Madonna gave an electrifying performance in Abu Dhabi as part of her MDNA world tour.
An estimated 25,000 fans cheered and screamed from the top of their head as the pop icon took to the stage.
And in that sweltering heat, not just of the desert but of the performance too, was celebrities from Bollywood who flew down from Mumbai to attend the concert.
Singer Madonna’s first ever concert in the Gulf, at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island stadium on Sunday, was attended by actor Bipasha Basu and filmmakers Sajid Khan and Sohail Khan.
On returning from the concert they said they loved the concert.
Madge appeared on stage after a delay of two hours, wearing a skin-tight black outfit, but no one was complaining after she stunned the arena with a ballistic performance.
Brandishing an assault rifle during her hit Revolver, the superstar saluted the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the second stop in her MDNA world tour.
"Ladies and gentlemen... It's too damn hot!" Madonna later told the audience who braved temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in the desert nation.
The tour -- Madonna's first since her wildly successful "Sticky and Sweet" outing in 2008 and 2009 -- will move on to Europe and the Americas, with concerts planned in a total of 80 countries.
It is expected to end in early 2013 in Australia.