Sarah Geronimo and Mark Bautista during a press conferenc at Asiana Hotel in Dubai on Thursday. Geronimo playfully told reporters that Bautista is her crush. Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News

Dubai: The Philippines' Princess of Pop Sarah Geronimo is back in the UAE to regale her fans with a concert on Friday at the Dubai Aviation Club.

Before a charmed audience at a press conference at the Boracay Club on Thursday, Geronimo told the media that performing in Dubai is something that she looks forward to all the time.

"I love the audience here. We're going to have another exciting show which will be a combination of two of my latest concerts in Manila. And Mark and I will be singing songs from our new album which I hope our fans here in the UAE will like," she said, glowing in a shimmering gold top.

Geronimo is performing with Mark Bautista, an equally popular Filipino singing sensation. When asked about their great onstage chemistry, normally chaste Geronimo playfully remarked, "Kasi crush ko siya [Because he's my crush]," with a grin on her face.

It will be Geronimo and Bautista's third performance in Dubai. They admit they never get the time to visit Dubai's famous landmarks and tourism spots, but when given the chance to come back just as tourists.

"I'd love to go to a desert safari, and maybe go shopping in Dubai Mall, for shoes," said the Geronimo, who is known to keep a closet full of expensive shoes, including her favourite 3-inch Fendi pair, which she wore for the conference. Bautista, on the other hand, loves the Atlantis Hotel and would like to go back.

A day prior to the show, Sarah invited her fans to the concert and promised another exhilarating show with Bautista. "I love performing for my fans here, they're a great audience," she added.