Dubai Opera, located within the Opera District in Downtown Dubai, is a 2000 seat performing art centre that brings together art and music to life in grandeur like never before. It is a multi-format performing arts centre built by Emaar Properties in 2016. Located in Downtown Dubai, which is billed as ‘the most prestigious square kilometre in the world’, the Dubai Opera house functions as a theatre, an exhibition centre, a concert hall, or even a banquet hall. It is considered as the hub of radiant culture and arts and is widely regarded as the shining pearl of The Opera District.
The Dubai Opera has a sprawling flat floor capacity of around 1800 square meters, and the structure resembles that of a ‘Dhow‘, a traditional sailing vessel, wherein the bow of the structure houses the main stage, thus validating the Dubai Opera as an architectural marvel. This contemporary design is a stylish tribute to Dubai’s maritime history.
It is widely considered as an international entertainment structure that warmly embraces its role as the cultural centre of Dubai. With world-class entertainment production, the Dubai Opera produces classy, authentic, and intriguing performing arts experiences from Dubai and the world.
How to reach the Opera
Dubai Opera is located in the heart of the Opera District, Downtown Dubai, which is extremely easy to access. There is good connectivity in all modes of transport within the city. The accessibility and entry get easier for special-needs individuals. The box office of the Opera is open between 10 am – 9 pm and is located in the Opera Plaza on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.
Experiences within the Dubai Opera
The Opera hosts several world-class musical and theatre productions, intense plays, comedy shows, and performing arts by artists watched and enjoyed by people throughout the world. It is also a conducive place for ballets, lectures, conferences, and other formal/official conventions. The longest-running show in the Dubai Opera was the Phantom of Opera in late 2019. This has also hosted several art-exhibitions, thus leading to variations in the events that the Opera has to offer.
Prominent shows in the Dubai Opera
Although there have been several shows that have produced stellar performances, there are few shows which turned out to be mind-blowing and swept the audience by their feet.
- Prominent comedy shows by imminent stand-up comedians which garner a huge audience for the show
- Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’ opera
- World-famous Russian Ballet – The Nutcracker
- Performance by King of Opera, Placido Domingo
- Performance by imminent international artists like Anoushka Shankar, Vengaboys, Rita Ora, Julio Iglesias and many more
- The Swan Lake, a classical ballet show
Dining options in the Opera
There are also several dining options available in the Dubai Opera house, right from family dining options to chic-lounges to several fine dining options. There are several restaurants for people enjoy their dining experience, namely The Loft, Amal, Prive, Hasi, Ristorante, Asado (Argentine), La Serre Bistro, Thiptara, and many more. Although one of the main highlights of the dining experience is a restaurant at the rooftop where you can dine with the view of the Burj Khalifa, which is an unparalleled experience.
Dubai offers its visitors grandeur and marvel in everything that the city has to offer, be it the Burj Khalifa or the Dhow Cruise or the Dubai Opera. Visiting Dubai can be once in a lifetime experience considering the amount of marvel that you’d embrace throughout your Dubai tour. Planning your Dubai vacation is an instrumental part as there are too many good options that you can’t afford to miss, and trust Pickyourtrail’s experts in curating the best Dubai vacation so that you come back with nothing but memories that last forever!
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