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event_available Thu, 16 Dec 21 to Sun, 19 Dec 21
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access_time Event Starts: 20:00 - 22:00 on Sun, Thu, Fri, Sat
payment Silver: AED 300.00
Gold: AED 450.00
Platinum: AED 600.00
VIP: AED 750.00
Side Box 4 pax: AED 2,400.00
Side Box 5 pax: AED 3,000.00
Corner Box 10 pax: AED 3,000.00
VIP Box 5 pax: AED 3,750.00
Side Box 7 pax: AED 4,200.00
VIP Box 8 pax: AED 6,000.00
Age Policy

2+ years would require a ticket to enter the Auditorium at Dubai Opera.
- Below 2 years are not permitted into the Auditorium at Dubai Opera.

Dress Code

We encourage everyone to dress up for the occasion!



Outlet Terms and Conditions

Latecomers may only be admitted at a suitable pause.
- Any use of mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.
- The Opera Cafe opens two hours before the performance.


If you are driving and plan to self-park, there are underground parking spaces available.
- Paid parking spaces in very close proximity to Dubai Opera are available at Green Parking.
- Green Parking is a flat rate of AED 50 per visit starting from 2 hours before the show.
- You can access the P3 underground parking entrance on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, the entrance to the underground parking is located just after the Dubai Opera hashtag on the right.

Refund Policy

Refunds/ exchanges are not permitted under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to, change in personal circumstances, sickness, travel restrictions, or any circumstances related to Covid-19 which might prevent you from attending.
- For specific performances (e.g. Concerts), all ticket holders will be required to show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination to attend.
- There are no exemption categories for customers who do not have or are unable to have a vaccination. Refunds or exchanges are also not permitted in these circumstances.
- Please click here to check full Vaccination Requirements before purchasing.
- If the performance has a Vaccination Requirement, this will clearly be displayed on the Show description page.
- The Dubai Opera seating plan has been approved by the relevant authorities. The seating plan is complaint with all current Covid-19 precautionary measure guidelines. Refunds are not permitted in any circumstance where a customer is not satisfied with their choice of seat, or the Venue’s seating arrangement.
- Please contact [email protected] in you require any information before booking.


Please call +971 4 440 8888 or email [email protected]

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Proof of Vaccination is NOT required for this performance.

A landmark for the UAE, Expo 2020 Dubai has commissioned an opera, which will have its premiere at Dubai Opera from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 December 2021.

Combining the best Emirati and global talent, Al Wasl Opera brings together more than 100 artists and musicians, plus a production team of 70 professionals.

Composed by Mohammed Fairouz and co-authored and written by Maha Gargash, Al Wasl Opera is produced in collaboration with Welsh National Opera, conducted by Justin Brown and directed by Sir David Pountney.

Sung in English, Al Wasl, which means ‘the connection’ in Arabic and is the old name for Dubai, tells the story of the UAE as a connector between civilizations and shares the UAE’s innovative spirit.

Al Wasl Opera spans thousands of years of history, featuring the Saruq Al Hadid gold ring, one of the treasures from the Iron Age found in Dubai, which was the inspiration for the Expo 2020 logo.

“The stage is dominated by an image of rings that intersect with one another. The story of Al Wasl begins in the desert, and we created a rather original way of depicting this desert in a metaphorical way,” says Sir David Pountney.

“In the middle act we are in the present, where there is a strong reference to the creation of the Burj Khalifa. We go on into the future in the final act, where we are in pure fantasyland about what the future may or may not look like.”

Celebrating the diverse heritage of the UAE, its achievements to date, and its aspirations for the future, Al Wasl Opera celebrates the power of the human spirit and how we can inspire boundless possibilities when we come together to remember what unites us.

Evoking a sense of reverence, it highlights the beauty of shared connections, truth, and hope.

For more information, visit the Al Wasl Opera page.

Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 December 2021 from 8pm.
All times are approximate, running time is 120 mins with intermission

• AED 300 Silver
• AED 450 Gold
• AED 600 Platinum
• AED 750 VIP
• AED 2,400 Side Box - 4 Pax
• AED 3,000 Side Box - 5 Pax
• AED 3,000 Corner Box - 10 Pax
• AED 3,750 VIP Box - 5 Pax (limited availability)
• AED 4,200 Side Box - 7 Pax (limited availability)
• AED 6,000 VIP Box - 8 Pax


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