The National : Zayn Malik announces first solo show at Dubai’s Autism Rocks Arena

May 18, 2016 | The National

Zayn Malik announces first solo show at Dubai’s Autism Rocks Arena

Chart sensation Zayn Malik will make his Middle Eastern debut in the UAE this year.

The former One Direction heart-throb – who now styles his name simply as Zayn – will perform for “one night only” at the new Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai on October 7.

The solo show comes less than 18 months after his former bandmates played to 32,000 adoring fans at The Sevens Stadium – which was one of 1D’s first appearances as a quartet, just days after Malik announced he had quit the world’s biggest boyband.

It was a move that does not appear to have backfired. The 23-year-old’s debut single Pillowtalk, released in January, topped the charts in more than a dozen countries, while the subsequent album, Mind of Mine, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and USA in March.

A second single, Like I Would, will be released next month.

Ticket details for the Dubai show are yet to be announced, but fans can preregister online www.117live.com for priority access.