Construction of Dubai Opera to be completed by March 2016

Posted on 25th August 2015

Construction of the 2,000-seat multi-use venue in Dubai, the Dubai Opera in Downtown Dubai area, will be completed by March 2016, according to its developer.

“The scheduled completion for Dubai Opera is March 2016 with concrete, steel structure, block work, electromechanical and finishing works are in progress,” Emaar Properties, Dubai’s largest developer, said in the latest project update.

The Dubai Opera will be as iconic in appearance as the world-famous Sydney Opera House, the developer has earlier said.

Atkins is the architect while Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) is the main contractor for the project, according to constructionweekonline news report.

The Dubai Opera House is being built as part of plans for The Opera District in Downtown Dubai, and will be used for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events and seasonal programmes.

It is designed to resemble a dhow, a traditional sailing vessel, in which the 'bow' of the structure will house the opera's main stage, orchestra and seating, while the elongated 'hull' will have waiting areas, taxi drop-off areas, and parking.

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