Dubai Opera

25 minutes away
Dubai Opera

Experience some of the world’s best musical acts at Dubai Opera, a stunning haven of art and culture in the middle of Downtown Dubai.

As well as being a captivating building in its own right – designed in the shape of a dhow, a traditional Arabic sailing boat – Dubai Opera hosts some of the most prestigious operas, ballets, classical concerts and much more, maintaining a packed programme of events throughout the year.

What’s on at the Dubai Opera

Performances include such highlights as Les Miserables, Welsh opera star Sir Bryn Terfel, the Broadway hit Jersey Boys, rock legends Status Quo and jazz artist Hugh Maskela.

From Mozart to Mary Poppins, Dubai Opera has a truly eclectic mix of entertainment that makes it perfect for a cultural evening out with friends, a loved one, or a show for the whole family.

Visitors can also take a guided tour of the venue, learning about Dubai Opera’s heritage and unique design, as well as behind the scenes access to the VIP hospitality suite and multi-format auditorium. Tours take place daily and last approximately one hour.

As well as the 2,000-seat theatre, the venue features a rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy amazing views of the Burj Khalifa and its lake, including the Dubai Fountains.

The Opera District

Dubai Opera is the heart of Dubai’s Opera District, a cultural hub that also includes waterfront promenades, a retail plaza and beautiful parks. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.

Dubai Opera can be easily reached by car in just 25 minutes from Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. If you are planning to see a show while you are here, contact our concierge team to make a booking or organise transport. Call +971 4 341 0000 or email

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