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All the Best Concerts and Gigs Coming Up in Dubai Living in Dubai, we're never short of live music to enjoy in the city. With artists making stops on their way to the next tour date or making special trips to perform in the UAE, there are always exciting concerts and gigs lined up.

Whether you're a fan of pop, rock, reggae, hip-hop, or Bollywood, there's an artist you'll love to see performing live in Dubai soon. You don't have to worry about keeping track of it all – we've done that for you.

So, to discover all the top concerts and gigs coming to the UAE in 2023, just keep reading.

September Concerts and Gigs

Jay Sean, Manj Musik, Juggy, and Raghav Noughties hitmakers Jay Sean, Manj Musik, Juggy, and Raghav are coming together for a concert in Dubai on Saturday, September 9. You'll have the chance to see Jay Sean in Dubai at the city's largest venue, alongside the three other British artists in the concert titled 'Indie Vibes.' Sharing the stage, these musicians will perform a selection of their respective hits from 8 pm onwards. Starting from Dhs195. Sat Sep 9, 8 pm. Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk coca-cola-arena.com.

Arab Music Candlelight Concert For the first time ever, Candlelight Concerts will host a concert exclusively dedicated to Arab music. Taking place at Al Majlis Madinat Jumeirah on Friday, September 15, tickets starting from Dhs150 are available now via the Fever website for those who wish to attend. You will hear several songs performed in candlelight by Fusion Al Arab Group. Starting from Dhs150. Fri Sept 15. Al Majlis Madinat Jumeirah feverup.com.

Seafret British indie duo Seafret is playing a one-night-only gig at Dubai Opera on September 15. Famed for their hits including "Tell Me It's Real" and "Atlantis," the duo will also perform songs from their new album "Wonderland." Tickets start from Dhs230 for the seated concert. Starting from Dhs230. Fri Sep 15, 8 pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai dubaiopera.com.

A1 and 911 An evening put on by MAC Global, A1 and 911 will feature on what looks set to be a big nostalgia trip at the Throwback Boyband event. A1 has numerous top 10 hits to their name, including "Caught in the Middle" and "Same Old Brand," while their cover of A-Ha's classic "Take on Me" is arguably their most famous. 911 also enjoyed several top 10 hits, noting success with four albums between 1997 and 1999. They also achieved platinum status more than 20 times in Southeast Asia, with chart success in the USA. Starting from Dhs95. Fri Sep 22. The Agenda, Media City platinumlist.net.

Mochakk Ibiza Beach Festival Dubai is returning to the sand at the end of September, with tech house DJ Mochakk headlining. Taking place on Saturday, September 30, the day-to-night festival will, once again, be on the shores of Soul Beach. Mochakk is playing his UAE debut at the event. At only 22 years old, Mochakk has made a name for himself in clubs around the world. The huge Brazilian DJ opened Hï Ibiza alongside Black Coffee earlier this year. Starting from Dhs250. Sat Sep 30, noon-1 am. Soul Beach, JA the Resort.

October Concerts and Gigs

Charlie Puth Popstar Charlie Puth is coming to Abu Dhabi in October, playing his "Charlie Live Experience" at Etihad Arena on Yas Island. Ticket prices are yet to be announced. Famed for his songs including "We Don't Talk Anymore" and "Marvin Gaye," the American singer is performing in the UAE as part of his 2023 concert series. Tickets TBC. Sun Oct 1. Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi livenation.ae.

Kiss American rock band Kiss is performing at the Coca-Cola Arena on Friday, October 13, as part of the band's final world tour. The only Middle East date on the tour, you'll be able to see the band's original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons along with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer. Starting from Dhs295. Fri Oct 13. Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk 800 Tickets.

Defected Dubai: Dunmore Brothers, Groove Armada, Hannah Wants, Roger Sanchez Attention house music lovers, Defected Records is hosting a three-day house music festival in October. Currently, the lineup includes Dunmore Brothers, Groove Armada, Hannah Wants, Roger Sanchez, and many more. DJs such as Alex Mills, Catz n Dogz, and Syreeta will also feature. Starting from Dhs200. Fri Oct 13 - Sun Oct 15. Various locations including Soul Beach defecteddubai.com.

Ben&Ben The Filipino folk and indie band Ben&Ben are coming to Dubai in October. Fans can catch the twin brothers along with their nine-piece band on Saturday, October 14, at the Coca-Cola Arena. Tickets are on sale now starting from Dhs149. Starting from Dhs149. Sat Oct 14. Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk coca-cola-arena.com.

Robbie Williams Robbie Williams is set to perform in Abu Dhabi later this year. The icon from Stoke-on-Trent has racked up award after award, including numerous Brit and MTV European Music gongs over his 25-year solo career. You can expect to listen to bangers like "She's The One," "Candy," and "Feel," should you manage to secure a coveted seat in the capital's Etihad Arena. Starting from Dhs395. Wed Oct 18. Etihad Arena, Yas Island, livenation.me.

Blue, Five, and Boyzlife Boyband fans can see three of the most popular '90s boybands in Dubai this October. Blue, Five, and Boyzlife (Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden, who previously appeared as members of Boyzone and Westlife) will all be playing at The Irish Village in Garhoud. Starting from Dhs225. Fri Oct 20, from 7 pm. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud theirishvillage.com.

