A new attraction in Downtown Dubai, the Dubai Opera, is perfect for those looking to experience a little bit of artful entertainment while in the city. It opened in 2016 and can seat up to 2000 people. There are year-round programs of opera, ballet, and concerts by famous musicians on offer, as well as well-known theatre productions and classical music concerts. They also host comedy shows and domestic productions.
Dubai Opera is the definitive destination for performing arts in Dubai, bringing arts and music to life like never before. 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 Atkins and lead architect Janus Rostock. It 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.
Dubai Opera also boasts several 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. 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 producing and hosting the finest, authentic, creative, and engaging performing arts experiences from Dubai and the world.