Emaar Properties will mark the grand inauguration of its iconic ‘Dubai Opera’ in Downtown Dubai with a spectacular line-up of world-class performances at the end of this year. The city’s first purpose-built multi-format performing arts theatre, Dubai Opera overlooks the majestic Burj Khalifa and spell-binding Dubai Fountain. It offers the ultimate flexibility of a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and a 2,000 sq m flat floor event space.
A never-before destination in the city, it will welcome a varied programme of cultural and lifestyle events including operas, ballet, classical performances, musicals, Arab and World Music, comedy, film, family entertainment, as well as rock, pop and jazz concerts. To seat up to 2,000 for a theatrical production and up to 1,000 for a gala dinner, Dubai Opera pays glorious tribute to the rich cultural heritage of Dubai taking design inspiration from the vintage dhows, which were integral to Dubai’s ancestors who took to the seas as part of their livelihood.
A platform for performing arts, an entertainment destination and a stimulus for creativity, Dubai Opera serves as a constant reminder of Dubai’s history as a trading, fishing and pearl diving community, celebrating the unbreakable link to the sea, and its cultural richness defined by Nabati poetry, story-telling, plays, literature and folk dances.
Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Dubai Opera is our tribute to our city and the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to establish Dubai as a seat of arts, culture, performing arts and world-class events. An architectural masterpiece, it draws design inspiration from our own heritage, while the focus on bringing exclusive and accomplished performing arts places it on the league of the world’s finest theatres.”
Access to the venue will be effortless through the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. Dedicated parking spaces will add to the convenience of visitors. With a built-up area of over 35,500 sq m, Dubai Opera is an integral part of The Opera District, a dedicated cultural and lifestyle hub launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.