Dubai Metro Music Festival comes to conclusion
The third Dubai Metro Music Festival came to a successful conclusion after a week-long celebration of world music, during which five Dubai Metro stations were transformed into stages for live musical performances. The festival was organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Dubai Government Media Office (GDMO), in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The Dubai Metro Music Festival was held from 6-12 March at five Dubai Metro stations: Union, Mall of Emirates, Burjuman, Dubai Financial Centre and Sobha Realty. More than 800,000 passengers who visited the five metro stations during the week enjoyed exciting musical performances by 20 local, regional and international musicians presenting unique sparks of creative talent in a wide range of instruments, genres and styles.
The festival received extensive media coverage: 750 local and international news items covered its events. In addition, more than 1,000 social media posts related to the festival generated significant online coverage, with a combined reach of more than 136 million followers on various social media platforms.
Artists from Egypt, India, France, Thailand, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Cuba, the UK, Lebanon, Canada, the Netherlands, Jordan, Australia, the UAE and other countries – ranging from traditional to experimental musicians – took part in the festival.
This year’s Dubai Metro Music Festival focused on the theme of sustainable development in line with the UAE’s declaration of 2023 as the ‘Year of Sustainable Development’. During the festival several musicians demonstrated their talents using instruments made from recycled materials, which gave their performances a special flavour. This creative approach helped raise awareness of sustainability and highlighted the importance of using environmentally friendly materials.
The Dubai Metro Music Festival was one of the key events highlighted in the latest #DubaiDestinations campaign, which invited residents and visitors to experience Dubai’s diverse arts and culture scene during the #DubaiArtSeason. The festival showcased Dubai’s cosmopolitan spirit and creative vibrancy, and contributed to the city’s vision to become one of the world’s best cities to live and visit.
The festival featured a variety of instruments including canoon, piano, flute, oud, drums, saxophone, santoor, guitar, harmonica, electric guitar, hand pans and homemade instruments. On the website.
The public could watch live performances from 4pm to 10pm every day, with all performances alternating throughout the festival to cover all five metro stations.
The Dubai Metro Music Festival is an annual event in Dubai that brings together musicians from different countries and genres to perform at various metro stations across the city. The festival has gained huge popularity among residents and tourists in Dubai. The Dubai Metro Music Festival aims to promote music and cultural exchange as well as showcase the talents of local and international musicians. The festival provides a unique platform for musicians to interact with a diverse audience and for passengers to enjoy live music on their daily commute.
The festival also supports Dubai’s vision of becoming a global cultural hub as it brings musicians and music lovers together from across the world. It gives people the opportunity to experience different musical styles and traditions and learn about different cultures through music. The festival is an important event in the rich cultural calendar of Dubai that promotes cultural exchange and supports the development of the music industry. It is also a fun and unique experience for residents and visitors to enjoy live musical performances in an unusual setting.
The Dubai Metro Music Festival concluded after a week-long celebration of global music. 5 metro stations were transformed into stages for live musical performances, treating over 800,000 commuters to captivating shows.#DubaiDestinations – #DubaiArtSeasonhttps://t.co/0VleRIBzfE pic.twitter.com/Y7Abe9lY8a— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 13, 2023
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