Bar bands in Dubai

Whether you like rock, pop or soulful blues, this city has it all

Live rock, retro & pop

Drew Live
A mixture of acoustic rock/pop and Celtic tunes.
Tue 9pm-midnight, Thu 9.30pm-12.30am. The Irish Village (04 282 4750).

Eclipse
Filipino band playing a variety of popular tunes.
Sun-Fri 10.30pm-2am. Chameleon Bar (04 214 7272).

Emanuel
Pop music.
Fri 9.30pm-midnight. Barasti (04 399 3333).

Five-Four Band
A Filipino band play selected pop tunes.
Sun-Fri 9.45pm-2am. Marbles Lobby Bar (04 222 7171).

Flory
Rock and pop tunes.
Thu 8pm-late. Evory Lounge (04 341 0000).

Holly Major
This talented Aussie plays acoustic rock and pop music.
Wed 7.30pm-late. Evory Lounge (04 341 0000).

Jabu and Vibrancy
Soul, pop and R&B.
Tue,Wed and Sat 8.30pm-12.30am, Thu-Fri 8.30pm-2.30am. JamBase (04 366 6914).

Krossconnection
Jazz, hip hop, rap, reggae and more. Sundays are dedicated to jazz and blues.
Sun-Fri 8.30pm till late. Krossroads Bar & Lounge (050 624 7469).

Lucky Star
A selection of popular Russian music.
Daily 9.30pm-3am. Rain (04 334 4088).

Marwan
Instrumental jazz-rock alternating with Tiger Lili.
Thu 10.30pm-2am. Blue Bar (04 332 0000).

Matt & Mike
Electric acoustic, harmony and indie rock covers.
Fri 9pm. The Irish Village (04 282 4750).

Michael Ross
This Scottish musician plays a range of pop and rock covers.
Thu 7pm-midnight. Barasti (04 399 3333).

Mike Unplugged
Mike plays a selection of classic hits.
Sun 9pm-midnight. The Irish Village (04 282 4750).

Off The Rails
Rock, pop and soul from the Brit and Antipodean trio.
Daily 9.30pm-3am. Player’s Lounge (04 398 8840).

Party Pete
An evening of musical entertainment from the cheerful singer.
Tue 7pm-midnight. Barasti (04 399 3333).

Peter J
Visit this British-style pub to hear a selection of popular tunes from the ’60s to the ’90s.
Mon 9pm-midnight. Nelson’s Bar (04 435 0000).

Richie D
Pop and rock classics and modern hits.
Mon-Thu 9pm-3am, Fri 4pm-3am. Double Decker (04 321 1111).

Ruth and James
Original tracks and covers.
Sun-Fri 8.30pm-1.30am. Sherlock Holmes (04 351 9111).

Skratch Band
Rock and pop covers.
Fri 6.30pm-9.30pm, Sat 6.30pm-11pm. Barasti (04 399 3333).

Sold Out
Pop and rock tunes.
Sat-Thu 10pm-3am. Rock Bottom (04 396 3888).

Sugar Free
For a selection of rock tunes.
Wed-Mon 8.45pm-1.15am. Harry’s Place (04 262 5555).

White Rabbit
Expect a wide range of R&B and rock tunes.
Sat-Thu 10pm-2.30am. Time Café (04 334 4088).


Live jazz & blues

Afif Brothers
Quartet Rony and Elie Afif lead the band’s return to this jazz club.
Fri 9.30pm-1am. Blue Bar (04 332 0000).

January
Classic jazz tunes on piano, with soulful vocals.
Sun-Fri 9pm-12.45am. Piano Bar (04 399 5555).

Kara
Pat plays Irish tunes and blues on fiddle, banjo and guitar.
Fri 9.30pm-12.30am, Sat 9pm-midnight, Wed 9pm-midnight. The Irish Village (04 282 4750).

Ptah Brown
The vocalist and songwriter dazzles with blues, jazz, pop and gospel.
Mon and Wed-Sat from 9.15pm. Oeno (04 399 4141).

Rachael Calladine and Quartet
A fusion of jazz, soul and funk, with some smooth vocals.
Sat brunch 12.30pm-3.30pm. Latitude (04 406 8999).

Rami and band
All-male three-piece band playing instrumental jazz.
Fri 9am-noon. Bloomingdales (04 362 7500).

The Fairplay Project
A three-piece soul and jazz band with vocals from Rachael Calladine.
Fri brunch 1pm-4pm. The Meydan (04 381 3333).

Thuli and the Band
R&B and soul from this group, with great vocals from Thuli.
Fri brunch 12.30pm-3.30pm. Latitude (04 406 8999).

Urban
Expect a cool selection of R&B, soul, funk and house tunes at this popular Garhoud bar.
Sat-Thu 10.30pm-1am. Warehouse (04 217 0000).

Yasmin Duo
A range of classic American jazz.
Sun-Fri 10pm-2am. Cooz (04 317 1234).


Live latin & world

Bouzouki Band
Traditional Greek taverna tunes with female vocals.
Mon-Sat 7pm-1am. Yia Yia (04 346 1111).

Kche Live
Latin music.
Mon-Sat 9pm-1am. Malecon (04 346 1111).

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