Dubai Metro stations hosting free music festival

The event will see 25 international artists perform in a week-long musical extravaganza

Dubai Metro stations hosting free music festival

It might not be the first place you'd think of to see live music, but Dubai's Metro is set to host its very first musical festival.

Taking place from Sunday March 17 until Saturday March 23, the completely free-to-attend festival will feature 25 artists from around the world, performing a mixture of musical genres.

Travellers can catch the Metro Music Festival shows at five stations throughout the week, including Burjuman, Union, DMCC, Al Rigga and Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall.

What kind of music can you expect? There will be everything from traditional musicians and street performers to classical instrumentalists and fusion. We can't wait.

While times for the shows have not yet been released, stations are open from 5am until midnight on weekdays and 5am until 1am on weekends, so expect plenty of musical performance between these times.

Her Excellency 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.

“We are committed to working with diverse partners to transform the cultural experience that Dubai offers to both residents and visitors and create vibrant platforms for art and music to flourish.”

She added that the initiative is part of Brand Dubai’s efforts to develop the city's unique character as one of the world’s most culturally diverse and inclusive places.

If you’re after other cultural fiestas, World Art Dubai is back at the World Trade Centre, and it’s one that art fans won’t want to miss.

Never thought you’d boogie down at the metro, eh?
Free entry. Sun Mar 17-Sat Mar 23. Times vary. Various Metro stations including Burjuman, Union, DMCC, Al Rigga and Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall.

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