If you’re a fan of live music in Dubai, this is for you! From local musicians showcasing their talent at community gigs to world-famous rappers performing live in Dubai, here are 8 really cool events with live music Dubai has to offer this weekend…
1. Blank Space Open Mic
Whether you’re interested in listening or taking the mic and performing your own bit, Blank Space Open Mic nights are open to everyone! Back for its 27th edition, get ready for a fun evening of music and poetry, while supporting our city’s talented artists.
When: Thursday 15th March, from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Dubai Design District
2. JBR Street Beats
This weekend, JBR Dubai will transform in to an open-air stage for JBR Street Beats! Some of the best street musicians you have ever seen, including both local and international talents, will be taking over JBR Dubai with their beats. From street dancers to musicians who use buckets as drums, this is one music festival you won’t want to miss!
When: All weekend, from 4.45pm to 11.30pm
Where: The Walk, JBR Dubai
3. Sikka Art Fair 2018
The art festival we’ve all been waiting for finally returns this Saturday! Don’t miss the opening night of Sikka Art Fair 2018 at Al Bastakiya. The entire area will be filled with creativity, art, culture and of course, live music!
When: From Saturday 17th March, 6pm to 11pm
Where: Sikka Art Fair, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood
4. Tinie Tempah Live
Ayyyy fam – get yourself down to White Dubai this Saturday night for your dose of UK grime and hip-hop! London-based rapper Tinie Tempah (did you know his real name is Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu?!) will be performing live for #DisturbingDubai! Ladies, open bar until 1am.
When: Friday 16th March, 11pm onwards
Where: White Dubai, Meydan
5. TagFest Dubai
Calling all Filipino music fans! TagFest, Dubai’s biggest Filipino Music Festival, is back in town this weekend. Pinoy punk band Kamikazee will be headlining the event, joined by Moonstar88, 6cycleMind and Teeth!
Price: From AED 149
When: Friday 16th March, from 4pm onwards
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
6. The Beat DXB
Kicking off in Saudi back in 2013, The Beat is a creative community event that gives local and regional artists the chance to perform live. Don’t miss the launch of The Beat in Dubai this weekend, with live performances by Adam Lee, Reem Ekay and Aleksandra Krstic!
When: Friday 16th March, from 6pm to 8pm
Where: The Flip Side, Alserkal Avenue
7. Jammin at Key West
Ready for some live music by the beach? Kick off your shoes and relax at Key West this Friday! There will be live music by Cuban band Cubache, as well as live Caribbean and Latin food stations, bean bags on the beach, fire pits and more!
Price: Free for kids under 6; AED 125 for kids aged 6-12; AED 250 for adults
When: Friday 16th March, from 6pm to 10pm
Where: Key West, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
8. Tory Lanez Live
Fancy a bit of dancehall instead? You are going to LUV this! Rapper Tory Lanez will be performing live at Drai’s DXB this weekend! Ladies, get there early for complimentary sun beds and drinks.