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About Dubai Opera Tours

If you’re spending time in Downtown Dubai, don’t miss the opportunity for an insider’s look at the city’s latest cultural icon with a guided tour of Dubai Opera. Discover the inspiration for the architectural design, see the cutting-edge audio-visual technology that enhances every performance, and take a behind-the-scenes tour to see where the magic happens.

Don’t miss this exciting chance to explore the contemporary yet cultural jewel which holds a prominent spot in Downtown Dubai’s skyline. Please note that the tour lasts about one hour and is conducted in English and Arabic, with other languages available on request.

The Building

The iconic dhow-shaped building of Dubai Opera is a masterpiece of contemporary design, and a stylish tribute to Dubai’s maritime history. The building’s exquisite design, by architect Janus Rostock, gives the exceptional ability to transform into three modes; from a theatre into a concert hall, and into a ‘flat floor’ mode becoming a banquet or event hall. This seamless flexibility enables Dubai Opera to host a wide variety of performances and events including theatre,opera, ballet, orchestras, concerts, fashion shows, live entertainment, conferences, galleries and art exhibitions.

In Theatre mode, the space is suitable for large-scale drama productions, musicals, ballets, lectures, and conferences, seating up to 2,000 people, depending on configuration. When transformed into a concert hall, a series of towers and reflectors on stage and overhead are designed to create an acoustic shell around the orchestra, enabling an impeccable acoustic environment for a perfect sound quality. The building’s unique architecture allows to also host a variety of events such as weddings, trade shows, art galleries and exhibitions, receptions and parties, using its “flat floor” mode.

Dubai Opera also boasts a number of spaces and venues, including a stunning rooftop restaurant and sky garden with views of The Dubai Fountain and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

Located at what’s billed as ‘the most prestigious square kilometre in the world’, Dubai Opera is the radiant centre of culture and arts in Downtown Dubai and the shining pearl of The Opera District.

With its unique 2000-seat multi-format theatre, Dubai Opera is a definitive international destination for performing arts and world-class entertainment productions. Dubai Opera passionately embraces its role as the vibrant cultural heart of Dubai, and is committed to produce and host the finest, authentic, creative and engaging performing arts experiences from Dubai and the world.



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