How to watch Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII halftime show in the UAE

See the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles, plus a live performance from Rihanna.

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching, and as one of the year’s biggest sporting events takes over the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, we have all the details on how to watch the game and Rihanna’s halftime show.

The Super Bowl LVII halftime performance will see the comeback of none other than international singing sensation, Rihanna. After taking a break from the spotlight to focus on motherhood and her Fenty brand, Rihanna will make her return to the stage in a star-studded show. The 34-year-old artist has dubbed her upcoming performance as a “concert interrupted by a football game.”

The singer and fashion icon recently teased her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show on social media. In the 30-second video, Rihanna is seen walking towards the camera, dressed in a black body suit, green fur and an elaborate hairstyle. The footage includes soundbites of people saying, “It’s been 2,190 days… it’s been over six years… the last album we got from Rihanna was ‘Anti’ in 2016,” before they all merge into a chorus of sounds. Rihanna then puts her finger to her lips in a “shhh” gesture while her 2016 song “Needed Me” plays in the background.

What to expect from Rihanna’s halftime show

It has been over six years since Rihanna released a new album and her fans are eagerly demanding new music. The singer, who made a brief return to the music industry last year with the song Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, is expected to play a medley of her biggest hits during the 12-minute halftime show.

Little is currently known about Rihanna’s performance, and speculation remains rife as to whether she will perform with her partner A$AP Rocky or long-term collaborator Jay-Z. She said to E! last year: “Twelve minutes? You could actually do that by yourself, but it’s one of those things where you can decorate it however you want. So whether I choose to do it for myself or whether I choose to bring some of my peers on, it’s… I don’t know what I’m gonna do yet.” It’s gonna be great either way.”

In an interview with AP, the Fenty Beauty founder revealed that the show is going to be spectacular. “If I’m going to leave my baby, I’m going to leave my baby for something special,” she said.

During a red carpet interview in November, she reiterated her excitement for the Super Bowl Halftime Show to Entertainment Tonight. “I can’t believe I even said yes,” she said. “It was one of those things that even when I announced it, I was like, ‘Okay, I can’t take it back. Now, it’s like final.'”

“The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in the world, it’s an entertainer’s dream to be on a stage like that,” she continued. “But it’s nerve-racking. You want to get it right. You know, everybody’s watching. And they’re rooting for you. And I want to get it right.”

Past Super Bowl Halftime Show performances include Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar (2022), The Weekend (2021), Jennifer Lopez and Shakira (2020), Lady Gaga (2017), Bruno Mars (2014) and Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child (2013).

How to watch Super Bowl LVII in the UAE

Super Bowl LVII will take place on Sunday, 12 February 2023, with a scheduled start time of 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT. This is 3:30am on Monday, 13 February, in the UAE.

For those wanting to stay up late and watch the Super Bowl in the UAE, the game will air live on beIN Sports and streamers like FuboTV and YouTubeTV.

Based on previous years, Buffalo Wings & Rings, Kickers Sports Bar, McGettigan’s JLT and Spike Bar should also be showing the game live.

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As editor-in-chief of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications, David is a self-proclaimed hip-hop aficionado, championing all things, food, travel, street art, and streetwear across the UAE and the KIngdom of Saudia Arabia.

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