Dubai: The third edition of the Dubai Metro Music Festival, which runs from March 6–12, will bring together some of the most innovative musicians in the region and from across the world, representing a range of musical genres.
The week-long celebration of global music is organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
An eclectic line-up of 20 musicians will perform at five Dubai Metro stations, including Union, Mall of Emirates, Burjuman, Dubai Financial Centre, and Sobha Realty.
The visitors will be treated to captivating musical performances featuring string, percussion, wind, acoustic, and other unusual instruments, including ones made of recycled objects.
Ms. Shaima Al Suwaidi, Director of Brand Dubai, shared that “we are excited to launch the third edition of the Dubai Metro Music Festival, which will bring together a mix of traditional and experimental musicians, classical instrumentalists, and fusion musicians to entertain Dubai’s cosmopolitan community.”
“As one of the key highlights of the ongoing Dubai Destinations campaign, focused on showcasing the exceptional experiences, events, and activities of #DubaiArtSeason, the festival reflects the city’s emergence as an international cultural hub. The event further raises Dubai’s profile as one of the world’s best places to live and visit,” Ms. Al Suwaidi added.
The 2023 edition is dedicated to the theme of sustainability, in accordance with the UAE’s announcement of 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability.” A number of musicians will be joining the festival to showcase their talent using instruments made from recycled materials.