Five Dubai Metro stations to transform into stages for live musical performances.
09 March 2023, 12:00 AM
12 March 2023, 12:00 AM
Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), on Friday announced that the third edition of the Dubai Metro Music Festival is set to return from March 6-12.
The week-long celebration of global music, which reflects Dubai's cosmopolitan spirit and creative vibrance, will see five metro stations - Union, Mall of Emirates, Burjuman, Dubai Financial Centre, and Sobha Realty- transforming into stages for live musical performances by some of the world's most innovative musicians.
Commuters will be treated to captivating musical performances by 20 local, regional and international musicians representing unique sparks of creative talent in a wide range of instruments, genres and styles.
Shaima Al Suwaidi, Director of Brand Dubai, said: “The Festival’s third edition features a new line-up of incredibly talented performers whose performances brings unique styles, instruments and musical traditions to the event.”
Al Suwaidi added that Brand Dubai is delighted to partner with the Roads and Transport Authority once again to organise creative events that enable people to experience the city’s destination offerings in new unique ways.
This year’s Festival brings together artists from Egypt, India, France, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cuba, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Canada, Netherlands, Jordan, and Australia.
The show also features special performances by Eman Al Raeesi, an Emirati electrical guitarist, and self-taught Saudi musician Shadi L.Harbi, who will be playing the oud.
The Dubai Metro Music Festival will introduce audiences to new instruments like the flute beatbox, new musical styles like folk beatboxing, and unique performances that include a puppet show that combines music with simulations of Umm Kulthum's performances, a musical show featuring instruments made from recycled materials, a performance by the youngest DJ in the Middle East, music played by a woman performer with a ‘mirror head’ and a two-guitar show.
The public will be able to watch the live performances from 4pm to 10pm every day. All the performances will be rotated across the duration of the festival to cover all five metro stations.
Dubai Metro Music Festival 2023