A Brand New Music Festival Is Coming To Town...But It's Happening At Dubai's Popular Metro Stations

And it's FREE to attend

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In what can be described as a random but ah-mazing news nonetheless, Dubai is all set to host an incredible music festival in town...but it's happening at the unlikeliest place of all.

Dubai's five most popular metro stations will host its very first music festival from from Sunday, March 17 until Saturday, March 23.

The best bit?

The festival is completely free to attend and will feature 25 international artists performing a variety of traditional and non-traditional musical genres.

Only in Dubai will you see a full-blown musical concert happening at a metro station

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"براند دبي"، الذراع الإبداعي للمكتب الإعلامي لحكومة دبي، عن إطلاق "مهرجان مترو دبي للموسيقى"؛ الحدث الموسيقي الأول من نوعه في المنطقة، خلال الفترة من 17 وحتى 23 مارس الجاري بمشاركة 25 عازفاً من دولة الإمارات والمنطقة والعالم يقدمون للجمهور في خمس محطات مترو مختارة مجموعة من العروض الموسيقية الفريدة المُستلهَمة من ثقافات مختلفة، وذلك بالتعاون مع هيئة الطرق والمواصلات في دبي. وقد اختارت اللجنة التنظيمية للمهرجان محطات برج خليفة/دبي مول، ومول الإمارات، ومركز دبي للسلع المتعددة، والاتحاد، وبرجمان لاستضافة عروض المهرجان في دورته الأولى كونها محطات مركزية تعد الأكثر استخداماً من قبل ركاب المترو على مدار اليوم. @branddubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), today announced today that it will organise the Metro Music Festival, a celebration of global music, from 17-23 March. To be held in cooperation with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the free-to-attend Festival will feature performances by international musicians from a range of unique musical genres. The first event of its kind to be held in the Arab world, the Festival will be held at five Dubai Metro stations - Burjuman, Union, DMCC, Al Rigga and Burj Khalifa. With an eclectic line-up of 25 musicians from across the world, the Festival promises to enthrall Dubai’s public over seven days of enchanting performances. All the performances will be rotated across the seven days of the festival to cover the five metro stations. #DubaiMetroMusicFestival

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The festival will take place at five metro stations: Burjuman, Union, DMCC, Mall Of The Emirates and Burj Khalifa.

The exact schedule of the artists and performances haven't been announced yet, but rest assured we'll keep you updated.

Speaking about the event, HE Mona Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office said:

“The Metro Music Festival is a wonderful celebration of Dubai’s spirit of cultural diversity and inclusiveness. This initiative is part of Brand Dubai’s efforts to develop initiatives that highlight Dubai’s unique character as one of the world’s most culturally diverse and inclusive cities.”

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