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Dubai Opera Tour


Architecture Tour

Discover and explore one of Dubai’s most iconic cultural destinations, blending visionary architecture with moments of magic.

The iconic dhow-shaped building of Dubai Opera is designed as a tribute to the maritime history, the culture and the subsequent development of Dubai.

Each and every architectural detail has a story behind it and on this tour, you will learn all about what inspired Danish architect, Janus Rostock, to come up with such a remarkable design to represent the Downtown area alongside Burj Khalifa.

The Experience

  • Listen to our stories about Dubai Opera’s unique heritage and breathtaking design.
  • Admire the beautiful sculptures and artworks created exclusively for Dubai Opera.
  • Discover hidden secrets behind each and every architectural detail.
  • Learn more about the modern technologies used to deliver a magnificent experience.
  • Access our unique multi-format auditorium.
  • View our exclusive VIP hospitality suite, The Majlis.

Dubai Opera has a story to tell and it’s one that you wouldn’t want to miss.

Public Tours are available on most days. Tickets can be purchased online and at the Box Office, either in advance or on the day of the tour (subject to availability).

  • Tours last approximately one hour and depart from the Box Office.
  • Tours are conducted in English or Arabic. Other languages are available on advance request.


AED 75 per adult.

AED 40 for children between 3 – 16.


Backstage Tour 

Explore the backstage life of Dubai Opera and discover the hidden world of a theatre!

Areas covered by the tour include the auditorium, backstage areas, dressing rooms, piano and trap room, sound room and the rarely seen seat storage area when the auditorium transforms into flat floor mode. All tours share the fascinating story and architecture of the Dubai Opera building, while offering real insight into the production process.

Exclusive Backstage Tours take place at 11:30am, 2:30pm and 3:30pm, exploring the unseen areas of the theatre and giving you a glimpse into the backstage world.

Please note all tours involve walking, standing and stairs, and last approximately 75 minutes plus 45 minutes for you to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at Dubai Opera Café which is included in your ticket price.

Price: AED 175 per adult and AED 140 for children between the ages of 7 and 16. Age limit is 7+.

Back Stage Tours can be booked via the Box Office by calling 04 440 8888 or emailing:


Full Tour

Full tours are available at 12:30 PM on request only.

You can make your booking via the Box Office by calling 04 440 8888 or emailing:

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