Memorable musical moments performed to more intimate crowds
Time Out Dubai staff
Best Concert in Dubai (Up to 3,000 capacity) Winner Texas
You Can Say What You Want... because in Dubai Texas put a tight set packed with hits, energy and charisma when they took to the stage and wowed a sold out crowd at The Irish Village. Check our pictures of the gig here.
Highly Commended Best Concert in Dubai (Up to 3,000 capacity) Katya Apekisheva
The Score put together an impressive run of international classical and world music names in the first part of 2013, with the show-stopper a concert from globally renowned Russian pianist Katya Apekisheva. Classical music fans rarely have it so good.
The Score @ Madinat Theatre (April 29 2013).
Highly Commended Best Concert in Dubai (Up to 3,000 capacity) Reverend and the Makers
The emirate’s indie fans had a treat when outspoken raconteur Jon ‘The Reverend’ McClure and his band of Makers arrived for an intimate Dubai gig of high adrenaline rock n’ roll.
Hosted by M Premiere @ Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium (November 22 2013).
These are the nominees for the Best concert in Dubai (Up to 3,000 capacity) category at the 2014 Time Out Dubai Music and Nightlife Awards. Find out more about the most important nightlife awards in Dubai.
Drop Dread (Deep Crates Cartel) @ Casa Latina (September 6 2013).
In 2012, Kamal Musallam celebrated the release of his Greatest Hits album (and a Time Out award), cementing the Syrian oud and guitar player’s place in the heritage of the city’s music scene. But if anyone was scared that he’d be looking back or slowing down, he came back shining with a run of gigs in November alongside a visiting jazz band – plus live percussion from a Flamenco dancer. One of his most exciting projects yet.
Whatever he says, it really WAS Shaggy who brought a fun-filled set of retro party faves to a vamped up crowd at Cavalli Club, just before summer. Read our interview with Shaggy here.
Hosted by Atelier Events @ Cavalli Club (July 7 2013).
Tarek Yamani ft. Elie Afif
The NYC-based jazz pianist played a spellbinding set of meandering piano improvisations, which touched on Arabic scales and inventive inflections, joined for a more swinging second set by Dubai’s own jazz bass stalwart Elie Afif.