The long wait of the art lovers of Dubai ends as the Dubai Opera House will be inaugurated on August 31, 2016. The venue is very close to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The opening gala will be performed by the world famous Spanish artist, tenor Placido Domingo. It is said that during the first few months the opera house will host about 50 concerts, including a Broadway musical, Indian classical music, ballet, flamenco, orchestral and a magic show. The opera house is designed like a dhow, a conventional wooden boat used in Arabian Gulf waters in ancient times.
The opera house can seat up to 2,000 visitors and can be changed from a theatre to a concert hall. It is also an apt venue for banquets and weddings.