The 1st ever edition of the Dubai International Jazz Festival® took place in January 2003 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre featuring mainstream jazz artists over 3 days selling only 1,200 tickets. But, since the 2nd edition the number of fans started growing year over year.
In 2012 the festival moved to a new ground at Dubai Festival City and was extended to 10 days in celebration of its 10th anniversary attracting more than 50,000 enthusiasts. In 2014 the festival has grown again by attracting over 60,000 fans.
In 2015 the festival returned to its original base in Dubai Media City, and to its original format of 3 consecutive nights. The 2015 edition was by far the best selling edition having 3 sold out nights featuring award winning artists including Sting, John Legend, and James Blunt, just to name a few.
In 2016 the festival featured a stunning line up of legends and selling out to its fullest capacity attracting more than 36,000 fans over 3 nights.
Over the course of 14 years, Chillout Productions have invited hundreds of acts from all over the world be it a legend, a diva, a talent or a pop artist to perform for more than 500,000 fans.