Justin Bieber showed up 2 hours late for Dubai show, had his cars impounded

Justin Bieber

Note: These photos show Justin Bieber performing in Stockholm, Sweden on 4/22 instead of at the Dubai concert discussed in this story.

Justin Bieber’s international tour of terror continues into the glimmering desert oasis known as Dubai. According to a tipster on Reddit, Bieber has raised a real ruckus on the way to his Sunday evening gig by running red lights and speeding up to 150 mph on the highway. The tipster supposedly worked at the venue and uploaded photos of Bieber’s ID tag as well as a truck that was impounding Bieber’s cars, and those details make the story sound pretty legit. At least we know that poor Mally the monkey wasn’t trapped in the speeding convoy. Small mercies, folks.

Despite all of that nonsense, Bieber unapologetically showed up two hours late for the gig just like he did in London, but at least he didn’t completely cancel the show like he did in Portugal. The situation was made even more dire because hundreds of fans showed up many hours early for the show, and by the time Justin flew in like a Douche Ex Machina, people were getting sick from the heat. This sounds like a terrible situation:

Justin Bieber

Medics on duty at Justin Bieber’s UAE concert have slammed parents after treating hundreds of young “Beliebers” at Saturday’s packed gig.

Bieber fans were given help for dehydration and hysteria while some, who had been sat in the sun for hours without drinking enough water, passed out.

Paramedics say the problems started when fanatical fans, known as “Beliebers,” began arriving at The Sevens stadium from dawn despite pleas from organisers to stay away until 5pm.

By the time Bieber appeared at 10.06pm – two hours after the planned start – some fans had been there for 15 hours.

Paramedic Cecile Descally, described the scenes as “chaos.” She said: “They were here at 7am. Loads of them, around 200. How their parents could let them do that is so irresponsible.”

Descally, from Health Safety Solutions, which works with the Dubai Ambulance Service, added: ”I’ve done the majority of major Dubai concerts and the behaviour has never been so bad.

“I would rather deal with drunks at three days of rugby sevens.” Superfan Neha Sayed said: “There were a lot of people fainting and vomiting – one girl, who was only nine or 10, was vomiting but refused to leave to be treated.”

Descally said concert organisers did all they could to ensure people’s safety. She said: ”It [the organising ] was excellent. It was the utter irresponsibility of people.”

[From 7 Days In Dubai

Isn’t that strange how officials have placed all of the blame upon the parents of these Beliebers? While it’s true that these parents should have been perfectly aware that the Dubai climate is not ideal for an all-day “sit in” before a concert, nobody seems to care at all that Bieber was two hours late again for a concert. Once the show finally began, a fan rushed the stage to try and grab Bieber, and his security team completely went into overdrive and turned over a piano. Here’s a video clip of the incident:

In other Bieber-related news, a Virginian duo has sued Biebs & Co. for $10 million while claiming that Biebs and Usher stole “Somebody to Love” and changed it up a bit for Bieber’s 2010 CD, My World 2.0. Who knows what really happened, but if the allegations are true, then Bieber must pay … for once in his overprivileged life.

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Justin Bieber

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  1. Faye says:

    Well, those Beliebers who had to wait got their revenge — apparently someone jumped up on stage and attacked him! They don’t mess around in Dubai like in London, fool :).

    As for the car thing, I don’t condone speeding, but Beiber certainly isn’t alone in doing that. It seems like more people than not speed around Dubai at crazy-high speeds in Lamborghinis and Maseratis and what-nots. That was my impression, at least.

    • L says:

      I’d agree. We used to live in Dubai, and there were often crazy drivers like that around. Ex-pats and oil money makes for spoiled rich kids with expensive cars.

      • Faye says:

        I didn’t live there, was only there for a few weeks, but that was enough. Between the foreign expats and the native oil heirs, there was no dearth of spoiled rich people with too much time, too little accountability, and too few responsibilities. It’s actually a perfect place for someone like Beiber.

      • Leen says:

        As much as I hate to trash my Arab brothers and sisters, Driving like a complete and utter idiot is not exclusive to Dubai but completely rampant across the Middle East.
        In fact, there are no lanes in some parts of the region (like Lebanon).

