Dubai's Music Scene: The Top 5 Bands You Need to Know in 2023

Hey there music lovers! Dubai has always been a melting pot of cultures, and with the city’s thriving music scene, it’s no wonder why. From traditional Arabic music to international hits, there’s something for everyone. In this blog post, we’re going to talk about the top 5 bands in Dubai in 2023 that you absolutely need to check out.

The Boxtones

First up on our list is The Boxtones, a band that has been making waves in the Dubai music scene for years now. They describe their sound as “pop-rock with a funky edge,” and we couldn’t agree more. With catchy hooks and infectious beats, The Boxtones are sure to get you dancing.

About Last Night

The ultimate live pop band, About Last Night has been gracing the best stages in Dubai for more than 5 years. About Last Night draw influence from a wide range of artists such as Thirty Seconds To Mars, Fall Out Boy, OneRepublic, Bishop Briggs, The Midnight , U2, Hans Zimmer and Lady Gaga to create stadium-style rock/pop anthems. They sound big and bold! And they will make you dance…that’s for sure.

The Ark

Rock Pop at its best! The Ark has been making waves in Dubai and The UAE for some time now. Kerrie Stirling on vocals and sax is a real treat and for sure will get you up from your seat. Their style is very broad, going effortlessly from 80’s to 90’s pop & rock, Naughty’s to current hits. If you are looking for a party band, you will be lucky to have them at your event.

Carrie Gibson’s Nuvo Soul

Just WOW. Carrie Gibson is a true local legend, and her band Nuvo Soul are the most solid funk, soul and disco ensemble ever seen in Dubai. With a real trumpet and trombone brass section (not backing tracks), the band gives you the feeling you are back in the 70’s listening to Motown, but don’t be mistaken…they do funk/disco versions of current songs too.

The Ark Angelz

Last but certainly not least, we have the lovely and uber cool girls from The Ark Angelz; Dubai’s premier all girl band, with the gorgeous Georgia Octavia leading the way. Their energetic performances are not to be missed. They have been residents in the best live music venues and have built up a reputation as one of the best pop/rock (with emphasis on rock) acts in town.
Girls want to have fun and like Joan Jett once said: They (I) love rock and roll.

There you have it – our top 5 bands in Dubai in 2023. Whether you’re new to Dubai, a long-term resident or just visiting, be sure to check out these incredible musicians. Who knows, you might just discover your new favourite band!

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