Former 1D member Zayn Malik set for October performance in Dubai

Zayn Malik performs at Wango Tango at StubHub Center on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in Carson, Calif. (File photo: AP)

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik will perform in Dubai in October this year, the UAE-based Gulf News daily reported on Wednesday, marking his first solo debut in the Middle East.

The 23-year-old will perform for one night at the new Autism Rocks Arena on October 7.

The solo show comes 18 months after his former bandmates played in the glitzy Gulf city – one of the British band’s first appearances without Malik.

Dubai will be the singer’s only stop in the region.

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Since he left the band, Malik has mainly performed on TV sets, including on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, where he debuted his ballad It’s You in February.

His debut single Pillow talk, released in January, topped the charts in more than a dozen countries, while his album Mind of Mine debuted at number one in the UK and US in March.

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