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BeyoncE[umlaut] opens the Grand Prix race weekend with stunning performance in Abu Dhabi as Flash's Yasalam after-race concerts kick into gear on Yas Island.

Tonight saw Flash Entertainment open the gates to the specially erected stunning concert arena within Ferrari World on Yas Island Yas Island (Arabic: جزيرة ياس) is one of the largest natural islands in Abu Dhabi. The island is the site of a $40 billion development project by Aldar Properties. . As the crowd poured in, the atmosphere in the arena was electric. Flash Entertainment pulled out all the stops to create a stage and arena set-up to match the grandness of the 2009 Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Etihad Airways (Arabic: الإتحاد, ʼal-ʻitiħād) is the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.  Abu Dhabi Grand Prix This article or section contains information about a  sporting event or team.  and an artist line up never seen before by a host city.

The phenomenally successful American R&B artist BeyoncE[umlaut umlaut (m`lout) [Ger.,=transformed sound], in inflection, variation of vowels of the type of English man to men. ] wowed the crowds and turned on an action-packed performance in front of over 40,000 spectators to launch the Yasalam after-race concerts on Yas Island, presented by Flash Entertainment.

Grand Prix Grand Prix  
n. pl. Grand Prix
Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course.
 ticket holders enjoyed the perfect opening to the race weekend action as BeyoncE[umlaut] performed some of her hits including Crazy in Love, If I were a boy and Sweet Dreams.

John Lickrish, Managing Director, Flash Entertainment said:

"When Flash Entertainment launched the Yasalam programme we set out with the intention of creating something unique, something to bring the whole community together to celebrate our wonderful city.

"The climax to the Formula 1ao season deserves something very special to accompany it and tonight's first Yasalam after-race concert undoubtedly provided that. BeyoncE[umlaut]'s performance tonight was simply amazing a·maze  
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.

2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.

 and showed just why she is regarded among the world's top artists."

"With three more great acts lined up this weekend, we are all looking forward to continuing the massive Formula 1ao celebrations in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi (ä`b thä`bē, zä–, dä–), Arab. Abu Zabi, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 928,360), c. ."

Performing as part of the 'Yasalam on Yas Island' celebrations, BeyoncE[umlaut] is the first of a star-studded line-up of the world's best musical talent who are performing over the race weekend. British funk band Jamiroquai are gearing up to play tomorrow (Friday 30th October) followed by American rockers Kings of Leon (31st October) and Aerosmith who will provide the thrilling climax to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday (1st November).

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