The definitive destination for performing arts in Dubai
Dubai Opera is the city’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre. Located at what’s billed as ‘the most prestigious square kilometer in the world’ in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Opera is the radiant centre of culture and arts in Dubai and the shining pearl of The Opera District.
Dubai Opera passionately embraces its role as the creative heart of the city, producing and hosting the finest, most authentic, and engaging performing arts experiences from Dubai and the world.
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, 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 Tour
Discover and explore one of Dubai’s most iconic cultural destinations, blending visionary architecture with moments of magic.
The iconic dhow-shaped building of Dubai Opera is designed as a tribute to the maritime history, the culture and the subsequent development of Dubai.
Each and every architectural detail has a story behind it and on this tour, you will learn all about what inspired Danish architect, Janus Rostock, to come up with such a remarkable design to represent the Downtown area alongside Burj Khalifa.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Dubai