Singing sensation Rihanna thrilled UAE crowd with her powerhouse vocals and faultless moves from the star and her team of dancers.
RiRi's performance was imaginative and stylish, but thankfully gimmick-free.
Barbadian singer Rihanna performs on stage during a concert on October 19, 2013 in Abu Dhabi. (AFP)
Thousands of fans thronged for the effortless performance in du Arena, Abu Dhabi.
Rihanna is currently on her Diamonds world tour, having arrived in the country after playing shows in South Africa.
The concertgoers were happier than her fans in Johannesburg, who were reportedly outraged at her performance.
Fans complained that she alleged lip-synching and lackluster performance wasn't worth the high price of the concert ticket, according to RadarOnline.
The singer performed from her latest album 'Unapologetic', as well as some of her chartbusters.
The Barbadian singer visited Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Yas Waterworld ahead of her performance.
Rihanna wore a headscarf while visiting the Holy mosque.
The 25-year-old was seen dressed from head-to-toe in a hooded black jumpsuit as she posed for pictures outside the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.