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03 March 2024

Top international acts set to rock Dubai

Elissa, Amy Winehouse and Sunidhi Chauhan are all set to perform in Dubai over the next month (FILE)

By Miranda Smith

Leading Arab and international singers are set to enthrall music lovers with live performances during the 16th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival that runs from January 20 to February 20 this year.  

The Boulevard at Burj Khalifa will form the ideal backdrop hosting the majority of Arabic music shows as Egyptian singing sensation Shireen Abdul Wahab and Lebanese singer Faris Karam will kick-start the first of a series of concerts on Friday, January 28. Saudi singer Rabeah Saqr will take the stage in the second concert on February 10.

Also, Wael Kafoury and Elissa will lead a group of Lebanese artists in concerts as they are scheduled to perform on Friday 11, followed by Fadel Shaker and Haifa Wahbi on Friday 18.  All concert tickets are available from www.ticketinggo.com and vary in prices from Dh150 to Dh400.

Dubai Festival City is also host to a series of music concerts as part of the Gulf Bike Week which is being held from February 10 to 12. Farel Williams will present the first concert on February 10, marking his first show in the Middle East. British singer Amy Winehouse will rock her fans in a spectacular show on Friday 11. Tickets for the Gulf Bike Week concerts vary in price from Dh250 to Dh500 and can be purchased from Virgin Megastore or online from www.boxofficeme.com.

Indian sensation Sundhi Chauhan and rocker KK will perform their latest hits at a concert scheduled for January 28 in Madinat Arena. Tickets for the event vary in price from Dh150 to Dh1000 and are available in Spinney’s and Choitram and the concert venue as well as online through www.boxofficeme.com.

Additionally, jazz lovers will enjoy a series of concerts at the Dubai Shopping Festival’s 9th Skywards International Jazz Festival which is being held from February 8 to 18. The festival will begin at The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence as it will host the 2nd edition of Jazz World from January 20 to 28 featuring many international jazz bands in open-air shows at 8pm and 9pm.

Moreover, Dubai Media City will host the Jazz Garden concerts for a period of one week starting from February 8, where 14 international bands from various countries will present two performances daily, at 8 and 9pm. Entrance to Dubai Media City concerts is free to those who register on www.dubijazzfest.com  and tickets will be sold at the concert venue for Dh150.

Also, Dubai Media City’s amphitheatre will host an impressive lineup featuring international pop-jazz singers from February 16 to 18. The first concert will feature Mica Paris, Alison Moyet and Jools Holland while the second concert will see Peter White, Macy Gray, and Lifehouse live performances. Joshua Radin and Train and Jessy Jess will front the third and last night. Tickets for the Amphitheatre concerts will vary between Dh495 and Dh975 and will be sold at Virgin Megastores, and online through www.boxofficeme.com.

Lovers of Iranian music will have a special date with Iranian sensation Mohamed Reza Shajarian at 9pm at the Sheikh Rashed Hall at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on February 17. Tickets for the live performance vary from Dh295 to Dh915 and are available on www.oasispromotions.ae.