Top spots for food and live music

Jazz up your evenings with live entertainment
Whether a special treat or a more laidback evening with friends, Dubai has something satisfying for every occasion. Southern or Latin American delights or treats straight from the grill – there's a ticket to match every taste and craving. If you’re looking to add some live music flavour to your dinner plans, here’s a list of the top restaurants where you can find good food and great tunes.
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Heating up

BOHO

Heating up

BOHO

Grill up live beats

Get a hearty serving of smoked meats and smooth beats at Studio One’s BOHO. This artsy restaurant is inspired by nostalgic backyard barbecues, cooking up prime meats and wholesome fare like chargrilled lamb and beef tenderloin. They’re best known for their richly flavoured slow cooking technique and secret signature sauce, but they have plenty of vegetarian options to cater to all palates. Tuck in for a sizzling feast with fresh tunes by their star performer of the night.
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Tropical treats

Hotel Cartagena

Tropical treats

Hotel Cartagena

Latin American vibes

Hotel Cartagena is where signature Latin American flavours take on new life, with creative flair. Located in JW Marriott Marquis, this vivacious restaurant has all the glamour of the Colombian city with tropics-inspired interiors and a contagiously festive atmosphere. Dazzle all of your senses with a menu that boasts traditional flavours with a spin, as live drummers and dancers decked in vibrant, elaborate costumes entertain you. Food or music lovers, this spot is the social ticket for you.
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  Hotel Cartagena, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay
  +971 4 560 1799
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A live show

PizzaExpress Live

A live show

PizzaExpress Live

World-class pizza with entertainment

If you’re looking for great food and music with minimal glitz and glamour, PizzaExpress Live is your spot. The international pizza chain has jazzed up its venues in Dubai to include live music sets. Incredibly talented jazz artists from across the region grace the venue’s stage, adding a sense of dynamism to PizzaExpress’ laidback atmosphere. It’s a great spot for friends and families to sit back and enjoy incredible musicians while treating themselves to an evening of delicious and hearty Italian favourites.
Contact Details
  PizzaExpress Live, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, Business Bay
  +971 4 566 5722

  Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lake Towers
  +971 4 441 6342

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Social hub

Nola

Social hub

Nola

New Orleans inspiration

Southern American cuisine and vibes come to play at Armada BlueBay Hotel’s Nola. This social hub is home to traditional New Orleans-style food that packs a delicious flavourful punch. Everyone fits into the spot’s bohemian-meets-contemporary ambience, and Nola’s weekend jazz nights amp up the dynamic scene to a higher octave. Dinner, dance and soulful tunes makes for an evening you’ll savour throughout the night, and will keep you coming back again and again.
Contact Details
  Nola, Armada BlueBay Hotel, JLT
  +971 4 399 8155
5

Royal rhythms

Al Nafoorah

Royal rhythms

Al Nafoorah

Lebanese mood and food

Enjoy the rich heritage of Lebanese cuisine at Al Nafoorah. This upscale eatery offers a variety of delectable hot and cold mezzeh, but its true flavour lies in an expansive menu of sizzling delights straight from the charcoal grill. Delight in authentic flavours amid regal interiors or breathtaking outdoors with the iconic Jumeirah Emirates Towers soaring high above. It’s always a feast at this local favourite, which regularly serves evocative Arabic music on the side to engage each of your senses.
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