Iconic Beirut Live Music Venue to Open January 2012
Dubai, December 7, 2011: Following months of excitement and speculation amongst Dubai’s stylish set, the team behind Beirut’s iconic live music venue MusicHall has confirmed the opening of MusicHall Dubai. Set to open in January 2012 at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel on The Palm, MusicHall Dubai offers a refreshing alternative to the usual weekend entertainment in the UAE for those who appreciate great live music, a unique atmosphere and good food.
With more than 10 unique acts per night, ranging from Rock to Latin, Gipsy, Middle-Eastern, Jazz and much more, MusicHall Dubai showcases a unique blend of multicultural music that guarantees to appeal to a diverse audience, whatever their music taste or nationality. An international DJ mixing world music will kick off the evening, followed by a wide range of multicultural, live acts performed throughout the night, until 3 a.m.
Lebanese entrepreneur and co-founder of MusicHall Michel Elefteriades said “Before we opened the MusicHall in Beirut, my advisors thought that such a project was unfeasible due to the high costs of bringing in several artists every night. They thought we did not need that many performances in one night. I persisted in my idea. The success of MusicHall has proved them wrong. Now, it is one of the hottest nightlife destinations in Beirut attracting music lovers from across the globe. With its diverse range of cultures and nationalities, Dubai is the perfect location for our second venue, and I look forward to the reaction when we open our doors in January.”
The venue for MusicHall Dubai is located in a theatre style setting adjacent to the main entrance of the breathtaking Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel on The Palm, with a capacity of up to 1000 people. Whilst enjoying the distinctive live music, guests can enjoy a meal on one of the plush, comfortable sofas or opt for drinks and delicious finger food at the bar.
MusicHall Beirut was launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Michel Elefteriades, providing a showcase for musicians signed to the family record label. It has since become one of Beirut’s most iconic and legendary live music venues and a cultural hub, making it a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.
MusicHall Dubai is part of an ambitious expansion to take the unique MusicHall experience to key cultural hubs worldwide within the next 5 years.
About Michel Elefteriades
Michel Elefteriades is a Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman born on June 22, 1970 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is notorious around the Arab world for his eclectic style and creations. Author and composer of more than 120 songs for such European and Arab artists as Tony Hanna, Demis Roussos, Jean Jacques Lafon, Nahawanad, Hanine y Son Cubano, El Chato, Galvez, Jose Fernandez, as well as a collective work including Saber el Ruba’i, Moen Shraif, Wadih El Safi, Mohamad el Mazem, Michel is considered to be a pioneer of World Music fusion. Elefteriades is also the founder and co-owner of “Elef.Records”, a former “Warner Music” label that has already produced over 16 albums.
In his search for a just and better world where the notions of justice, liberation, and equality prevail, Michel Elefteriades decided to set the foundations of a new social, philosophical, as well as political and cultural approach to a new nation he named “Nowheristan”. The ceremony of proclamation of the Great Empire of Nowheristan received the United Nations’ encouraging support by the presence of the UN Secretary General’s personal representative and the Lebanese Minister of Culture. Numerous intellectuals have joined the concept of Nowheristan and more than one hundred thousand of candidates from around the world have already applied for citizenship.
About Elefteriades Productions
Elefteriades Productions have been in the business since 1977 when Eng. André Elefteriades started the family saga with the famous live music club “La Macumba”. Today, more than 30 experienced artists, engineers and designers are part of the Elefteriades production company, determined to make their impact on the world of music. Elefteriades Productions provides a wide variety of services including artist production, management, booking, promotion and distribution, organization of concerts, shows, festivals and have organized over 300 events since 1977.