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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Ed Sheeran in Dubai: Organisers announce concert will be dry, as will J Lo and Elton John shows

Concertgoers offered Dh50 food and beverage voucher or ticket refund

English singer-songerwriter Ed Sheeran is set to perform in Dubai. Sarah Dea / The National
English singer-songerwriter Ed Sheeran is set to perform in Dubai. Sarah Dea / The National

The organiser of three forthcoming pop concerts in Dubai has announced that alcohol will not be served at them.

117 Live confirmed that Ed Sheeran’s concert on November 23, Jennifer Lopez’s show on November 17 and Elton John’s live performance on December 8 – all at Dubai Autism Rocks Arena - will be dry.

It however will be offering all guests a complimentary Dh50 food and beverage voucher when arriving at the arena.

It added that if customers who have already purchased tickets do not wish to attend under these circumstances "they will be offered the option of a refund".

"If attendees have purchased hospitality packages or VIP tables with food and beverage options, they will also be offered a refund on beverage packages."

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The decision not to serve alcohol at the events comes from the land owner Ahli Holding Group.

Sheeran’s concert was initially in doubt after the pop superstar broke his arm last month in a cycling accident.

However, he has recovered sufficiently to continue his Asian tour and performed last night in Malaysia.

Tickets are still available for the J Lo and Elton John shows and can be purchased at 117live.com.

J Lo is also set to perform tonight at a Dubai Airshow gala dinner.