Dua Lipa was forced to postpone her concert in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night (11Nov18) due to extreme weather conditions.
The New Rules hitmaker was due to perform to a sold-out crowd in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to celebrate the first anniversary of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum on Sunday.
However, she took to social media hours before the show to announce that it had been cancelled, writing, “I am so sad to announce that due to bad weather conditions, tonight’s show at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi has been cancelled. I really wanted to sing and dance for you. Hopefully I will be back very soon.”
She also shared a video showing strong winds battering the trees and lightning flashing outside the venue.
Representatives for the organisers Flash Entertainment explained on Twitter that they were working to reschedule the performance.
“We regret to inform that Dua Lipa at Louvre Abu Dhabi has been postponed due to health and safety precautions arising from dangerous weather conditions. Keeping fans safe remains our primary concern. We are hoping to reschedule to a later date…” they wrote.
Officials for Louvre Abu Dhabi also urged fans to keep hold of their tickets until further notice.
The 23-year-old star didn’t let the cancellation get her down and proceeded to wear her “killer frock” and check out the exhibits inside the museum.
“D’you know what, today was actually really special,” she replied to a fan on Twitter. “I got to hang out in Abu Dhabi and see the Louvre here and I had a really fun soundcheck while prepping for the show its just a shame the weather took a turn for the worst (sic).”
Following a busy schedule, which included attending the MTV Europe Music Awards and NRJ Music Awards, the British star told fans she was heading home to get “a couple nights sleep in my own bedddd (sic)”.