12-hour Arabic alternative music festival coming to Dubai

WASLA will see top acts from across the region taking to the stage at Burj Park

12-hour Arabic alternative music festival coming to Dubai

As an emerging genre, Arabic alternative music is full of fascinating performers from across the region – and this 12-hour festival is the perfect way to experience the top talent on the scene.

WASLA has been confirmed for Friday April 5 this year at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai, with the line-up including Egyptian rock giants Cairokee and Jordanian indie trio El Morabba3.

Also taking to the stage are the “the Middle East’s biggest alt rock band” (according to critics) as Lebanon’s Mashrou’ Leila play songs from their brand-new album The Beirut School.

Or check out 47SOUL, who join straight from their headline slot on the globalFEST stage at SXSW, with their new album ‘Balfron Promise’.

Another favourite is Massar Egbari – with the Egyptian rockers playing out hits for the crowds at the third annual festival – which runs from 11am-11pm.

This year's event is promised to be bigger and better than ever before, with top producers Live Nation putting on the show in partnership with Emaar, Dubai Calendar and Rove Hotels.

Early bird tickets are available now for Dhs195, getting you a whole day of brilliant music right next to Burj Khalifa.

And if you're looking for another place to have a great night, come along to the huge after-party following the Time Out Dubai Music & Nightlife Awards at the city's newest super-club.

The exclusive bash is taking place at SKY2.0 on Wednesday March 27 – the perfect chance to check out the new spot. Click here to RSVP now on Facebook.

The new outdoor venue in Dubai Design District offers crowds a top place to party every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with panoramic views of the city skyline.
WASLA: From Dhs195. Fri Apr 5, 11am-11pm.

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