Dubai Opera is a performing arts centre, which is located within The Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The 2,000-seat opera is the country's first opera house and will host a variety of performances and events including theatre, opera, ballet, concerts, conferences and exhibitions. The building was designed by Janus Rostock of Atkins and should resemble a dhow, an Arabian traditional sailing vessel.
The opera house can be transformed into a traditional theatre, concert hall, banquet hall or exhibition space.
In theatre mode the venue will show operas, musicals, ballets and dance performances, large scale drama productions, lectures and conferences. It is possible to seat around 2,000 people.
Converted into a concert hall, towers on stage will create an acoustic shell that surrounds the orchestra and reflectors overhead will enhance the acoustics and reflect sound.
In 'flat floor' mode, the room offers space for events such as weddings, trade shows, exhibitions, receptions and parties where furniture can be supplied or removed accordingly.
The complex is not only facing the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, but is also surrounded by art galleries, museums, design studios and other cultural places. The area also includes several hotels, residential buildings, a retail plaza and recreational spaces.
JORDAHL supplied JORDAHL® mounting channels JM W for the steel construction of the elevator. JORDAHL® anchor channels JTA W and T-bolts were supplied for connecting the ceiling and the curtain wall.