Dubai, January 27, 2013: MusicHall is definitely taking Dubai’s nightlife to another level of entertainment. Dubai has been long over due for a cultural nightspot to entertain it’s global community. The iconic live music show from Beirut saw a grand opening this weekend to an enthralling crowd. José Gálvez energized the crowd with his enthusiasm on stage performing in his signature style ‘Cante Jondo’, while sicilian tenor Tino Favazza filled the venue with his powerful Bel Canto voice singing an opera aria and a Neapolitan song. Diverse performances brought the crowd alive with talented artists like Bilal the Gipsy prince, an Egyptian folk singer singing on a loudspeaker in front of a projection made of belly dance passages taken from black and white Egyptian movies, Cuban salseros, Sabreen a charismatic American Soul artist and Russian folk singers to name a few.
MusicHall Dubai is based on the popular music venue that was pioneered by the Elefteriades brothers in Beirut, Lebanon in the early 2000s. The show became an overnight success with its modern and innovative take on the ‘dinner & dance cultural entertainment’ concept.
From rock, reggae and jazz, to Arabic, gypsy and Latino, music from every corner of the globe will be showcased with a distinctive blend of more than ten live acts per night, combining a unique lively atmosphere with quality entertainment and good food.
MusicHall Dubai’s permanent quarters will be in the theatre of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, located next to the main entrance of the palatial hotel, and can accommodate up to 1000 people. Whilst enjoying the distinctive live music, guests can enjoy a meal on one of the plush, comfortable sofas in the levelled seating areas or opt for drinks and finger food at the bar. Throughout the night, an international DJ mixing world music provides an interlude between acts, offering a refreshing alternative to the UAE’s nightlife and music scene.
The venue will be open year-round on Thursdays and Fridays between 9pm until 3am. Entry is subject to a minimum-spend on food and beverage, Dress code is smart casual. MusicHall is also available for hire throughout the week for private functions including weddings, corporate entertainment, product launches and other events.
Described by international media as “the place where the heart of world fusion music beats”, the MusicHall is not just a theatre venue, yet much more than a club.
MusicHall Beirut was launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Michel Elefteriades, providing a showcase for musicians signed to his record label. It has since become one of Beirut’s most iconic live music venues and a cultural hub, making it a must-visit for locals and tourists alike, with a live music stage offering a new and unique concept: Short live musical acts unveiling talents from around the world in a series of staged eclectic performances using the best in sound and light technologies, in addition to refined gourmet menus.
The MusicHall’s secret lies beneath the combination of two components founded on excellence: the managerial and technical skills of its team under the supervision of Eng. Jean Elefteriades and the artistic creativity of its mentor Michel Elefteriades.
MusicHall Dubai is part of an ambitious expansion to take the unique MusicHall experience to key cultural hubs worldwide within the next 5 years. Launching in January 2013, MusicHall Dubai is based on the legendary MusicHall Beirut, offering a refreshing alternative to the usual weekend entertainment in the UAE. MusicHall is the ideal destination for those who appreciate great live music, a unique atmosphere and fine food.
MusicHall offers a unique blend of live music from across the 4 corners of the globe. With more than 10 unique acts per/night, ranging from Rock to Latin, Gipsy, Middle Eastern, Jazz and much more. “Cultural entertainment” said MusicHall founder when asked to define his place in two words. www.themusichall.com
About Michel Elefteriades
Beirut-born Greek-Lebanese music mogul, politician, artist, producer and businessman Michel Elefteriades, also known as The Emperor, is a modern day version of a Renaissance man. He is notorious around the Arab world and beyond for his eclectic style and creations. Michel has created over 140 songs for International and Arab artists and produced over 40 music video and documentaries, 2 books and a number of essays and press articles, Musicals and plays, Paintings and sculptures, The Mediterraneo Byblos International Festival that he founded and directed 1999 to 2003, his virtual nation Nowheristan and his internationally acclaimed venue the MusicHall.
About Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a luxurious beachside resort located on the West Crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The interior of the resort is inspired by the ancient palaces of Turkey and features hand-painted finishing, Turkish artworks and stunning murals that conjure up images of the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire. The resort boasts 405 rooms and suites, 38 Royal Residences, Talise Ottoman Spa, one of the largest and most luxurious spas in the Middle East and a collection of six restaurants, which offer a vibrant selection of culinary experiences. www.jumeirah.com/JumeirahZabeelSaray