Mariah Carey owns the night on UAE return

Pop icon performs some of her biggest hits as she headlines the second night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival

To say Mariah Carey “redeemed” herself in Dubai, at her first public gig following that disastrous New Years’ Eve outing, would be to discount her decades of stellar performances. It would be disrespectful for someone who’s earned 18 number one singles so far and is still one of the best-selling female artists of all time.

So let’s just say the 46-year-old, who headlined the second night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, “brought it” to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Thursday night.

And like classic Carey, she didn’t shy away from addressing the NYE debacle ether: “I was warned about this song, but I’m going to sing it anyway,” she said, introducing her 1991 hit Emotions that beautifully showcases her vocal range. “It’s going to be New Year’s Eve all over again. We’re going to...Read more...