AceShowbiz - Dua Lipa was forced to postpone her concert in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night (November 11) due to extreme weather conditions.
The "New Rules" hitmaker was due to perform to a sold-out crowd in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to celebrate the first anniversary of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum on Sunday.
However, she took to social media hours before the show to announce that it had been cancelled, writing, "I am so sad to announce that due to bad weather conditions, tonight's show at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi has been cancelled. I really wanted to sing and dance for you. Hopefully I will be back very soon."
I am so sad to announce that due to bad weather conditions tonights show at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi has been cancelled. I really wanted to sing and dance for you .. hopefully I will be back very soon xx— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) November 11, 2018
She also shared a video showing strong winds battering the trees and lightning flashing outside the venue.
Representatives for the organisers Flash Entertainment explained on Twitter that they were working to reschedule the performance.
"We regret to inform that Dua Lipa at Louvre Abu Dhabi has been postponed due to health and safety precautions arising from dangerous weather conditions. Keeping fans safe remains our primary concern. We are hoping to reschedule to a later date..." they wrote.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience. pic.twitter.com/5p3pBP5mq5— FLASH Entertainment (@ThinkFlash) November 11, 2018
Officials for Louvre Abu Dhabi also urged fans to keep hold of their tickets until further notice.
The 23-year-old star didn't let the cancellation get her down and proceeded to wear her "killer frock" and check out the exhibits inside the museum.
Sandstorms cancelled the show but I wont let it cancel this killer frock pic.twitter.com/JbEsECSNqk— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) November 11, 2018
"D'you know what, today was actually really special," she replied to a fan on Twitter. "I got to hang out in Abu Dhabi and see the Louvre here and I had a really fun soundcheck while prepping for the show its just a shame the weather took a turn for the worst (sic)."
D’you know what, today was actually really special. I got to hang out in Abu Dhabi and see the Louvre here and I had a really fun soundcheck while prepping for the show its just a shame the weather took a turn for the worst 😣 https://t.co/NAwcsbdiWC— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) November 11, 2018
finally heading home to get a couple nights sleep in my own bedddd, write more songs and water my plants byeeeeeeee— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) November 12, 2018
Following a busy schedule, which included attending the MTV Europe Music Awards and NRJ Music Awards, the British star told fans she was heading home to get "a couple nights sleep in my own bedddd (sic)".