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Katy Perry has come a long way from singing in her local church as a kid in California. Perry, who hails from Santa Barbara, is now a global superstar, with a ton of awards to her name, including a Brit Award, five American Music Awards and a Juno Award. With more than 100 million album sales, she’s also one of the biggest-selling recording artists of all time, and has also sent the internet into meltdown multiple times thanks to hits such as Roar and Dark Horse – those two videos have both been viewed a billion times each on Vevo.

Perry has performed in the UAE before, in Dubai, but this is the first time she’s sung in the capital, and follows the release of her last album Witness, which came out in June and features hits such as Swish Swish, with Nicki Minaj. Expect bold costumes and classic tracks such as 2010’s California Gurls on a magical night on Yas Island.

Perry is currently performing all over the globe on her Witness tour – as well as her date in Abu Dhabi, she’s playing in Japan, America, Hong Kong, Manila, the UK and Jakarta between now and the end of August 2018. In fact, the amount of dates on her tour proves just how popular a live performer the singer is – she performing more than 70 shows around the world.

Here’s five reasons why you should join Katy Perry on Yas Island on December 31 for a massive party to see in 2018. And don’t forget, if you want to make it a really special occasion, you can book a hotel package for the night as well. Visit ntravel.ae for hotel packages in the capital.

Her outfits on the Witness tour have been incredible

Just look at what she wore at her gig in Montreal!

You can be sure her stage show is going to be impressive

That’s a pretty fancy neon star she’s hanging from in this clip from a recent gig in Omaha, USA.

You’ll get to hear her sing all her classics like Roar, live!

Yes, the video for Roar has been watched more than a billion times online, but her live version of it is awesome as well. Check her out singing it last month in Toronto, above.

You’ll get to see some fireworks…

If you went to see Brit rockers Coldplay on NYE at the du Arena last year, you’ll know the show ended with a stunning fireworks display. What do you think are the chances of that happening again, especially considering Katy has a song called Firework?.

She can’t wait to come to the capital

And she sent this message to her UAE fans about her gig. See you on New Year’s Eve, Katy!

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