With his soulful voice and modern spin on R&B, Khalid is difficult to dislike. His ability to resonate with audiences everywhere thanks to relatable lyrics and easy-listening audio has made him a global sensation. Bursting onto the music scene in 2016 with his hit single Location, Khalid quickly ascended to the top of the R&B genre, captivating audiences with his soothing melodies and insightful exploration of love, youth and self-discovery. His debut album, American Teen, received critical acclaim, solidifying his position as a ground-breaking artist capable of capturing the complexities of modern life in music.

Khalid's upbringing was marked by frequent moves due to his mother's military career, living in various locations including Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Drum in New York, and spending six years in Heidelberg, Germany. Despite the challenges of a nomadic lifestyle, Khalid found solace and expression in music, influenced by his mother who aspired to be an R&B singer in the 1990s and performed with a U.S. Army band. Khalid's early exposure to various cultures and experiences due to his upbringing undoubtedly enriched his musical style, contributing to his relatable and evocative songwriting.

The Young, Dumb and Broke hit-maker’s distinct sound, a seamless fusion of R&B, pop, soul and electronic influences, sets him apart in the music industry, making his songs instantly recognisable.

On 8 March, Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena is poised to delight music lovers as it welcomes Khalid for his Dubai debut, a feat that sounds surprising although he has previously headlined the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. Having played host to international talent such as John Legend, The 1975, Westlife, Chris Brown and many more, Coca-Cola Arena is an ideal spot to welcome the R&B star for his first Dubai gig.

Khalid's performance is set to be a highlight in the cultural calendar this year.
Fans can expect an evening that showcases Khalid's skill in weaving stories into his songs, inviting attendees into a musical journey that highlights his deep connection with the art of songwriting.

Tickets are selling fast but fans can still get their hands on passes from AED299 each.