      • juststeph says:

        I was only there for 1 month, but I thought they had lanes that were completely ignored in lebanon? It was like bumper cars. Crazy.

      • Leen says:

        juststeph, not everywhere! Some of the highway main streets do, but some are just literally a road with nothing on it save for a couple of traffic lights here or there! I went to Amman, Jordan and it was literally just one huge road with no lanes on it.

  2. Kaye says:

    “douche ex machina” – best pun EVER.

    • ncboudicca says:

      God, yes. I’m not sure what award I should nominate that for, but if I can figure it out, I will!

  3. Sisi says:

    that reddit thread was great, the person was updating it yesterday as all of the shenanigans was happening.

  4. Syko says:

    Entitled, nauseating little twit.

  5. Leen says:

    As much as I hate to ruin the bad press about Biebs, I think it’s kind of nice what he has done in Turkey… which was stop the concert for people to do the Islamic prayer when the adhaan was sounded.
    Kind of a shame this wasn’t mentioned in the post though.

    • booboocita says:

      But not even Muslim performers do that. And he was performing in Dubai, which also has a large Muslim population — and he didn’t stop his performance there. At this point, stopping the performance so Muslims could pray seems like a pander to generate a little good publicity in the wake of all the late concerts and Mallygate.

      • Leen says:

        Nah I was talking about Turkey and not Dubai since CB has recapped some news about Bieber and didn’t mention Turkey. Well I have no clue whether it is publicity or not, I still think it is a nice thing to do, regardless of the intentions.

        And I dunno if this sounds weird or not, but I usually don’t like it when sources omit other stories that doesn’t pander to the narrative. Like I know Bieber is an a-hole, annoying, narcissitic and all kinds of bad, but you know no reason to omit a ‘good’ deed from the narrative. It doesn’t make him less of an ass, really.

      • lailita says:

        If he arrived at 10 pm, the last call to prayer had already taken place, so there would be no need to stop for prayers.

      • Leen says:

        lailita, I was talking about Turkey and not Dubai.


        From my understanding, he was not late to that show and stopped the show twice for the prayers.

    • Polk8dot says:

      Here is an idea: when you put on a concert in a muslim country, and you are SO concerned about their prayer schedule, set it up so they DO NOT CONFLICT in the first place. Also, keep to that schedule, instead or arriving several hours late, and thus skip-sliding into their prayer time slots.
      What a dumbass.
      Muslims pray several times a day, but there is plenty of time in between for regular life tasks, including multi-houred concerts.
      It is so obviously a pandering move in hopes of garnering some good press, in light of all the latest shenanigans this douche nozzle had engaged in, all I can do is laugh.

      • Leen says:

        I don’t know about that Polk8dot. Muslims pray 5 times a day, and the two longest periods of time between each prayer is Fajr (Dawn) and Noon, and Noon and Asr (Afternoon). I don’t know anyone who puts on a concert at these times (unless it is part of a festival), so that doesn’t matter. However, between 4pm-10pm, you can bet there’s 3 different prayer calls (Afternoon, Maghreb (Sundown), Evening) and in some place an additional reading of the Quran for ‘Khitim’. And unless you hold a concert after 10pm, then you can’t really avoid it. It says in some article he stopped twice which I am guessing, this could not have been avoided, at all.

        But with Turkey, which is what I am originally referring to, he arrived on time, so again, doesn’t really make a point.

        Blergh now I feed bad defending egoistical Biebs.

  6. Zelle says:

    The clip on youtube is funny, you can hear some girls scream “Justin! Justin!” like they are really afraid for his life or something…

  7. sarah says:

    He’s letting off quite the Vanilla Ice vibe in those pictures.

  8. NerdMomma says:

    I agree that the problems were because of irresponsible parents, though. If Bieber had been on time, there would have been kids who’d been there for 13 hours instead of 15. Not much better.

    Although obviously, being 2 hours late for a show populated mainly by younger kids is unforgivable. Hopefully his ticket sales will decline, and he’ll realize he needs to be a professional if he wants a career.

