The queen has returned. After a five-year hiatus, Beyoncé took to the stage on Jan. 21 for a concert that left everyone in the audience at the grand opening ceremony of Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai scream-crying into their champagne flutes.
The hour-long set, which marked Beyoncé’s first live show since her 2018 Coachella performance, was filled with a nostalgia-inducing set list, multiple outfit changes, and even a special guest appearance.
Of course, the biggest guest to walk the red carpet was Beyoncé herself. The Grammy winner kicked off her ’fits with a gold chainmail gown by Dolce & Gabbana.
Similarly to Bey’s 2022 Oscars performance, her Dubai show included a special cameo by her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Though they didn’t grace the stage, Jay-Z, twins Rumi and Sir, and Beyoncé’s parents, Tina and Mathew Knowles, also got shoutouts during the live debut of “Brown Skin Girl.”
Her final outfit of the event was a Barbiecore pink minidress and matching thigh-high boots that got completely drenched with (holy) water before a fireworks celebration. The perfect way to end a night that consisted of a beautiful set list filled with classics like “Halo,” “Beautiful Liar,” “Crazy in Love,” and “Naughty Girl.”