7 Music Festivals to Check Out in Dubai
Undoubtedly, Dubai is one of the most beautiful and dazzling destinations to spend your life in. In recent several years, Dubai has grown from multistory buildings and skyscrapers to well-famous festival destination among the international travelers whether it is a musical festival, shopping festival or food festival. Let’s not forget that there was a time when Dubai had a specific number of festivals in the world but right now Dubai Music Festival, as well as Shopping Festival, is one of the biggest festivals across the globe, attracting a flood of foreign tourists in Dubai.
Here we’ve compiled a list of several Dubai music festivals to look out including Groove on the Grass, DXBeach, Dubai International Jazz Festival as well as Islamic Music Festival which is also known as DXBeats.
1: Groove on the Grass
Locally curated Groove on the Grass is indeed one of the biggest EDM festivals. Max Cooper, Josh Wink, Mobile Disco, Radio Slave, and Clockwork & Avatism and The Element in this music festival perform at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. This season of GOTG do welcomes artists from across the electronic music spectrum to Dubai but changes even more. Taking place almost every year from September to May which means it’s right around the corner (Great!). Groove on the Grass is an easy one to catch thanks to its gradual ticket released and frequency.
2: Dubai International Jazz Festival
One of the most established and admired music events that comprise an electric, annual lineup of world-renowned artists is Dubai International Jazz Festival. A bunch of notable acts and past headliners have included James, Blunt, Jamie Cullum, Sting, John Legend and Olly Murs as well as some groups named The Script and Kool & The Gang and Deep Purple. Every year in February, an extensive amount of partygoers go downhill upon Dubai Media City for this 3-day musical show which has already won numerous regional awards for the best music festival. Most interestingly, it’s now a firm fixture on Dubai’s annual events calendar.
A newcomer but a big music festival of Dubai is DXBeach, housing its own exquisite bill of out-class and excellent talent at a beach-side location which is obviously ideal for those who want to go deep down in the music and feel the sand beneath their feet. With live performance and many best DJs around, DXBeach brings an informal vibe as compared to its well-established rivals. The event begins every April at Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina.
4: Party in the Park
The Party in the Park has become a must-see musical festival which runs only one day in order to celebrate the end of the summer and welcome to winter. It was started by “What’s On” magazine in the Middle East, though. The festival is open for everyone but if you’re under 16, you should be accompanied by someone who is above than that. Everyone from local artist and crafts groups to graffiti artists join the festival to make a weekend to look forward to everyone.
5: Red Fest DXB
This festival brings to you by the Virgin Radio Dubai Team and is a go-to plan for almost everyone’s Valentine’s Day weekend. The festival goes for 2 days and some of the pop industry’s biggest names such as Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, Steve Aoki, Fifth Harmony and others host this festival. This festival is open for everyone and most important of all, it’s a must-see festival for anyone who cannot resist an excellent radio anthem.
Waiting for a festival with an even greater focus on beats, dancing, and rhythm? Sundance is a festival that might entice you. This festival carries together the best dance and hip-hop from the new and old eras to create an amazingly incredible festival experience every October at Atlantis Beach on the Palm, Dubai. Top performers De La Soul, Empire Of The Sun, Rudimental and Clean Bandit have all wowed the crowds at this loud and yet luxurious destination.
Dubai Opera has already introduced its first Arabic music festival named DXBeats. Basically, DXBeats is a night of eclectic music housing well-known progressive Middle Eastern artists and several Ahmed Bukhatir Songs with genres spanning from jazzy blues to reggaeton. In DXBeats, the audience sees performances by Lebanese Indie music icon, an Egyptian group, Yasmine Hamdan, Morocco’s urban pop singer Manal, UAR Youth Hip-Hop movement and the Sharmoofers and rock band “The Wanton Bishops”. Moreover, Moh Flow also performs in DXBeats.
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