Nicki Minaj Live at Meydan Dubai


Nicki Minaj goes all Va Va Voom in Dubai!

Quirky singer performs for first time in the Middle East.

A year full of international superstars performing in the city of life, Dubai, could not end without a visit by one of the hottest current music icons.

A much awaited date, topped with a couple hours of waiting at the Meydan Racecourse venue were worth the while, as music fans cheerfully welcomed a blonde wigged Nicki Minaj to the stage for a live performance.

We, at, had the chance to enjoy the concert from an exclusive VIP seated area hosted by one of the world’s best vodka, Grey Goose. From a warm “blue” welcome at the entrance decorated with lovely Grey Goose birds, to joyful hostesses capturing photos of guests in front of a white couch and backdrop, the whole set up of the lounge set the mood for what promised to be another unforgettable Atelier Music Festival night.

Nicki Minaj Meydan Racecourse Dubai

DJs Bliss and Shef Code, residents of the 411 party and The Real Flava at People by Crystal, mixed the opening set, warming up the crowd for Minaj’s appearance just before midnight. The perky singer asked “Dubai” if it was ready for a big show, and called for a black chocolate boy from the audience.

With toned down outfits, as compared to her usual eccletic ensembles, Nicki got her fans, who seemed to answer to no age or gender norms, but many of which wore pink wigs -Minaj’s signature look- into a singing vibe with her top hits Super Bass and Starships, and famous songs Bottoms Up, Automatic and Va Va Voom.

Atelier gave us another amazing concert for 2012, before their last one for the year, the Atelier NYE Festival at Meydan, with one of the  Middle East’s biggest dance festivals, and this time, with an astonishing view of the world’s biggest fireworks display, by the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.