The Music Room

One of the city's best equipped live music venues

  • The Music Room
Despite being one of the city’s best equipped live music venues, following a facelift and an overhaul of its sound system (right down to moving the bar to ensure the acoustics were just right), The Music Room is still yet to garner the following it rightly deserves. Time and time again, we’re left baffled by the relatively low regular turnout, despite the breadth of local talent often showcased in the low-lit, high ceilinged nightspot.

Whether you catch Marwan on Jam Night or a few tracks from the in-house band, Urban, there’s no doubting there’s much to be celebrated here, particularly as the venue has long-since expanded its former more rock-centric music policy. But the sparseness of the crowd jars with the volume at which the music blares out. The most obvious solution is to offer the kind of incentives Dubai’s crowds respond to: more drinks deals and a wider variety of regular theme nights. And if you’re looking for a bite to eat, don’t be shy: the grub’s good, no matter whether you’ve ordered nachos or something that more resembles a square meal.

Overall, The Music Room still has heaps of untapped potential. With the right strategy, there’s every chance the venue could stand head and shoulders above the rowdy rest. The Music Room
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 28 June 2011

Location: - Bur Dubai
Tel: 04 359 8888
Travel: Mankhool Road
Experiences: Shisha, Karaoke, Live music, Pool table, Ladies night, Happy hours, Pool views
Times: Open daily 6pm-3am
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
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  • Hansel Sep 30, 2013 07:28 am
    Would you go back to this bar/club?
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    I'm here at least once a week for the past 2 years and I dare say this is my favourite place in Dubai.

    Cheesy 90's music. Roaring 70's-80's-90's rock and roll anthems. A couple of commercial dance music too. A VERY enthusiastic band. Good food. Great service too. Lovely ambience(It gets mental after 12am). The Happy Hours are the happiest one in town. All you need is a good bunch of mates and you WILL have the "time of your life".

    P.S: If you're not in a mood to sing, dance and be VERY LOUD... don't go here. Because, THIS is going to be one of those nights.

  • Helen Mar 07, 2013 01:50 pm
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    We love this place,always seems to have a good variety of music with their house bands and they always do pick the best bands to be honest.Special mention goes out to DJ Sean who is brilliant and knows exactly what to play and when,some Dubai DJs could learn a lot from him.

    Food although we don't always eat when we go there is very good and reasonably priced.

    If you haven't been to the Musicroom yet make sure you go,you will love it and the staff are all very friendly.
  • Justin Jan 08, 2013 10:34 pm
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    Literally is the best live music venue in Dubai!!!! There is no quality spots that are so warm and have that true live music/ New York / Soho vibe to them in the whole of the middle east....

    I have been there on a regular night with there resident band SHINE who just blow you off your chair with the music they play you want to dance. I have also been on Friday event days to a Drum and Bass night and to switch it up a Reggae night. Every time I go I fall in love with the place a little more.

    I have always had the best time here it has the best vibe for any mood as it can easily change into a concert or chill out spot.

    Best live music venue I have ever been to :)
  • Fatima Makhchoumi Jan 07, 2013 01:12 pm
    We had an amazing evening in the music room. The band is outstanding.
    Worth going!
  • Steve Jan 06, 2013 06:53 am
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    Service was terrible, attitude of the filipino waiters was much worse.. food was average ... could do better with some satff training on how to deal with customers !!

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