The Dubai government have denied that R. Kelly was ever scheduled to perform in the country following a motion y his lawyer to travel there for a few concerts and a meeting with the royal family.

R. Kelly was forced to hand over his passport in February as part of his bail conditions after he was charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors.

According to AP, Kelly was not booked to perform in the country:

"Authorities in Dubai have not received any request for a performance by singer R. Kelly nor are there any venues that have been booked," Dubai's government said in a statement. 

The statement also says that Kelly "has not been invited by the Dubai royal family for a performance."

Kelly's lawyer, Steven Greenberg is adamant that Kelly is scheduled to perform there:

"Mr. Kelly had a signed contract with a legitimate promoter, and any information that was included in the motion to travel was from that contract," Greenberg told AP.

 "We did not say he was invited by the royal family, but the contract did provide that he would make himself available to meet with them."