    • choppersann 13 says:

      Also agree that the parents should be accountable for the children… no way would my ten year old sit out like that for all those hours! And I’m responsible for her care not an emt once she’s already dehydrated and vomiting. ….

  9. Emily says:

    I like this trend of other countries impounding Justin Bieber’s stuff. Maybe the next one will take away his droopy drawers.

    • Jano1981 says:

      +1 +1 !!!!

    • lucy2 says:

      I wish they had impounded him. They can keep him.

    • annie says:


      it is almost funny at this point. This punk is publicly dissing every country he has performed in.

      I am almost excited now to see where he ends up. He can’t act. Maybe reality tv.

  10. Mac says:

    He probably gets some sort of sick twisted thrill from watching his adoring fans suffer.

  11. valleymiss says:

    Why get there so early? Was this a general admission event? Maybe Justin’s ppl should stick to him playing seated events. If you have a ticket with a seat # on it, there’s no reason to show up early, no benefit.

  12. Annie says:

    His impending mental breakdown and subsequent journey to irrelevance is going to be insane, but VERY interesting to watch. I really don’t think this kid will go away quietly like Vanilla Ice. It will be a series of awful shenannigans, arrests, crazy videos, trips to rehab, stunts, etc. He will go out with a bang. But I definitely don’t see him having a career for a long time. He’ll be a nobody by the time he is 25.

    Whatever happened to the neighbor he spat on? I thought he was pressing charges? I was counting on that man because he’s very rich, so he was not backing down and was determined to make Bieber pay. What happened??

  13. Malificent says:

    Bedhead, THANK YOU for “Douche Ex Machina” — I’ll be chuckling all day!

    • freeloveforall says:

      What I find disturbing most of all is the glee some of you have to see this kid fail and go through a mental breakdown.

      • Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

        +1 He does seem like a major douche sometimes but I really won’t be rejoicing at his downfall. There’s a big part of me that hopes he will get his shit together and not have to go down that path.

      • Wd says:

        I’m enjoying watching Baby Douchebucket spiral downward immensely.

        And I also enjoyed seeing him fly into his fake papier mache piano.

  14. Jade says:

    Waste of space.

  15. MojoRising says:

    So, when are we going to acknowledge that Selena is still going back to this? I can’t even with her now.

  16. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Agreed annie Now where is that black hole that can suck up this entitled buffoon, blohan, Wonky eyed Paris, chipmunk miley, chris brown, etc. –
    Does anyone know how much, you know, LIVE singing he does at these concerts, and how much he lip synchs.
    A whole generation’s musical tastes are being ruined on this fakery – but they will hopefully outgrow it.

  17. JL says:

    The boy is hanging himself with a golden rope, Couldn’t happen to a better candidate for losing it all at his own hands….

    I can’t wait.

  18. PortlandJan says:

    The Dubai authorities missed a chance to do humanity a signal service by leaving him his cars and confiscating his wardrobe instead.

  19. erika says:

    International man of Douche Mystery…

  20. Mom of Bieber Fan says:

    I took my daughter and her friend to the Justin Bieber concert in Dubai, arriving at 6 p.m. for the scheduled 8 p.m. start. There is no way I was letting them go earlier than that in the heat and any parent who allowed their kids to be there all day, dehydrating is ridiculous. I brought a bunch of water with us and bought more there. For everyone’s information, it is a standing only venue with no assigned seats so it’s a little stressful to begin with. To have to stay standing in the Middle Eastern heat until he finally condescended to take the stage just after 10 was pretty tough so it was four hours of standing for us. No apology, no explanation. My 13-year-old daughter was smart enough to be offended by this and said so. I think the bloom is off the Bieber rose. The girls had a good time but his super brat behaviour has really soured them on Bieber.

  21. emma says:

    gross gross gross

  22. KellyinSeattle says:

    As Beiber fans age, he’ll fade away because he has no staying power.

  23. Heath Jubb says:

    Well that stinks that all those people had to wait 2 hours just for him to show up.

  24. Tiffany :) says:

    Funny that when his piano gets flipped over, it keeps playing. His voice doesn’t stop. The piano doesn’t even make piano-crashing noises!

    So he is lip syncing and faking playing the piano. How could anyone be a fan?