Dubai Opera: A Glamorous Night

Are you an aesthete and art lover? Then this guide will walk you through the fascinating opera house in Dubai for a magical experience. You will discover arts and music coming to life like never before while relishing ballet and theatre performances, opera, concerts, and musical shows.  

We have specially curated this ultimate guide to Dubai Opera to provide you with all the information needed to spend a legendary night in this charming destination.

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You can easily get to Dubai Opera on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. It lies just opposite Dubai Fountain next to Dubai Mall.

Architecture and Design

Dubai’s maritime history inspired Atkins and lead architect Janus Rostock to design the building in the shape of a traditional Arab sailing vessel. It is considered the first opera to sprawl over 3650,000 sq.ft. with a 2000-seat capacity. 

The exceptional design has the seamless flexibility to shift into three modes—a theatre, a concert hall, and a flat floor mode that could be a banquet or event hall offering a vast dining space.


Dubai Opera tickets prices are as follows:

  • AED 75 per adult 
  • AED 40 for children 

Dubai Opera hosts a wide variety of performances and events that are internationally acclaimed. You can watch amazing performances such as The Nutcracker, Hooverphonic concerts, or Christmas jazz concerts. The Dubai Opera official website has all the detail about current events and their prices.

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How to Get to Dubai Opera

  • By Car/Taxi: From Sheikh Zayed Road E11, take Exit 50 towards Burj Khalifa; then take the first exit to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd. and follow the Dubai Opera signage. The Dubai Opera will be on the opposite side, so take the U-turn available near Vida Downtown Hotel. 

  • By Bus/Metro Tram: Get off at the Dubai Mall Metro Station stop(Bus)/Burj Khalifa Station (Metro) and take the walkway to the opera from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd.

Dress Code

One of the refreshing aspects of Dubai Opera is that you can wear whatever you are comfortable in. You’ll see many types of clothing that are all made to feel welcomed and comfortable. You will be allowed to wear jeans, but an unspoken rule about opera houses sets the expectation for people to look their best as it’s a high-end event.


  1. Belcanto Restaurant

An exquisite spot where you will experience the beauty of a unique dining experience with an Italian touch in a marvellous atmosphere.

  1. The Lounge 

The Lounge is a luxurious experience that can add some excitement to your visit. They offer pre-performance refreshments two hours before the start of the performance. 

  • The Lounge Experience: AED 225 per person
  1. Grand Circle 

The Grand Circle offers a pre-show dinner for guests with amazing offerings. Reservations are required.

Dubai Opera Timings

Daily 10 am to 9 pm

Contact Details

  • +971 (0)4 440 8888
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There you have it, everything you need to know about Dubai Opera. The variety of cultural and artistic experiences allows the visitors to envision their artistic taste. You can spend memorable nights with family, friends, or workmates. Don’t miss it!

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