Prepare for a major throwback…

Yet another noughties R&B legend has been added as a special guest to the Ashanti & Friends gig that will be held at the Coca-Cola Arena in January. This time, Ja Rule has just been announced as a special guest at the gig.

Alongside Fat Joe, this means the trio that had us dancing around in our bedrooms will be back together for one night only in Dubai.

Ja rule is the American rapper known for tracks such as Clap Back, Always On Time, and Mesmerize.  He has worked on a whole host of tracks with Fat Joe and Ashanti, which means this night just got a whole lot better.

The first of the special friends announced was none other than Grammy-nominated American rapper, Fat Joe. The rapper, who has a career spanning across 25 years, will perform hits such as Lean Back, All The Way Up and no doubt a rendition of his hit single with Ashanti, What’s Luv?

In case you missed the original announcement, iconic old school R’n’B singer Ashanti headline Ashanti & Friends at the Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday January 21, 2023. Tickets are now on sale, priced from Dhs175.

If you aren’t familiar with Ashanti, she was first discovered in the early 2000s and worked alongside the likes of Fat Joe and Ja Rule. Since then, she has gone on to create a name for herself with tracks such as Foolish, Rock Wit U, and Body On Me. She is also a Grammy Award-winning and platinum-selling artist and was one of the first female artists to have two singles at number one and number two in the charts with Foolish and What’s Luv? respectively.

Everybody is welcome, but those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What else to expect in 2023?

Dubai will also be welcoming incredible artists thanks to a wide range of festivals taking place in the first quarter of the year. Desert Groove by Groove on the Grass will be taking place Friday, January 27 to 29 in Ras Al Khaimah, and then Elrow XXL will also land in Dubai for two epic days of partying in February.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Sat 21 Jan 2023, from Dhs175.

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