Dubai Opera, Dubai

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Dubai Opera is a 2,000-seat, multi-format, performing arts centre, which is located within The Opera District in Downtown Dubai. It was developed by Emaar Properties to host a variety of performances and events including theatre, opera, ballet, concerts, conferences and exhibitions. Its plans were announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in March 2012 and it was completed in 2016. It opened on 31 August 2016 with a performance by Plácido Domingo. The first season featured Bizet's The Pearl Fishers opera and also the legendary tenor José Carreras. Dubai Opera has flat floor capacity of 1,800 m2 (19,000 sq ft). This floor can be hired for weddings, gala dinners, fashion shows and exhibitions.
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  • It was perfect , the tour guide was very friendly, we enjoyed the tour , it was amazing Kind of different experience than museums Which we love it so much 
    It was perfect , the tour guide was very friendly, we enjoyed the tour , it was amazing Kind of different experience than museums Which we love it so much  more »
  • Went to Dubai Opera for an Architectural Tour of the place, and it was awesome. Absolutely fascinating to see the place 'behind the scenes' and even got to see the stage and seating in the process of....  more
    Went to Dubai Opera for an Architectural Tour of the place, and it was awesome. Absolutely fascinating to see the place 'behind the scenes' and even got to see the stage and seating in the process of....  more »
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  • An absolutely beautiful place. The architecture is awesome and the inside is great too. Went there to watch a play and we had great seats and had a great time. Definitely a must visit. Now for the negatives. The seats are pretty tight….for a new theater I expected there would be more legroom between the seats. I found it a bit tight. Also the seat numbers are located in the bottom front of the seat….not sure how they thing people are able to see the seat numbers. Wouldn’t it make sense to put the seat numbers on top of the seat where they are visible? Also, the website where you book the tickets is awful. It does not show the section numbers and it was not easy to figure out which seats we were booking. All they had to do was to put the section numbers on the overall map. It will make a better user experience. We had seats in the gold section row “T” seats 1 and 2. I found these seats were good considering they are in the middle of the theater and have a direct view of the stage. I am sure there are better seats than these; maybe others will post here about there experience.
  • Very modern architecture and a beautiful interior hall with a 3 floor chandelier makes this Opera house special. My seat was on the 2nd floor (grand circle) but the view of the stage was great with the front rows way below my eye point. Ticket prices are high but still it's definitely worth visiting.

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