World’s largest cultural center planned for Dubai

The Opera District will have a 2,000-seat theater and three residential complexes.

May 04, 2016 |
World’s largest cultural center planned for Dubai

Dubai Opera House. Rendering courtesy Emaar.

Emaar Developers, a Dubai property developer, revealed plans for a new Opera District in the city that will be the world’s largest cultural center.

The Telegraph reports that the project calls for a 21,530 sf opera house at the heart of the district. The building will be shaped like a traditional dhow boat and will hold 2,000 seats.

The district will have a modern art museum, restaurants, and shops. Three residential complexes are also planned: the 66-floor Opera Grand; the Forte, which will be a 71-story and a 41-story tower; and the Address Residences Dubai Opera, which also includes two towers, at 65 and 55 stories. 

The Opera District will be in close proximity to the Needle, which is slated to be the world’s tallest tower.

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