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Dubai International Jazz Festival

The Dubai International Jazz Festival (DIJF, DJF) is an annual event with jazz musicians from around the world performing in Dubai. Occasionally the connection to jazz music is somewhat tenuous such as with the BeeGees, Spyro Gyra, Supertramp, Toto, and even Deep Purple, but it's all good fun and no one seems to mind too much. Most concerts are performed at Dubai Media City - headline acts at the amphitheatre and other performances in the Jazz Garden, also at Dubai Festival City. The jazz festival is held in February which has just about the best weather for evening events in Dubai.

  • Dubai Jazz Festival Friends Club - join the club to win prizes, meet performers, and get discounted tickets.
12th Dubai Jazz Festival 2014
Headline acts

Note that dates changed according to an announcement by Chillout Productions 12 Dec 2013. Tickets already purchased are still valid for the same performance on the new date.

  • Santana, closing act, Thursday 20 February 2014 at the Festival Park, Dubai Festival City (changed from 21 Feb 2014 previously announced).
  • Jamie Cullum, and Colbie Caillat, Wednesday 19 February 2014 (changed from Thu 20 Feb 2014).
  • Olly Murs, and The Wanted, Friday 14 February 2014.
  • Stone Temple Pilots, and Juliana Down, Thursday 13 February 2014.
11th Dubai Jazz Festival 2013
10th Dubai Jazz Festival 2012
9th Dubai Jazz Festival 2011
8th Dubai Jazz Festival 2010
  • Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2010 dates are 10-19 February 2010
  • Location is Dubai Media City amphitheatre for the big concerts, the Network Jazz Garden for other performances
  • Organisers are Chillout Productions
Network Jazz Garden
  • Network Jazz Garden (NJG) sponsored by Network International from 2009-2011.
Dubai Jazz Festival sponsors
  • Al Bustan Rotana - hospitality partner
  • Cadillac - DIJF Presenting sponsor from 2003-2009
  • Network International - Jazz Garden sponsor for 2009-2011, Presenting sponsor from 2010-2012
  • Skywards - Title sponsor from 2010-2012
7th Dubai Jazz Festival 2009
  • Dates Wednesday 18 to Friday 27 February 2009, timings from 6pm to midnight every night
  • Headline acts James Blunt 25 February 2009, John Legend 26 February 2009, Incognito 27 February 2009
  • Network Jazz Garden - a new part of the jazz festival with 3 performances per night, location at DMC Amphitheatre, open from 18-24 February 2009, timings from 8pm to midnight.
  • Cadillac Stage and Skywards Stage have one or two concerts each night from 25-27 February 2009
  • Ticket prices free (at the jazz garden for guests registered online), 295 dhs for main performances, 590 dhs for VIP tickets, 750 dhs for 3 night package.
  • 30,000 people in attendance
6th Dubai Jazz Festival 2008
  • 2008 Dubai Jazz Festival held at Dubai Media City (DMC) Amphitheatre, Dubai Festival City (DFC) in Garhoud, and the Dusk Terrace at the Radisson SAS Hotel, DMC.
  • Headline acts Jesse Cook 28 February 2008, David Gray 29 February 2008, Robin Gibb (from the Bee Gees) 01 March 2008
  • Festival dates 21 February - 01 March 2008. From 21-27 February at DFC and Radisson, from 28 February to 01 March at DMC Amphitheatre.
  • Tickets free to DFC and Radisson performances, AED 200/250 per day for DMC concerts or AED 500 for 3 days. Free for children under 10.
  • Number of people attending around 28,500
  • Best Public Entertainment Event in The Middle East award for 2008 from EVENT 360
5th Dubai Jazz Festival 2007
  • Headline acts included Dee Dee Bridge Water, Freddy Cole, Jamie Cullum, Toto
  • Best Festival award from What's On magazine in Dubai
  • Number attending 25,000
4th Dubai Jazz Festival 2006
  • Headline acts included Kool & The Gang, Randy Crawford, Roger Hodgson (from Supertramp)
  • Location at the DMC Lakeside with 3 stages and 6 shows each night
  • Best Festival award from What's On magazine in Dubai
  • Attendance figures about 21,500
3rd Dubai Jazz Festival 2005
  • Location at the DMC Lakeside with 3 stages and 6 shows each night
  • Audience of about 18,000 people
2nd Dubai Jazz Festival 2004
  • Location at the DMC Lakeside with 3 stages and 6 shows each night
  • Audience size of about 15,000
  • 3 days
1st Dubai Jazz Festival 2003
  • The first Dubai Jazz Festival, more properly called the Dubai International Jazz Festival, but there's only one so nobody will get confused.
  • 8,000 people attended
  • Philips was the Title sponsor and Cadillac the Presenting sponsor
Dubai Jazz Festival contact details
  • Chillout Productions FZ-LLC, Office G07, Loft 3, Dubai Media City
  • Postal address: PO Box 502185, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Tel +971-4-3911196, fax +971-4-3918930, email info@chilloutproductions.com
Last update Saturday 14-Dec-2013
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