James Blunt to kick off Dubai Jazz Festival



James Blunt in Dubai on Thursday, February 16th

Get ready to meet the legends and stars of the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2012 from the 16th to 24th February at its proud new home, Dubai Festival City (DFC).

Kicking off the 10th Anniversary of this Must-see Event will be James Blunt on Thursday, February 16th and Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on Friday, February 17th. The music keeps playing all through the week; from Saturday through Thursday you can chill at the “Jazz Garden” and listen to international jazz and Rhythm and Blues artists. The 2nd weekend of the main gigs continues with Jason Mraz on Thursday, February 23rd before wrapping up with James Morrison on Friday, February 24th.

Dubai Festival City promises fans an unparalleled experience! This year you can enjoy the finest shopping in Festival Centre and mouth-watering gourmet restaurants at the Marina Restaurant Pavilion before you hop on the Big Bus Tours Shuttle to the fantastic new concert venue.

Toyota from Al-Futtaim Motors will add more excitement to your journey! Visitors will be given the unique opportunity to preview the new FT86 and you will have a chance to win a Fortuner by filling in your details and dropping them at the display booth. Ali Emara a young soul and rock artist will be performing in-between acts at the special SUV Toyota display and to round off the Toyota magnanimity.

One of the unique aspects of this year’s festival is the food, with the InterContinental and Crowne Plaza DFC outlets taking their fine dishes to the great grassy venue. The food options include everything from steak sandwiches and picnic baskets to shawarma and Belgian fries and will be available on the stations of Terra Firma Steakhouse, Bistro Madeleine, Belgian Beer Café and Al Soufra which will open from 6:00 pm to midnight on weekdays and 6:00 pm – 2:00 am on weekends.

Before you leave, don’t forget to take a memorial photo at the Dubai Festival City kiosk and collect your Dubai Festival City booklet which includes exciting deals from Festival Centre’s premium Restaurants.

Didn’t get your tickets yet? Buy main gig tickets or register for the Jazz Garden online at www.dubaijazzfest.com.


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