First look inside Dubai Opera ahead of grand opening

There’s just over a week to go until Dubai’s opera house opens its doors to an excited public.

And for those who can’t wait any longer for a glimpse inside, help is at hand courtesy of Dr Anwar Gargash, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

He posted this short video on his Instagram account, giving a taste of what is to come at the venue close to Burj Khalifa, which opens on August 31.

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Spanish tenor Placido Domingo will perform at the opening gala, with the arts complex set to host about 50 concerts in its opening four months.

These will include a Broadway musical, Indian classical music, ballet, flamenco, orchestral and a magic show.

The opera house is shaped like a dhow, a traditional wooden boat used for centuries in Arabian Gulf waters.

It can seat 2,000 and can be transformed from a theatre to a concert hall and also a venue suitable for banquets and weddings.

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