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‘Marhaba!’ Lady Gaga sends a message to Dubai fans

The U.S. star is set to perform on September 10, as part of her whirlwind global tour

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One week before she makes her Dubai-debut, Lady Gaga has filmed a video message for her fans in the country.

“Marhaba Dubai this is Lady Gaga. I can’t wait to perform for the first time in the United Arab Emirates…” she says in the video.

The U.S. star is set to perform on September 10, as part of her whirlwind global tour in support of her fourth studio album Artpop

The Artrave: The Artpop Ball, which kicked off in May, is Gaga’s fourth global tour.

Eariler this week, Gaga released a video greeting her fans in Israel with the word “Shalom,” provoking mixed responses from Arab fans and social medial users.

“Shalom, Israel,” the pop superstar said in the brief greeting. “I’m so excited to perform my new tour in Tel Aviv,” she added in reference to her concert scheduled for Sept. 13.

The short video message has gone viral online, with many Arab users labeling her as “disgusting” and devilish” and having “no sensitivities” amid the recent Israeli offensive on Gaza which resulted in the deaths of more than 2,000 Palestinians and more than 65 Israelis.

“She is disgusting and I never liked her because her values are nonexistent. Now she has validated everything I have ever thought of it,” one Facebook user wrote.