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What makes the UAE an amazing place is that it has a little bit of everything for everyone. One of the greatest perks of living in the city is that every year, Dubai and Abu Dhabi have an impressive lineup of music concerts and exhibitions. This year is no different. From musicals to music festivals, the year is filled with exciting events. Scroll through to read more. 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

All The Best Music Concerts To Attend In 2023
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The extraordinary performance by Cirque Du Soleil will take audiences on a magical journey through the colourful ecosystem of insects in a celebration of biodiversity with high-flying acrobatic feats, enchanting music, and distinctive otherworldly costumes for an unforgettable show that is not to be missed. From January 12 through January 18, Coca-Cola Arena will host the contemporary dance and circus performance. To book your tickets, click here.

InClassica International Music Festival

All The Best Music Concerts To Attend In 2023
Imagery Courtesy: InClassica International Music Festival

On February 12th, the 12th edition of the InClassica International Music Festival will debut in Dubai for a month-long celebration that fuses art and culture. It is a place where incredible youthful talent converges with some of the most renowned musicians in the world who are passionate and devoted to their work. The festival continues to attract people from all walks of life whose love of classical music transports them to an oasis of spiritual delight and release from the stresses of daily life. To book your tickets, click here.

Hans Zimmer Live in Dubai

The German film score composer and music producer, who has written the scores for more than 100 films, including the Batman movies, Interstellar, and The Lion King, is finally arriving in Dubai for a magnificent evening. In January, the city will open its doors to the first-ever Hans Zimmer Live performance in the UAE. The Oscar-winning repertoire of the composer, who is renowned for his grandiose orchestral concerts, will be performed at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on January 27, 2023. To book your tickets, click here.

Abu Dhabi Festival 2023

Renowned musicians and artists from around the world are to perform at the 20th Abu Dhabi Festival, set to take place at the Emirates Palace in March 2023. The festival’s theme for the year is “The Will for Evolution”, and it features a line-up of events, including exclusive commissioning and co-productions, along with local, regional, and global premieres, in addition to a series of world-class events that include musical tours, panel discussions, and workshops. Peruvian operatic tenor Juan Diego Flóreztwo-time Grammy award-winning jazz musician Gregory Porter, Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun, and world-famous Chinese cellist Jian Wang are among the performers. 

Elrow XXL

For all the ravers, Elrow is coming back for its newest edition in Dubai for a massive outdoor music concerts and festival. What began as a social club in Madrid 148 years ago, Elrow has now become a global techno and house music festival. Set to host over 10,000 people, Elrow XXL will debut the famous Rowmudas Triangle stage which is one of the largest stages Elrow has ever produced for the first time in Middle East. Get ready for a wild night! To book your tickets, click here.

COREUNITY

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Core Direction and Dubai Shopping Festival collaborate to bring the region’s first camping, movement and music festival, COREUNITY at Hatta. Your weekend plans are sorted from January 13th to 15th for a thrilling 3-day schedule curated with wellness, adventure and fun on the agenda. Activities include sunrise summit meditations, HIIT, dance and yoga sessions, bonfire and camping, hiking biking and, kayaking with live music by Tunes DXB. Grab your family and friends for a revitalizing trip. To book your tickets, click here.

Ashanti and Friends Live

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R&B was at its finest in the 2000s, so you can’t miss R&B Star Ms Ashanti’s concert at the Coca-Cola Arena on 21st January with rapper Fat Joe. The night will be sensational as the diva showcase her Grammy, Billboard, and American Music Award winning prowess. Because what we miss in this era of Y2K trend comebacks is the music, so groove to with live renditions of chart-topping tracks What’s Luv? Foolish, Always on Time and more to make it happen. To book your tickets, click here.

Tom Odell

Concert
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After trending on Tiktok with Another Love, ten years after its initial release, the English pop-rock star Tom Odell has finally got his due credit. Performing at Dubai Opera on the 4th of February, this is a concert you must experience. The BRIT Award winner will surely take your breath away with songs from his recent album Best Day Of My Life and UK chart-topping hits Real Love, Heal, Half As Good As You and much more. To book your tickets, click here.

Amr Diab

Amr Diab Live, Courtesy of Sia PRO

Five-time platinum Arab artist Amr Diab returns to Dubai for a White Party on 21st January at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The multi-award-winning megastar, whose career spans nearly four decades as a best-selling Middle Eastern artist, will perform all his chart-topping hits like Tamally Ma’ak, Kalby Ekhtarak and more. Don’t forget to dress the part in all white for the white party. To book your tickets, click here.

Firdaus Ka Mausam with Atif Aslam and Firdaus Orchestra

Pakistani Artist Atif Aslam, Courtesy of Blu Blood

Blu Blood presents a sensational musical union of Pakistani singer-songwriter Atif Aslam and Dubai’s visionary all-women orchestral ensemble Firdaus Orchestra for Firdaus Ka Mausam, a spectacular live experience on the 4th of March in Coca-Cola Arena. With his massive hits and albums accumulating various prestigious awards, Atif Aslam is a well-known figure in the South Asian subregion for his unique raw vocal. Mentored by award-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman and gifted conductor Monica Woodman, Firdaus Orchestra is a one-of-a-kind collaboration you cannot miss. To book your tickets, click here