Dance hall kingpin Beenie Man is to appear a one-day celebration of Caribbean culture in the capital.
The Jamaican rhyme-smith will headline the second annual Caribfest, an 11-hour outdoor event taking place at Yas Beach on March 31.
The festival comes from Core ME — the promoters also behind the popular Reggae BeachFest parties, which recently celebrated five years in Dubai with a set from Ky-Mani Marley.
As well as tunes, you can expect food trucks galore and a carnival atmosphere. Over repeated visits to the emirates, Beenie Man has proved an impressive vocal talent with a commanding stage presence. The 43-year-old is on tour in support of new album Unstoppable, which features collaborations with guests acts including Akon, Jeremy Harding and Tristan Palmer.
Ahead of the gig, Beenie Man told fans: “Get ready to party, UAE. I can’t wait to perform in Abu Dhabi and share with you all my love for dancehall music.
“Just like the title of my album, Unstoppable, I will keep making music to celebrate my heritage.”
Caribest takes place at Yas Beach, Abu Dhabi on Friday, April 31, from 4:00 pm-3:00 am. Advance tickets cost Dh110, see www.reggae-beachfest.com.