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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 28 February 2021

Watch: David Guetta plays impressive set from helipad of Dubai's Burj Al Arab

The French hitmaker brought his United at Home series to Dubai

People around the world tuned in on Saturday evening as David Guetta performed a live-streamed set from the helipad of the Burj Al Arab.

The show, part of his United at Home series, during which he has played from the Top of the Rock in New York City and at the Louvre in Paris, was in aid of Unicef and Dubai Cares, raising funds to support education and distance learning for children, students and teachers affected by the pandemic.

A solo Guetta performed the hour-long set surrounded by all the strobe lights and effects that usually feature in his live shows.

Filmed through a combination of on-the-ground cameras and drones, the show offered the world a glimpse of Dubai below, as the DJ got to work spinning tracks including Titanium and Work Hard, Play Hard.

At regular intervals throughout the set, the French hitmaker reminded people to stay safe during the pandemic.

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“We are going to get through this, but it’s not over. Please, stay at home. Please respect social distancing and wear the mask. With the vaccine, we are going to go through this very soon, but we need you to stay safe,” he said.

“I hope you guys are feeling good from the safety of your homes, with your friends, with your families. This is United at Home, and we are trying to do something good, collecting money for children here in Dubai.”

The show has so far been streamed more than 30,000 times.

In an interview with The National ahead of Saturday’s show, Guetta said that while the primary aim of his United at Home series was to raise money, he also couldn’t wait to get back behind the decks.

“We are trying to do something good and that is to give motivation for people to stay at home to avoid the virus from spreading,” he said.

“But we cannot forget that people also have to be entertained. Another reason why I am doing it is that I simply miss playing.”

Watch the full set below:

Updated: February 7, 2021 02:44 PM

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