Dubai Opera launches behind-the-scenes tours

Dubai Opera is opening its impressive performance space to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look.

Much like they can at the Royal Opera House Muscat, visitors to Dubai’s cultural precinct can now go on a tour of the venue, which includes the acoustic concert hall, 2,000-square-metre event space and access to the exclusive VIP suite.

From 10.30am each day, an experienced guide leads each group and offers the stories and facts about the design and creation of Dubai Opera, which in recent weeks celebrated its one-year anniversary.

“Dubai Opera is a new generation of entertainment venue with a fascinating story to tell,” says Jasper Hope, the chief cxecutive at Dubai Opera. “Our new tour is a great way for anyone to spend an hour out of the sun learning what makes an opera house tick.”

Beginning at the external box office and lasting approximately 60 minutes, the tours can be booked by emailing tours@travel-culture.com The tour schedule is available on dubai.travel-culture.com

Adult tickets are Dh75 and children (ages 3 to 16) cost Dh40. Rates for schools are priced at Dh35 per child. Private tours are also available.

Dubai Opera kicked off its season on September 7 with a trio of Mozart’s best-loved operatic masterpieces.