Beyonce is officially, really back: Superstar returns onstage after 4 years, performs in Dubai

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for

Every time Beyonce takes the stage, she claims and owns it like the queen that she is, but she hasn’t headlined a show in quite some time.

According to reports, the “Cuff It” singer’s appearance at Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal hotel is her first concert in more than four years—and she made sure that this comeback will be remembered.

Pitchfork previously reported that the luxury hotel had invited a special guest, but did not specify who it was, only that the invited guests would have “a weekend where [their] dreams become [their] destination.”

Imagine everyone’s surprise when Beyonce walked in and stunned the audience.

Ironically, this historic performance had a no-phones-allowed policy, but fans clearly disregarded the rule and proceeded to photograph and film the performance.

The “once-in-a-lifetime” show featured 19 of her most popular songs, including “Halo,” “Crazy in Love,” “Beautiful Liar,” “Flaws and All,” “XO,” “Freedom,” “Countdown,” “Bigger,” and others.

According to Variety, Beyonce’s return to the stage demonstrates how long she has been preparing for this moment.

Queen Bey killed every look she wore, and the stage was simply breathtaking. She was always accompanied by equally stunning backup dancers.

Aside from the amazing stage design, fireworks exploded during her performance of “At Last” by Etta Jones.

The most memorable moment of the night, in my opinion, was when the “Renaissance” brought a special guest onstage with her—her daughter.

Beyonce welcomed the 11-year-old onstage:

“Where are all my brown skin girls? Give it up for my baby, my brown skin girl, Miss Blue Ivy Carter.”

For the first time, the mother-daughter duo performed their critically acclaimed hit song “Brown Skin Girl” live.

According to reports, the iconic singer did not perform any songs from her most recent album, Renaissance, much to the chagrin of fans.

Perhaps this is due to the country’s stringent anti-LGBTQIA+ laws.

This was Beyonce’s first solo performance, and it was well-received and well-attended.

According to reports, Atlantis The Royal had an impressive guest list. Kendall Jenner, Halle Bailey, Rebel Wilson, Ellen Pompeo, Liam Payne, Winston Duke, and other celebrities were present.

According to Rollingstone, Beyonce’s last performance was in 2020, when she performed two songs as a tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna; and the last time she headlined an event was in 2018 for the “Global Citizen Festival: Mandella 100.”