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BTS fans want the K-pop group to come to the UAE – but will they?

The popular boy band performed in Abu Dhabi back in 2016 but with a forthcoming performance in Riyadh, could they make a stop back to the UAE?

BTS will perform in Riyadh in October but their fans in the UAE are also hoping to see them. Getty
BTS will perform in Riyadh in October but their fans in the UAE are also hoping to see them. Getty

BTS fans in the UAE are making themselves heard: they want the mega popular K-pop group to come back to the emirates.

After it was recently announced the boy band would be bringing their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself tour to Riyadh in October, their Army (a nickname given to their fans that stands for Adorable Representative MC for Youth) took to social media to tweet a simple message: #wewantBTSinUAE.

After all, the seven-member band are getting a Dubai star later this year as part of the Dubai Walk of Fame and if they're going to be in Riyadh, why not make a stop over?

Besides, it's been a while since they were last here – BTS previously performed in the UAE as part of KCON in Abu Dhabi, but that was back in 2016.

Here are some memorable moments from their time last in the UAE:

In the years since, the group has found massive success on the world stage. They became the first K-pop act to win a Billboard music award and were also the first to top the Billboard 200 charts – not once, not twice, but three times. They have also collaborated with the likes of Steve Aoki, Halsey and Nicki Minaj. They even have their own Mattel dolls.

With the success of SMTown Live Dubai in 2018, which featured some of the biggest names in Korean pop music including Exo, BoA, Girls’ Generation and Super Junior, the emirate seems poised to host another K-pop party. And why not have it be for one of the biggest boy bands in the world?

Fans tweeted about how they could easily sell out Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City Stadium:

Another tweeted about the available stadiums throughout the UAE which could host the group:

With one even suggesting they could take on Dubai Opera:

After all, as one fan pointed out, once the Saudi gig is finished, they have a two-week period without anything lined up before resuming their tour in Seoul:

With the Dubai Walk of Stars set to unveil its first 400 stars in October, could this tie-in with a surprise visit by the group? We'll be the first to let you know if we hear anything.

Updated: July 15, 2019 05:31 PM

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