Janet Jackson spotted abaya shopping in the UAE

Superstar embraces her husband’s local culture as she shops for abayas in Jumeirah

Janet Jackson, who married Qatari business tycoon Wissam Al Mana, seems to be embracing her new lifestyle. She was spotted in Dubai last Thursday, August 29, trying on variations of the local attire in Village Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road.

The pop star walked into the abaya boutique Toushih at around four in the afternoon and causing a stir of excitement amongst the employees present.

In February, rumours were put to rest as Janet Jackson confirmed that she and her boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana, had got secretly married at a private ceremony.

The couple have been dating for three years since they met in 2010 and the star, 46, planned to settle down with her new husband, 37, who is a Qatari billionaire.

The rumour mill had suggested that the couple were planning a lavish wedding this year at Al Mana's home in Qatar. However, the couple released a joint statement saying:“The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year, we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony.

“Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy.”

Jackson and Al Mana reportedly met at the Armani Hotel opening in Dubai in 2010.

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Posted by: Zaya

This is news and interesting because we all were curious enough to read and comment on this article.

Posted by: Christie Obe

I am a party to beauty, love and peace which normally is not the case with life. We should embrace when people find peace and happiness in their lives. Janet Jackson had been one of the pioneers that give entertainment to the world, no matter how we all feel or look at it. Herself, her brothers especially Michael are the best entertainers when black were not privileged much in the entertainment industry.
I wish her all the best and happiness in her married life. Good luck Good luck Janet and do not waste time to have an offspring for your husband. It is the right and best thing to get done, if I is possible.

Posted by: Bored

Sick of hearing about Janet and her "Billionaire" muslim. Give us some much more interesting news!

Posted by: Anoosh

Yes that's true before she travel to Qatar she always bought the abaya from our gulf Islamic store Dubai .

Posted by: Anony Mous

How is this even interesting, let alone News? #sunktonewlows

Posted by: Anon

You lowered the bar even more by posting a hashtag...

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