Dubai Opera House Set for Construction

By Paul Joseph

The city of Dubai is to get its own iconic Opera House as part of plans for a new Opera District, it has been confirmed.

The announcement was made by developer EMAAR who have commissioned Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project consultancies, to build the Opera House

Located in downtown Dubai, it will be designed to resemble a traditional sailing vessel, in which the ‘bow’ of the structure will house the opera’s main stage, orchestra and seating, while the ‘hull’ will have waiting areas, taxi drop-off areas, and parking.

The Opera House will be used for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events and seasonal programmes.

It is hoped that the development of such an institution will help attract visitors from around the world to come and visit a city that has, until now, not been known for its culture.

Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) is the main contractor for the project.

By Paul Joseph