Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 June 2019

'Never in my life did I think I would see a place like this': Camila Cabello on the UAE

The pop star is moved by the desert and difference of the Emirates

The star shared this photo on her Instagram on Sunday morning, tagging the location as 'Arabian desert' 
The star shared this photo on her Instagram on Sunday morning, tagging the location as 'Arabian desert' 

Camila Cabello, 21, delivered a 'charming' set at Redfest Dubai on Friday night, and was in 'fine form' according to our reviewer, and it seems the now-solo star has loved her time in the UAE.

She shared her appreciation for the desert and culture of the Emirates with her 30 million Instagram followers on Sunday morning, writing:

"Never in my life did I think I would see a place like this, I urge anyone to save up to travel, and not like a beach/resort type thing, but to a place that couldn’t be more different than what you know - it changes your life and mind in every way possible and is one of ... the greatest, most humbling adventures of living."

Getting to see places like this just makes me desperate to see more

"Getting to see places like this," she added of the UAE desert, "just makes me desperate to see more."

See how Macklemore, G-Eazy and Jess Glynne spent their time in the UAE here: back to Cabello, the star also shared a snap from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, explaining how special the visit to the landmark was for her:

"One of my favourite people Anthony Bourdain once said, 'it seems that the more places I experience, the bigger I realise the world to be'.

"It’s so true," she added. "I love the feeling of being humbled by traveling to another place and experiencing a completely different culture, it makes you realise how small your world is in comparison to how big the world actually is; how you’re only living one version in a million of the human experience. But at the same time travel makes you realise we’re not really all that different.

"I wore a hijab to be respectful when visiting this mosque and at the store this really sweet girl helped me put it on. We didn’t speak the same language, but she was smiling as she helped me, and it felt like she was a close friend. I can’t really describe it, but experiences like this give me such a special feeling of being really close to and really loving people."

Here's a moment from the star's Dubai performance on Friday night:

Redfest - February 15, 2019. Courtesy: Arabian Radio Network
Camila Cabello at Redfest DXB on February 15, 2019 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Courtesy: Arabian Radio Network

Updated: February 17, 2019 11:51 AM

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