Sponsored content: The superstar singer is performing on Yas Island at the du Arena on December 31 and there’s many reasons to make it a family affair. What’s more, we’ve got TWO GOLDEN CIRCLE tickets to her gig in Abu Dhabi to give away to one lucky reader and a friend or partner

Earlier this month in Cleveland, Katy Perry, one of the biggest names in pop music, played a game of basketball on stage with the dad of one of her young fans, just before performing her hit Swish Swish. On the same night, she asked another teen fan to join her on stage to wish upon a star. They’re just two examples of how Perry likes to do things a little differently – you’d be forgiven for thinking most concerts are aimed at those of us aged 18 and up, but Katy doesn’t see it that way. Not only is she a talented songstress, she’s also a clever one – she embraces and includes the teens who love her live shows and soaring vocals just as much as us adults.

Those two moments of fun and crowd interaction in Ohio are also great examples of what fans can expect when the pop legend sees in the New Year at the du Arena on Yas Island, and they’re great reasons why you should take the kids along to see her live with you on December 31. But they’re not the only ones. From cheap taxi fares to world-class facilities and the promise of fireworks, here’s why you should take all the family with you to ring in 2018.

You can save money on tickets

If you’re a family of four, there are savings a-plenty to be had. You can buy general admission ticket bundles – four tickets will only set you back Dhs1,000.

The du Arena is a kid-friendly venue

There’s plenty of food and drinks stalls serving inside, and the du Arena is legendary for offering an open-air evening of outdoor music and fun. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the current pleasant weather with family and friends.

Coming from Dubai? It’s dead easy to make a weekend of it

If you don’t live in Abu Dhabi and don’t want tired kids dozing off in the car on the long drive home, then we suggest you make a weekend of it by staying in the capital. Hotel packages are available at ntravel.ae, starting from Dhs800.

Remove the hassle of getting there – hire a Careem

The du Arena doesn’t suffer from the same delays as other venues in the UAE with regards to getting home afterwards and it’s dead easy to book a Careem to and from the gig. As well as getting there in safety and not having to worry about parking, you’ll also save cash. Careem are offering discounts on rides to the du Arena on the night.

Speaking of saving cash….

Purchasing tickets to see Katy Perry gives groups discounted entry to other family-friendly experiences, including the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at Zayed Sports City (it runs December 28 to 30, with top talent such as Spain’s Rafael Nadal taking part).

And that’s not the only savings you can make…

Concert organisers Flash Entertainment have announced a new ticket category for this concert – an Arena Admission ticket will only set you back Dhs150, a bargain price to see one of the biggest names on the planet perform live.

Kids love a fireworks display

And one of Perry’s biggest hits is called Firework. The night’s sky over Yas is going to look magical at midnight when the island’s own display takes place.

Want tickets? Click here, or head to any Virgin Megastore in the UAE.

One more thing… fancy winning 2 tickets to see Katy live?

We got even more very good news. We have joined forces with Flash Entertainment to give away TWO GOLDEN CIRCLE tickets to Katy’s gig on Yas Island. With these tickets, if you were any closer to Katy you’d be on the stage. Just fill in the form below to enter before 6pm on December 28. Good luck!

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December 31
du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, from 7pm, Dhs350 to Dhs1,395. Taxi: du Arena. thinkflash.ae

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