Circus leaves glam guests in a spin!

Area 51's sizzling Somnambu circus stunned Dubai's glam glitterati during a stylish and exclusive red-carpet bash held at a luxury hotel.

The breathtaking show was staged amongst spectacular settings at the Atlantis Hotel in front of a gathering of Dubai's party crowd with the Area 51 crew hailed as "simply spellbinding."

Sixteen performers were flown out to the United Arab Emirates to enchant the audience with a magical contemporary circus show at the charity Masquerade Ball organised by Ahlan magazine.

And the night of masks, mystery and magic was hailed unanimously as a mesmerizing success by both event organisers and the resort's beautiful people who looked on in awe at the thrills and spills on offer.

Ringmaster at the event was Luke D'Silva while regular Area 51 performers Big Grey and Matt Lemon played the parts of the villain and  The Dreamer respectively while the show also featured a phenomenal guest star appearance by Simeon Kiola as a bouncy stilt walker.

Other performers included acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers, contortionists, aerial hoop performers, ballet dancers, a vocalist and poi performers. Walkabout meet and greet entertainers were also provided by Area 51 before the show began.

As well providing performers, Area 51 liaised with a production company based locally in Dubai to replicate the Somnambu set  and props out in the UAE resort.

The team had a short preparation period which meant they were unable to ship out any large equipment but despite this they still managed to create a captivating spectacle that had everyone drooling.

After arriving in Dubai on an overnight flight the Somnambu crew dived straight into a punishing two-day rehearsal schedule before fine tuning a bespoke programme that was purposely designed and co-ordinated for the elite event and the have-a-go team spectacularly delivered in style to wow the select 500 invite-only guests.

The circus was split into two distinctive parts while the distinctive guests sat down to eat an exquisite dinner at the show which was part-sponsored by Jaguar & Al Tayer Motors.

After the Somnambu spectacular ended in a blaze of praise the Area 51 carried on to rock the after-show party with its stunning GloBot starring at that bash.

Watch this space for a video and extra images of Somnambu's Dubai venture...coming soon...

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