The Dubai Opera, whose surroundings are adorned by a discreet ACO line drainage system, also picks up on a very natural design language in its structure.
The Dubai Opera is part of the opera district in the centre of Dubai. The centre for performing arts with 1901 seats was designed by Janus Rostock von Atkins. It is multifunctional and can be used as a traditional theatre, a concert hall, a banquet hall or an exhibition space. With hydraulic lifts and seating carriages, 900 of the 2,000 seats can be moved. The Dubai Opera resembles a dhow, a traditional sailing ship, in which the "bow" houses the main stage, orchestra and seating for the opera. This building illustrates the extent to which modern architecture merges with nature, art and culture. In addition to the Dubai Opera, the district, from which one has a view of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain, includes art galleries, museums, design studios and other cultural institutions.