Mariah Carey is coming to Dubai for the Jazz Fest (yes, really)

We Belong Together, Honey, Hero, All I Want for Christmas is You… get ready to sing along, Mimi is coming to Dubai…

She has one of the most distinctive voices in modern music due to her ability to tumble and cartwheel around her five octave vocal range, and yes, Mariah Carey is coming to Dubai.

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Why? Well, we can hardly believe it but she’s coming to the UAE next year for the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Fest – she’s now in the 26th year of her stellar career, and Carey is the third best-selling female artist of all time.

She’s sold more than 220 million records, and has has 18 number one singles (more than any other artist in history), including this one:

She famously sleeps in a room with 20 humidifiers to protect her most precious asset, her voice, and Mariah Carey will be performing on the second night of the Dubai Jazz Festival – on Thursday February 23, while Enrique Iglesias is already confirmed for the last night, Friday February 24.

Who’s playing on the first night, the Wednesday? We don’t know yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

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Not only does Mariah Carey possess a superstar vocal range, she’s also a songwriter, having penned many of her hits, including Fantasy, Always Be My Baby, We Belong Together and One Sweet Day. Here’s the latter – it’s karaoke gold:

Carey has won 21 AMAs, 14 Billboard Music Awards and five Grammy Awards and is well known for her use of the hard-to-pull-off whistle register, aka the highest register that the human voice can achieve.

While her hits range from the ’90s to today, most recently Carey has been putting on a residency show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Want to know what she’s sounding like live these days? Here she is at her recent Vegas residency:

She also just put out a special album featuring all 18 of her Billboard Hot 100 number one singles #1 to Infinity – the album included a new tune, Infinity: 

She’s just announced a world tour too, running from March 2016, and spanning 27 dates, with shows ranging from Mexico to South Africa (so yes, those of us in Dubai will be seeing her live before the rest of the globe!).

Oh, and those of you who are fans of the E! channel will know that she’s got a new show coming out on the Kardashian-heavy channel called Mariah’s World (we’re expecting great things).

Tickets to Mariah will go on sale at 12pm today (Tuesday December 6). How much will they cost you? Well the standard tickets are Dhs395, Golden Circle Dhs795, Fan Pit Dhs995 and VIP Deck Dhs1,595. You can buy your tickets here.

In the meantime we’ll leave you with this piece of retro goodness:

Media City Ampitheatre, February 22 to February 24. For more info see website.

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