A new music festival, featuring artists and musicians from across the world, will take place in Dubai Metro stations over the coming week.
TheÂ Metro Music Festival, taking place from March 17 to 23, is a free-to-attend Festival will feature performances by international musicians from a range of musical genres.
In a first event of its kind to be held in the Arab world, the festival will be held at five Dubai Metro stations in Dubai: Burjuman, Union, DMCC, Al Rigga and Burj Khalifa.
With an eclectic line-up of 25 musicians from across the world, the festival will seeÂ all the performances will be rotated across the seven days of the event to cover the five metro stations.
â€œThe Metro Music Festival is a wonderful celebration of Dubaiâ€™s spirit of cultural diversity and inclusiveness,” said Mona Al Marri, director general of the Government of Dubai Media Office
“The event will convey Dubaiâ€™s messages of harmony and tolerance in the universal language of music. This initiative is part of Brand Dubaiâ€™s efforts to develop initiatives that highlight Dubaiâ€™s unique character as one of the worldâ€™s most culturally diverse and inclusive cities.â€
The festival will feature a host of musicians from both traditional and non-traditional genres of music. Innovative instruments and offbeat musical styles featured in the event are expected to be a big draw among the public.
The musicians performing at the festival, who include traditional musicians, street performers, classical instrumentalists and fusion musicians, are considered some of the most talented musical performers in their respective countries, said Brand Dubai, organisers of the event.