The Music Room

One of the city's best equipped live music venues 23 Reviews

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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.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 359 8888
  • Travel: Mankhool Road
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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: Live music

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Posted by: Hansel on 30 Sep ' 13 at 07:28
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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.

Posted by: Helen on 07 Mar ' 13 at 13:50
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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.

Posted by: Justin on 08 Jan ' 13 at 22:34
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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 :)

Posted by: Fatima Makhchoumi on 07 Jan ' 13 at 13:12

We had an amazing evening in the music room. The band is outstanding.
Worth going!

Posted by: Steve on 06 Jan ' 13 at 06:53
  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

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 !!

Posted by: Hassan on 29 Nov ' 12 at 14:52
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Very good club,i have been there many times the house band is entertaining and the DJ is awesome,
Sometimes it is not that busy which lets it down a bit but then i have been there on special nights from HIP HOP to local bands and it definitely has a concert feel to it.
Go down and see for yourself,all the staff are very friendly and my friends and i have never had a bad night there and the music is always very good.

Posted by: Hassan on 29 Nov ' 12 at 14:51
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Very good club,i have been there many times the house band is entertaining and the DJ is awesome,
Sometimes it is not that busy which lets it down a bit but then i have been there on special nights from HIP HOP to local bands and it definitely has a concert feel to it.
Go down and see for yourself,all the staff are very friendly and my friends and i have never had a bad night there and the music is always very good.

Posted by: Panay on 26 Nov ' 12 at 08:24
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

There is no other bar in the UAE that pays such tribute to live music. Be it local acts, international bands like Black Lips, reggae nights and a really great local band that's so energetic it keeps us all dancing. The prices are really low and affordable. It's downtown, but worth going over there because there really is no other place like it.

Posted by: Heidi on 19 Oct ' 12 at 19:27
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Had a fantastic night there last night! Great selection of music played by the house band who did 4 sets. Dancing, singing, great atmosphere and good drinks selection. And they serve delicious poak sausage! Service was slow but I have finally found a great live venue in Dubai.

Posted by: enzo spinazzola on 08 Feb ' 12 at 11:19
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

great place, i was there every night,
a coupple of nice girls there too,

Posted by: Franck on 29 Jul ' 11 at 23:50
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

OMG! It's 4am, I'm just back from there. It was the greatest night I've spent in Dubai, that place is great, I love it! There is several bands, the last one was unbelievable! The DJ plays violin on electro tubes, you'll spend the best night ever there! Entrance is 60dhs with no drinks but worth it. Have fun!

Posted by: Aloha on 07 Jul ' 11 at 13:03
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

best bar i've ever been in dubai...best live band, hi carol yo have a beautful voice....hope to be back dr one of this days....

Posted by: P_Panther on 30 Jun ' 11 at 15:16
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I agree with Time Out that "The Music Room still has heaps of untapped potential." Have been there many times and the music is usually good. The local band is decent, the follow-up, late-night band is harder rock and not as good, but ... okay. They need to invite more talent to come in and also do incentives to draw a crowd. But, the staff is very attentive and friendly. Compared to several other live music venues in Dubai, this one is near the top.

Posted by: Nickshan on 15 Jun ' 11 at 08:29
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I've been there 3 times so far and I'll keep coming back for more. Their happy hour has to be the best and cheapest in dubai. Double shots for 20AED is hard to beat.
The main attraction is the live music which is always good. I went for the beatles night two months ago and had the best time. Some really good bands in the local scene. Im going there this friday. Hope I see some of you there!

Hard Rock Lovers, this is the place to be.

Posted by: Russell on 09 May ' 11 at 18:35
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

The Night Spiders are unbelievable, from the lead singer to the lead guitarist, they produce fantastic music. They are the only band I have seen in a Hotel Bar were the audience has demanded an encore. Heavy Rock is alive and well as long as the Night Spiders are playing at the Music Room.

Posted by: Angela on 03 Feb ' 11 at 15:31
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes


You know ,there are very few places in dubai where you can actually just sit and relax,listen to some pretty awesome music( and I mean jazz,metal and rock) ,Binge on some great grub and booze that doesnt wreak your pocket.I love the place and my Boyfriend and girlfriends vouch for it too.

Posted by: Darius on 27 Nov ' 10 at 13:56
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

The venue has recently had a facelift. The service is very friendly and they have a rotating selection of bands and musicians playing every night. The sound system is great too. Ive been almost every night this week and the best nights were Jamnight on Tuesday with various talents jamming! wednesday Marwan and the MOJOs were amazing, Look out for the Marwans talent on Lead guitar and the crazy keyboard player will blo you away. Thursday the Rock Spiders jam with Jermaine, this boys has talent and will be in the charts soon. and friday Tar3k the wiz kid on violin with The Rock Spiders, they make your hair stand when these guys play against each other. highly recommend the place...

Posted by: Julie Andresa on 02 Oct ' 10 at 06:46
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

It is now my top most favorite! Amazing crowd and music! I love the band.. Have you ever heard Metallica sang by a woman?! Go there and check out! Liza you rock!!! ♥♥♥

Posted by: Annie on 28 Sep ' 10 at 10:54
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

I totally disagree with the reviews of this bar. It was based on these, I took some friends there recently instead of Rock Bottoms and was so embarrased. The place was near empty until 10.30pm, even then, the service was slow, one of our meals never even arrived and the food was below average. I don't know what to say about the band except it felt like we might be in a scene 'From Dusk Till Dawn', especially when the bar began filling up with 'couples' from the surrounding shady establishments. I still haven't lived it down!

Posted by: tawfik ex uncle on 09 Jul ' 10 at 20:21
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

that was my best favorite place since i was in dubai for 6years i cant tell you how the ambiance is : great show and liza she is always amayzine i miss you guys tawfik from spain

Posted by: doris on 23 Feb ' 09 at 16:15
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

agree with dalia

check out flipside

Posted by: Dalia on 17 Feb ' 09 at 15:10
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

i totally agree with amer... it's Flipside you need to go check out...

Posted by: Amer on 03 Feb ' 09 at 05:59
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

actually the only reason why any body can go to this club is the band Flipside. they have out of this world guitarist that plays all sorts of music, but specially rock & blues better than any band on the nite seen in Dubai or else where. the other band is really good for fill in noise in between meals if you can catch my drift.

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