Sean Paul It's No Lie, Sean Paul is coming to Dubai in October. The Jamaican rapper will be playing at the city's biggest venue, Coca-Cola Arena, on Saturday, October 21. You can see Sean Paul in Dubai starting from Dhs150 in the bronze seated area. Tickets for the standing area in front of the stage are Dhs300 and are open to those over 16 years old only, booking is now open on the Coca-Cola Arena website. With huge hits on his repertoire including "Got to Luv U," "Gimme the Light," and "Like Glue," it's sure to be a lively gig. Starting from Dhs150. Sat Oct 21, 9 pm. Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, coca-cola-arena.com.

Neha Kakkar Singer and Indian Idol judge Neha Kakkar is taking the stage at City Walk's Coca-Cola Arena on Sunday, October 22. The star will perform her Bollywood numbers including "Kar Gayi Chull" and "Sunny Sunny," Yo Yo Honey Singh, "Manali Trance," and "Akkad Bakkad." Starting from Dhs99. Sun Oct 22. Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, coca-cola-arena.com.

David Garrett Violinist David Garrett is performing his Iconic Tour 2023 at Dubai Opera on Thursday, October 26. Playing both classical and pop hits on his violin, the musician has a series of multi-platinum and gold albums to his name. Tickets start from Dhs400. Starting from Dhs400. Thu Oct 26, 8 pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, dubaiopera.com.

Dizzee Rascal Fix Up, Look Sharp, you can see Dizzee Rascal in Dubai on Saturday, October 28, at Emirates Golf Club. Tickets start from Dhs225 and are available to purchase now on Platinum List. A standing-only concert, the crowd will be able to dance to Rascal's bangers including "Dance Wiv Me," "Holiday," and "Bonkers." Known for his lively stage presence, the gig should be a fun one. Starting from Dhs225. Sat Oct 28, 8 pm (gig starts at 9 pm). Emirates Golf Club, Al Thanyah 3, dubai.platinumlist.net.

November Concerts and Gigs

Bryan Adams The one and only Bryan Adams is coming to Dubai later this year as part of his world tour. One of the biggest-selling musicians of all time, the Canadian singer-songwriter will perform at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday, November 4. Ticket prices TBC. Sat Nov 4. Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, coca-cola-arena.com.

Rock Tribute Concert Tribute concert, Rock Dubai, is taking place on Saturday, November 11, at The Square at ISD in Sports City. A daytime concert, doors will open at 2 pm, with music starting at 2:30 pm. Made up of five tribute acts, you will be able to see musicians playing as The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd, and Queen. Starting from Dhs148.50. Sat Nov 11, 2:30 pm onwards. The Square at ISD, Sports City, dubai.platinumlist.net.

Tiësto and Ava Max Dutch DJ Tiësto will be playing in Abu Dhabi over the Grand Prix weekend, performing on the opening night Thursday, November 23. Trance DJ Tiësto is known for hits such as his mix of Baroque piece "Adagio For Strings," along with dance hits "Red Lights" and "Forever Today." He will be joined by US pop star Ava Max, whose most popular songs include "Kings & Queens," "Sweet but Psycho," and "Salt." Starting from Dhs450. Thu Nov 23 - Sun Nov 26. Yas Marina Circuit, yasmarinacircuit.com.

Jethro Tull Proving you're not Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll, Jethro Tull will perform at Dubai Opera later this year. You will be able to see the English rock band in Dubai on Friday, November 24. Tickets for the band's Dubai gig, which is open to those over 21 years only, start from Dhs295. A seated concert, the stall seats (which are closest to the stage) will set you back Dhs600 each. Starting from Dhs295. Fri Nov 24, 8 pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, dubaiopera.com.

Foo Fighters Foo Fighters will headline the final day of concerts at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023 at Yas Island. Dave Grohl's US rock band will perform on Sunday, November 26, as one of the Abu Dhabi F1 concerts 2023. Fronted by former Nirvana drummer Grohl, the band is best known for hits including "Best of You," "My Hero," and "Times Like These." Starting from Dhs450. Sun Nov 26. Yas Marina Circuit, yasmarinacircuit.com.

December Concerts and Gigs

The Ibiza Orchestra Experience The Ibiza Orchestra Experience is coming to Dubai for a beach festival. Happening on Saturday, December 16, you can now sign up for 50 percent off tickets on the website. The location is yet to be released. Not heard of The Ibiza Orchestra before? It's a touring 26-piece orchestra that performs classic Ibiza anthems. Along with the band, there are live performers and a DJ to create a party atmosphere. Sat Dec 16. The Ibiza Orchestra Experience, ibizaorchestraexperience.co.uk/dubai.


Bananarama and ABC '80s icons Bananarama, ABC, Midge Ure, The Real Thing, Heather Small, Chesney Hawkes, and more are playing at Bla Bla's REWIND Festival in March 2024. The retro festival sold out in 2023, and tickets are already on sale for the 2024 iteration, so if you want to go, grab tickets now. Starting from Dhs399. Over 21s only. Mar 1-2, 2024. Bla Bla, JBR. reserve@blabladubai.ae (04 584 4111).