An architectural and engineering marvel
An architectural and engineering marvel, Dubai Opera shepherds the business orientated emirate to new heights by consolidating its status as a pioneer of inimitable luxury and a connoisseur of culture.
Dubai Opera passionately embraces its role as the vibrant cultural heart of Dubai, and is committed to hosting the finest, authentic, creative and engaging performing arts experiences to inspire local artists and catalyze the creation of other culture spots in the region.
Designed to resemble a dhow (a nod to the traditional sailing vessel used by Emiratis), the ‘bow’ of the structure houses the opera’s main stage, orchestra and seating, while the elongated ‘hull’ accommodates the waiting areas, taxi drop-off areas, and parking.
Brought to life by EMAAR Properties, the immense 65,000m² structure, opened August 31st 2016 with a performance by legendary tenor, Plácido Domingo. Supported by over 70,000m³ of concrete, and 12,000 tons of steel, the colossal venue is both large and state-of-the-art, and can easily accommodate a range of productions and shows.