Beyonce Dubai gig at Atlantis The Royal: Inside the world’s most lavish launch

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By Steve Dinneen “There are two types of people in the world. The people that are in Dubai right now. And us.” So went the meme, shared tens of millions of times across the world this weekend. The occasion – as if you haven’t already heard – was the launch of a self-described “icon”, the Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai, a $1.4bn monument to excess built over eight years on a strip of land dragged up from the sea itself like some parable from the bible. And who better to launch an icon than the biggest icon of them all, Queen Bey, the world’s most bankable megastar, who hasn’t played a gig si…

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