Seal will perform at the Dubai World Cup's after-race concert on March 30. The British soul singer will replace the American pop star Anastacia, who was forced to pull out after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Dubai Racing Club chief executive Frank Gabriel welcomed the news of the addition of Seal to the big race day.
“We are delighted to celebrate this as one of the most memorable events in the sporting and social calendar, and to welcome such an internationally acclaimed artist like Seal to perform live in concert,” he said.
With a range of hits spanning more than two decades, Seal has been a consistent presence on the charts. He debuted in 1990 with the now classic Crazy and topped off his career with a Grammy award for the haunting Kiss From A Rose.
Since then, the 50-year-old artist has explored more vintage territory with a pair of albums covering Motown and soul classics. He also became latest celebrity to cash in on the talent show circuit, appearing as a coach in the Australian version of The Voice.