old star perform live. And with too many fans, too little time, he ended up adding an extra night in the UAE to keep his Beliebers happy.

Image 8 of 8Bieber fever has swept across the UAE since September when tickets for his May concert went on sale. In one day, a whopping 6,000 fans pre-registered for a chance to see the 19-year-old star perform live. And with too many fans, too little time, he ended up adding an extra night in the UAE to keep his Beliebers happy.

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He might not have touched down but Bieber fever has already well and truly hit the UAE, with megafans fighting for the chance to meet their idol and doing just about anything to grab a glimpse of the star.

And it looks like Justin is hoping for a weekend of VIP treatment and fun in the sun, with a private golf course and water park already booked out for him and his entourage.

As we get ready for Bieber’s arrival, here’s a taste of the drama the teen star has already unleashed on Dubai.



What do you think Bieber will get up to in Dubai? Is the Middle East ready for the star’s outlandish antics? Share your comments with us below!

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