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Selena Gomez is feeling grown up in Dubai

  |  September 26, 2013

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sep 26, 2013 - Singer Selena Gomez during a Dubai Music Week press conference at Jumeriah Zaabel Saray Hotel. ( Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper ) Saeed Saeed - ARTS & LIFE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sep 26, 2013 -  Singer Selena Gomez during a Dubai Music Week press conference at Jumeriah Zaabel Saray Hotel. ( Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper ) Saeed Saeed - ARTS & LIFE

Selena Gomez is enjoying her first world tour as a solo artist.

Speaking from Dubai Music Week, the American pop-star says the three month long trek has been filled with memorable experiences.

I am just so grateful to be here, she said.

I been to so many wonderful places and to meet people and fans every where really makes me feel very appreciative.

Happy at her success, the 21-year-old is reveling in her new found freedom.

I am happy with how things are going, she said.

But at the same time I know I am just a kid that is trying to figure out what my place is. It has been very good for me to experience the places that I have been to (without) having ones telling me what to do and not to do. Its all part of growing up.

Gomez says she is excited at her recent nomination as best female act in November's MTV European Music Awards.

Its so cool, she said.

I have watched all these awards growing so to be on these other side and being in that position is great.

Selena Gomez performs tomorrow at the Dubai World Trade Center at 8.30pm. Doors opens at 5pm with a live music exhibition followed by the supporting act from 7.30pm. Tickets begin from Dh350 from www.ticketmaster.ae