Following on from a series of fantastic laucnhes in the city of Dubai, Emaar Properties is set to make another lasting contribution in the form of ‘Dubai Opera’, a venue for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events and seasonal programmes, located within ‘The Opera District’, its newest development in Downtown Dubai.
Devised to promote the arts, culture and events scene of Dubai – by facilitating global exchange and promotion of local talent, as well as serve as a vibrant events venue, The Opera District will also feature luxury hotels, elegantly designed residential and serviced apartments, a retail plaza, waterfront promenades, recreational spaces and parks, with a sky garden and rooftop restaurant.
The project aims to be as iconic in appearance as the world-famous Sydney Opera House, and Dubai Opera is styled on the traditional sailing vessels of the Arabian Gulf – the classic wooden dhows that are synonymous with the creek.
Chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar, said of the reveal: “The Opera District highlights the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to develop a vibrant cultural community and events destination in the city which will encourage our talented local artists and also promote global cultural exchange.”
He added: “Dubai Opera, which is central to the new arts and lifestyle district, will be a spectacular addition to Downtown Dubai, already home to global icons such as Burj Khalifa. The state-of-the-art opera house and the varied lifestyle components of The Opera District will energise Dubai’s events and tourism sectors. With the city establishing its global reputation as an arts hub, the new development will also strengthen the ‘Dubai Art Season,’ which brings together the city’s vibrant arts initiatives.”