“Dubai Opera” is the only concert hall in Dubai in the UAE. It is located in the center of downtown where there are many skyscrapers such as Burj Khalifa, and opera and musical performances are held every day.
This time, I would like to see the operetta at the Dubai Opera and tell you about the ticket arrangement and the venue access in detail.
Purchase tickets from HP
Tickets for the Dubai Opera can be purchased from the official website. There is a calendar mark in the upper right of the top page, so you can choose any date and performance from here and proceed.
You can choose your seat in detail. You can select any category, choose how many tickets you want and how you want to receive them (Print at Home is safe.), and the best seats will be selected for you, but you can move your seats by clicking on other seats.
The ticket price varies depending on the performance, but the average price is around 10,000 yen. The ticket I bought this time was 350 DH (≠ 10,500 yen) in 2nd category.
To purchase, you need to register your account, email address and password. Also, when I bought a ticket, there was a space to write the billing address of the credit card holder, so I wrote it seriously.
Finally, you can pay by Visa or Master. Maybe because of a problem with the system, there were times when the window for entering credit card numbers etc. stuck on this payment screen without showing up, but in that case, you can go back to the previous screen and try again a few times and it will work (In my case, the character string in the input field seemed to have a bad influence, and when I changed the writing style, it went well.).
When the payment is completed, the e-ticket will be sent to the registered address, so you can print it out and bring it on the day. It comes with a barcode and can be used as a ticket (No exchange).
Location and Appearance of the Dubai Opera
The Dubai Opera is here. Just a stone’s throw from Burj Khalifa, right in the middle of downtown, but it’s a good walk from the nearest metro station (Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro), so it’s best to take a taxi!
I walked from the station and it took 20 minutes without getting lost.
The exterior of the Opera House is a glass-walled building shaped like a huge ship. The design is quite novel! Unlike the historical Western Opera House, it is a fairly modern building.
The main entrance is on the west side of the building. There is a fountain square in front of the entrance.
There’s also a Box Office, so if you’re looking for a same-day ticket, head over here. In Dubai Opera, there is a backstage tour other than the performance, and the reception is also held here.
Entrance starts 90 minutes before curtain time.
Let’s go to the opera house now! As soon as I entered the entrance, there was a reception, and I checked my ticket here first. You can enter the hall 90 minutes before the curtain time (Please check as it may change depending on the performance.).
As you proceed along the long corridor following the staff’s instructions, there is a further reception where a 2nd ticket check (bar code reading) takes place. The reception desk is connected to the foyer, but we arrived more than 1 hour before the show, so it was a bit awkward that there were no customers yet …。
There is also a program for sale at this reception, but the price is 60 DH (≠ 1,800 yen)! This is the most expensive opera house I have ever visited.
It has a pretty cover, but it’s not a very good book, and it’s a pretty bourgeois price!
The cloakroom is a bit troublesome …
Also, when I asked where the cloakroom for checking large luggage was, I was told to check it at the information counter on the lowest floor of the foyer.
You don’t need to tip the cloakroom, but your name and phone number are written on the exchange ticket and the security guard should check the contents of the baggage to check. …。 It’s quite troublesome, so you might want to come with a small bag that you don’t need to check if possible.
That’s why it’s going to be a long time, so next time! It reports in detail from foyer and bar menus to seats.
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