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In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert

Taking to the stage at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse, the US singer did not disappoint

In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
Although an hour and a half late to her Middle East debut show (who can blame her with all the crazy costume changes coming our way), Lady Gaga walked out with a bang. A shrieking crowd of little monsters filled the arena, with an almost palatable sense of anticipation and excitement.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
Mother Monster wore the tiniest onesie and oodles of hair as she shouted out "Marhaba Dubai - my name is Lady Gaga".
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
From the moment she got on that stage till the last second of concert madness, the applause never stopped.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
“They used to tell me I was crazy, I would never come to the Middle East. They were wrong, they were the judgmental ones," she said.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
Gaga belted out "G.U.Y", "Just Dance", "Poker Face" and "Bad Romance", with radical outfit changes accented with neon lights.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
It was very clear that Gaga wanted to show her excitement about being in Dubai to her legions of fans.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
Struggling to speak in Arabic and explaining how much she wanted to come and begged everyone for the opportunity to perform in the region.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
She reiterated her pledge to respect the culture of Middle East and edited her show.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
As her broken Arabic echoed through the speakers, she apologised and giggled only to receive yet another roar from the adoring crowd.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
Her costumes where slightly on the risqué side, but still, for Gaga it is a true show of restrain.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
"We are all different but I see you, I will not ignore you, I will not pretend like you don't exist," she shouted through the microphone.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
Dubai Monsters had the party of a lifetime, expressing their unique take on Gaga’s whimsical style.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
The show lasted for a little under two hours, as Gaga wore her famous platinum floor length wig and took a graceful bow.
In Pictures: Inside Lady Gaga’s first ever MidEast concert
“Shukran... I love you," she said.