He missed the massive One Direction concert in April 2015 after he left the band, but now Zayn Malik is making it up to his fans by performing in Dubai.
The artist is making his solo gig debut in the Emirate on October 7 at the Autism Rocks Arena; the live music venue opened by Nicki Minaj earlier this year.
Pillowtalk singer Zayn is expected to tour other parts of the world around that date but it's said to be his only show in the region.
"This is basically the first announced public show for Zayn," Thomas Ovesen, CEO of 117Live told newspaper Gulf News. "Of course there's an awful lot to come after that, but I think we'll allow him to announce his plans. We're just excited that we get to break the news of this first show and the only show in the region with Zayn."
Fans can pre-register for sales at 117live.com before they go on general sale next week.