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7 Spots To Enjoy Live Music in Dubai this Weekend

Looking to shake up your weekend with some awesome live music in Dubai? From weekly jazz nights and Arabic hip-hop events to local live bands and rock concerts – there’s something for all music lovers this weekend…

1. Jazz Fridays at St. Regis Dubai

Ready for all that jazz? Make your way to St. Regis on Friday for its weekly jazz nights! You’ll get the chance to listen to the best of old-school jazz as the night comes alive with the sounds of New York. And since the event takes place at J&G Steakhouse, you can enjoy all of that while tucking in to a delishhh steak. The restaurant also holds weekly soul nights every Thursday.

When: Friday 11th May, from 8pm to 12am
Where: J&G Steakhouse, St. Regis, Al Habtoor City
Contact: 04 435 5577 or email

2. Stereophonics & Plan B at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

It’s finally here! British boy band Stereophonics is performing live in Dubai this weekend, alongside hip-hop artist Plan B – and it’s going to be littt! Although the band is touring for its new album ‘Scream Above the Sounds’ – fans can expect to hear some old favourites too!

Price: From AED 399, get your tickets here
When: Friday 11th May, from 1pm (Plan B at 7.40pm, Stereophonics at 9.30pm)
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

3. Abri & Funk Radius at Pizza Express Live

Don’t miss the pure funky vibes, reggae tunes and killer rhythm at Pizza Express Live this Friday. Sit back and enjoy as Hamdan Al Abri, the lead singer, impresses you with his soulful, rich vocals. Get there early to enjoy 2-for-1 happy hour offers.

When: Friday 11th May, from 8pm to 11pm (Happy Hour: 4pm to 8pm)
Where: Pizza Express Live, Business Bay
Contact: 04 566 5722 or book here




4. Freek at Kiza Dubai

Ever listened to Arabic rap and hip-hop music? We did, and it was awesome! The Soundgaarden invites you to its season closing party, with the super talented performing live alongside Aeli, Izzy and DJ Liutik. You gotta be there, or be square.

When: Saturday 12th May, from 8pm to 11pm
Where: Kiza, Emirates Financial Towers
Contact: 055 551 8086 or visit the Facebook page for more info

5. Carl & the Reda Mafia at Stars n Bars Dubai

Carl & the Reda Mafia (CNRMafia) is a multi-cultural band in Dubai, in which 4 musicians from different continents have come together to make pure awesome music. And that’s exactly what they do, mixing funk with rock ‘n’ roll and blues! Catch them every Thursday night at La Mer’s new hangout Stars n Bars.

When: Thursday 10th May, from 10pm to 1am
Where: Stars n Bars, La Mer
Contact: 04 349 9903 or visit the Facebook page for more info

6. Live guitarist at Somerset’s

Had a long week? Here’s a great way to turn that frown upside down! Every Thursday, Somerset’s invites you to enjoy a live performance by their super talented guitarist, who will be playing everything including rock, blues, jazz and funky soul.

When: Thursday 10th May, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: Somerset’s, Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai
Contact: 04 336 6000 or visit the Facebook page for more info

7. Live sessions at Moe’s on the 5th

Calling all music lovers. From jazz covers of popular tunes to your favourite disco classics, don’t miss Simonne Cooper and her band at the weekly live sessions at Moe’s on the 5th! There’s also a happy hour offer from 6pm to 8pm.

When: Thursday 10th May, from 8pm till late
Where: Moe’s on the 5th, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Contact: 04 333 3055 or email

Image credit: Via Facebook | @PizzaExpressLiveUAE & @cnrmafia

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