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Janet Jackson is coming to town

By Olivvia Olarate

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Published: Sat 24 Sep 2011, 10:34 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:03 AM

GET READY for another spectacular season of entertainment in the Capital, when the region’s most popular entertainment programme returns to Yas Island with the legendary Janet Jackson in tow.

The five-time Grammy-Award winning superstar will open the new season of Yas Island Show Weekends at the Yas Arena on October 13 as part of her Number Ones, Up and Personal Tour of 35 cities around the world.

Having sold over 100 million records, Janet Jackson is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music, paving the way for pop stars such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé and Rihanna.

In a recent interview, Rihanna said Janet Jackson was one of the first female pop icons that she could relate to.

“She was so vibrant, she had so much energy. She still has power. I’ve seen her on stage, and she can stand there for 20 minutes and have the

whole arena scream at her. You have to love Janet,” she said.

‘The Best Things in Life Are Free’ singer said this tour would differ from her previous concert schedules in that she would only perform music exclusively from her chart topping CD Number Ones.

“These concerts will be different from anything I have ever done. I will be as up close and personal as possible,” she said.

“These concerts are not about special effects. This is a love affair between me and those of you who have supported me and my work for all

these years. I’ll be singing and dancing from my heart. The music will all be songs that you’ve made number one for me,” she added.

Tickets for singer/songwriter concert are priced at Dh265 for General Admission, Dh365 for Grandstand and Dh665 for the Fan Pit. Tickets are

on sale at

Tapas night

SPANISH savoury dish ‘Tapas’ is available every Sunday night at the Bravo Tapas Bar of the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort.

For Dh120 per person, eat all you can and wash down those delicious tapas with the flowing Spanish beverages while listening to the flamenco guitarist from Paraguay. For reservation, call 02-6773333.

All-u-can-eat sushi

IF YOU are craving for Sushi, head down to The Grille at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club every Monday. For only Dh135 per person, you can have a

delicious feast at your heart’s content. Call 02-5588990.

Cooper’s nights of envious delight

DUBBED AS the ‘Pub of the World’, Cooper’s Bar and Restaurant at Park Rotana is one of the most popular social venues in town.

What makes Cooper’s specially appealing is its exciting daily specials which include the Brussels Special (Sunday) of Moules et Frites with Belgian beer for Dh99, German Night (Monday) of half roasted chicken with German potato salad and pretzel for Dh116, Brazilian Night

(Tuesday) of Sirloin steak and mojitos for Dh116, Ladies Night (Wednesday) of special bar bites platter and unlimited select

cocktails for ladies from 8pm to midnight for Dh53, Welcome the Weekends (Thursday) with cocktail power hour from noon to 1am, Mexican

Night (Friday) of Chilli con Carne with tostadas’ and special drinks for Dh53, and Sports Night (Saturday) of three mini slider burgers and a choice of a pint of beer for Dh76.

Cooper’s noon to midnight Happy Hour, Everyday offers 50 per cent discount on selected beverages while ladies get a complimentary drink.

On October, Cooper’s will host a live broadcast of the Rugby World Cup 2011 on four big screens.

For more information and reservations, visit or call 02-657 3333. Cooper’s is open daily from noon to 2:30 am.

Chic lady show

LADIES, give yourself a break from your tiring work and home routine and treat yourself to an endless shopping of goods specially selected

for you at the Chic Lady Show 2011 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

From September 27 – October 1, the Chic Lady exhibition at ADNEC’s Halls 10 and 11 will showcase the best brands in perfumes, cosmetics,

beauty products, hair products, evening wear, lingerie, abaya and sheylas, fitness products, watches, nutrition products, fashion fabrics, henna dresses and accessories. Show is open from 4pm to 11pm. —

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