Page Last Updated: Wed, 2nd Jan 2019
The definitive destination for performing arts in Dubai, bringing arts and music to life like never before.
Located at what’s billed as ‘the most prestigious square kilometre 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 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.
Located at what’s billed as ‘the most prestigious square kilometre in the world’, Dubai Opera is the radiant centre of culture and arts in Downtown Dubai and the shining pearl of The Opera District.
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 produce and host the finest, authentic, creative and engaging performing arts experiences from Dubai and the world.
The Dubai Opera is equipped to facilitate access to all of its facilities for people with special needs and reduced mobility, ensuring that all guests can enjoy an impeccable experience.
Dubai Opera is accessible to wheelchair users and designated seats are available for wheelchair-bound patrons and their companions. Wheelchair bookings can be made via an order form which is available upon request from [email protected]
We are aware that we can offer wheelchair seats/positions only in selected parts of the auditorium, due to the seating configuration. As we appreciate that these seats may not be in your preferred areas, we guarantee you the best available wheelchair seat/position.
Dubai Opera has accessible restrooms on each level comprising Basement Parking 1, the Promenade Level, Lower Balcony and Upper Balcony. Escalators and elevators are available for easy access to other levels.
Lifts and Escalators
There is lift access to all levels of Dubai Opera and escalator access between the Lower and Upper Balcony. A stair lift is available on the Promenade Level.
Pick Up and Drop Off
Dubai Opera offers valet parking service where physically challenged people can be dropped off and collected. There are 10 disabled parking spaces located in Basement 2 Plaza Parking.
Dubai Opera offers valet parking service and Dubai Opera’s paid car park is open 24 hours.