Construction work on a 2,000-seat multi-use venue in Dubai which aims to rival the world-famous Sydney Opera House will be completed in two years, according to the main project contractor.
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.
Contractor Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) said it has begun work on the project and expects to be finished in 24 months.
“It’s a really challenging but exciting project, as it is in a really prime location, and we’re moving in the right direction. The work has already begun and the concrete works will happen soon,” said Nazih Abdul Kader, executive VP of operations at CCC.
“I think the proper form of the opera house will begin to become apparent in 12 months, and it will be finished in around 24 months.”