Ed Sheeran will be performing in Dubai this year

The pop superstar is coming to our shores for one night only. Here’s what you need to know about his Dubai gig.

Meryl D'Souza May 4, 2017

Even if you don’t know who he is, it is, quite literally, impossible to have not heard a song by Ed Sheeran. The 26-year-old pop star released two singles in January this year and if you tune into the local radio, visit coffee shops, watch videos on YouTube or use the internet at all, you may have heard at least one of them.

Over the last five years, this man has gone from being the adorable Taylor Swift sidekick to legit pop star in his own right. In fact, his latest album ÷ (divide) has been breaking records ever since he unleashed it on the world.

Here’s a quick breakdown of just how big this man has become in a span of five months:

  • His aforementioned singles “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” are on course to retain the #1 and #2 spots respectively on UK’s Official Singles Chart for a third consecutive week.
  • He filled the top 20 with 16 tracks from his previous two albums, taking up the entire top ten.
  • He reached the top spot on the iTunes charts in 132 different countries.
  • He topped the streaming service’s biggest-ever opening 24-hour streams with both singles.

So yes, him coming to Dubai is a big deal.

The Suffolk-born singer-songwriter will be performing in Dubai at The Autism Rocks Arena on November 23. If you harbour any hopes of getting tickets to his gig, we suggest you pre-register on 117live.com.


And now watch just how much of a lady’s man Ed Sheeran really is: