A Cultural Landscape Gem in Dubai: Dubai Opera

Dubai land with skyscrapers is a place where your dream comes true when you set foot. It is a definitive destination for not only buildings, malls, and shopping but also for the cultural landscape of arts and music. 

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Located at the popular “the most prestigious square kilometer in the world” called Downtown Dubai. Its radiance can be felt by seeing the center of culture and arts, and the shining pearl of The Opera District in the shopping hub.   

Dubai Opera, like any other Opera in the world, is located in the heart of the city, breeding and anchoring the most beautiful, original, and appealing performing art experiences not only in Dubai but also from the World. 

The iconic dhow-shaped structure of the Dubai Opera Is a sensation of modern design and elegant tribute to Dubai’s naval history. The structure’s magnificent design, by Atkins and famous architect Janus Rostock, offers the exceptional ability to alter into three modes;

  • From theatre into a concert hall
  • From flat floor’ mode becoming a banquet or event hall

This flawless stretch allows Dubai Opera to organize a comprehensive selection of concerts and occasions, including theatre, opera, ballet, orchestras, fashion shows, live entertainment, conferences, galleries, and art exhibitions. 

The seating arrangement can be upto 2000, depending on the arrangement. When transformed into a recital hall, a chain of towers and reflectors on stage and ariel create an audible shell around the band, allowing a perfectly audible environment for astonishing sound quality. The structure’s unique planning also allows organizing a variety of events, such as weddings, trade shows, art exhibitions, and parties using its ‘flat floor’ mode. 

Opera in numbers:

  • 5,798 square metres in area
  • 1,901 gig capacities
  • 1,875 theatre capacity,
  • From 31 boxes, 184 box seating
  • 5,000 kg weight of the Chandelier
  • 2,900 LEDs in the chandelier
  • 600 lighting fixtures
  • 21 dressing rooms

This cultural nerve center of Dubai’s progressive vision, and is shifting the pattern of what an opera house can do for the community. 

That’s why it is set in an open-air plaza that will organize workshops, cafes and retail, and public theatre. The comparatively low-height opera house offers chivalrous variation to the twist high-rise buildings and the lake behind. 

They expect the visitors who come to the opera house to operate the plaza and the district. 

It is the technology-enabled metamorphic quality and its esteem towards integrating users and the widespread. It also contributes similarities with most of the world’s famous venues. For the city that has virtually everything a man could crave, this opera house provides an opportunity to study and mingle with performing arts, multiplicity, and one and all. They build it to engage a major role.  

I, Priya Nagarajan, is a past Assistant Professor, mentor, tutor, counselor. Writing has always been a passion of mine and so changed my path to my passion. I believe language is the best way to convey your thoughts and dreams to get the results. I believe it takes a personal approach to reach individual success. I write with a flair for creativity and a keen eye for the professional.

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