Andrea Bocelli performs at du Arena in Abu Dhabi

The famed tenor sang many of his many hit songs as he returned to the capital to perform

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli returned to the UAE to deliver an evening of classical music as he delighted fans in the capital during a concert performance on Friday at du Arena.

He performed his hits Time To Say Goodbye, Can't Help Falling in Love, and Overture as well as a surprise, exhilarating rendition of Nessun Dorma.

Alongside Bocelli, Maria Ada joined the performance as a soprano soloist, whereas professional dancers Alexander Norena Velasquez and Johana Henao took to the stage to translate music lyrics into captivating dance moves, leaving the crowd swaying the night away.

Accompanying Bocelli in his performance was the UAE based Arabian Opera Orchestra which showcased homegrown talent. Mid way through the performance the 60-year-old paused his set list to express how he felt being back in Abu Dhabi, saying how beautiful it is to be here.