Dubai opera house to inspire arts and culture


A BOAT-SHAPED hulk of steel and glass at the foot of the world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s new opera house is set to boost the cultural life of the Gulf’s business hub. Workers are putting the final touches on the venue, a short walk from the 828-metre (2,700-foot) Burj Khalifa, as it prepares to host Spanish tenor Placido Domingo at an opening gala next Wednesday (31). While Dubai has a reputation for grand construction projects, it has not had a landmark venue for performing arts – until now. “Look at everything else Dubai already has… now we’re going make it even…

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