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UAE media praises SM Town show

Apr 11,2018

Media outlets in the United Arab Emirates offered positive reviews of a recent concert thrown by SM Entertainment, Korea’s largest entertainment agency, last week in Dubai.

The concert, “SM Town Live World Tour VI in Dubai,” was held at the Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai on Friday. A total of 14 acts, including Exo, Red Velvet and TVXQ, participated in the joint label concert. Some 15,000 attended the event.

Gulf News, a Dubai-based English language daily, published a review of the four-hour show, describing it as an “unforgettable night for K-pop fans.”

“Although Arabic lyrics appeared on the big screens, the SM artists sang and danced with so much emotion and energy that it needed no translation,” the daily reported.

Dubai TV and Al Arabiya, local TV networks, also provided coverage of the SM concert and its stars, with Al Arabiya describing the show as the biggest and trendiest K-pop festival held in the Middle East to date.