If you’ve been missing live music in Dubai – you’re not alone. But it's back, and you can now go and see local musicians across the city. As bars in Dubai restart their live music sessions, we’ve rounded up where you can go.
The world-famous US restaurant and bar is now serving up live music throughout the week. Head down on a Thursday to see Mikey from Big Mouth perform, while Kaz plays on a Wednesday and a Saturday and Gary from The Boxtones takes to the stage on a Friday. All shows start at 8.30pm, so head down to Festival City for a burger and some tunes.
Dubai Festival City (04 232 8900).
Mondays at this Irish bar sees musician Darren take to the stage from 8pm until 11pm. It’s also ladies’ night so women get three free drinks too. Meanwhile Pete Fagan takes to stage on a Wednesday from 8pm until 11pm and on Thursday from 7pm until 10pm. On Friday you’re in for a treat as Pete Fagan plays from 1pm until 4pm, Darren’s on from 3pm until 7pm and Mike Ross plays from 7pm until 10pm.
Cluster J, JLT (04 356 0470).
Head to the Souk Madinat branch of McGettigan’s on a Monday to see Pete Fagan play from 6.30pm until 9.30pm. Visit on a Wednesday to watch Mike Ross, who will perform from 8pm until 11pm each week. On Friday Mike Ross plays from 2pm until 5pm while Chad is on from 5pm until 8pm.
Souk Madinat Jumierah, Umm Suqeim (04 447 0219).
The chilled-out restaurant at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens has live music every weekend. Khalil will be playing from 7.30pm every Thursday at The Social Brunch and from 5pm every Friday.
Zabeel House by Jumeirah The Greens (04 519 1111).
The famous Irish pub has live music every Monday night from 9pm, as well as on a Friday and Saturday afternoon from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. If you’re looking for a pint of the black stuff and a laid-back meal, then head along to this top pub.
Garhoud, www.theirishvillage.com (04 282 4750).
The little sister of the Garhoud giant has live music on Wednesday and Friday nights from 8pm until 11pm.
Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City (04 241 8444).