The Barzakh Festival on 28th Feb. & 1st Mar. at NYUAD Arts Center

Barzakh Festival – Day 1 – 47SOUL and Pedro Coquenão / Batida

Barzakh Festival – Day 2 – The Ex + Fendika, RAM, and Al Nuban Folklore Troupe

Dar Al Zain Festival in Al Ain Convention Centre until 23rd Dec.

Dar Al Zain Festival

This winter, Al Ain region will see the creation of a special ‘outdoor village’ in the city, packed with entertainment, food and activities. The first-ever Dar Al Zain Festival will take place between 14th and 23rd of December. Hosting families and lovers of the outdoors, the Festival promises to be the go-to event spread over 10 days.
Entry fee: 
Adult: AED 30 on weekends and AED 15 on weekdays
Kids:  AED 15 for kids under 12 and free  entry for those under 6
20% discount for a group of 5 or more
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The programme will feature special performances by Arab celebrities organized especially for the Festival:
Myriam Fares: on December 14
Mohammed Al Shehhi : on December 15
Balqees Fathi : on December 22
Majid ALMohandis : on December 23

Children will have the lion’s share of fun at the Dar Al Zain Festival, though, as they will be able to enjoy a dedicated play area and to take part in the Festival’s activation. The Festival will feature a minimum of 20 curated shows, along other family-oriented activities, designed to attract family members of all ages.

For more details, visit –

Another AAMF – the 5th – is over!

The fifth edition of the Al Ain Music Festival -in its new format-concluded successfully last Friday, 24th November.

Young Hands & Voices concert 24 Nov. 2017 10aEarly that evening, the “Young Hands & Voices” concert enthralled a large audience at the Al Ain Academy. Our congratulations go to Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez,   (on left in this photo),   for all her efforts in organising this fine event.

Chronicles of Khan at the Luce on 24 Nov 2017Later in the evening, at the nearby Danat Al Ain Resort Hotel, The Chronicles of Khan made their Al Ain debut performance in the Luce Restaurant. We thank Khan and his band (photo) for playing a splendid set for us.

And, indeed, our thanks go out to all the performers and organisers of all seven events of the Al Ain Music Festival 2017 for presenting and producing another very varied, highly enjoyable and successful community-based music festival across the oases of Al Ain!

Final AAMF 2017 Update

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After last Friday’s very enjoyable and well-attended “All About the Jazz!” concert at the Rotana Hotel’s Zest Garden, the Al Ain Music Festival 2017 concludes at the Danat Al Ain Resort Hotel’s Luce Restaurant this Friday, 24th November.

The Chronicles of Khan rock band will be performing ‘unplugged’ in the Danat Hotel’s Luce Italian Restaurant from 8 pm. . However, as the Luce Italian Restaurant isn’t a very large venue, we recommend that fans of rock music should take their places earlier tomorrow evening.

This will be The Chronicles of Khan debut performance in Al Ain, after their recent performances at many large festivals in their home city of Dubai, and elsewhere within the region. Don’t miss out on this rare chance to hear them play live in Al Ain!

Earlier, from 6 pm. on Friday evening, about one hundred talented young musicians from a dozen local schools will be performing at the AAMF’s “Young Hands and Voices concert at the Al Ain Academy‘s auditorium in Al Sarooj District. This is the second edition of this concert, which builds upon a successful beginning at Al Qattara Arts Centre last November.

This concert’s organiser, Yaremi Ledesma Alvarez, has informed us that all of the auditorium’s seats, which had been available for this concert, have now been reserved. So, it’s going to be a very full house!

AAMF squiggleFinally, if you have any photos and/or video clips of AAMF events which you would like to share with us, please feel free to post them to us via Facebook Messenger or by emailing us at:- .

Luce Restaurant at Danat Hotel is the venue on Friday, 24th Nov.

The venue for the final AAMF 2017 concert is the

Luce Italian Restaurant at Danat Al Ain Resort Hotel.Luce Restaurant Danat Hotel

The ‘Chronicles of Khan‘ band from Dubai will be performing there ‘unplugged’ on Fri., 24th November.Chronicles of Khan colour


This rock concert starts at 8pm..

For background information about the Chronicles of Khan visit –

Please note that admission to this concert is now free of charge!

Don’t miss it!