Last week , I decided to cross the border for a quick get away to Muscat, Oman, a city five hours away from Dubai. Being my first visit, with not much time to explore, I toured the city’s main attraction The Royal Opera House. The Opera House took 4 years to complete and opened it’s door in 2011. The entire exterior of the building were carved and built from Omani marbled stone, while special wood trimmings and accessories were imported from country such as France and New Zealand. At the start of the tour, we were lead through the main entrance way for the locals, tourists and later down the red carpet to were the Elites enter into the main hall. While in the hall, we were not permitted to snap photos of the stage, but we were given permission to capture the seating area as well as the encased musical instruments. We soon made our way to the VIP sections, which overlooks the hall, to get a chance to embrace the scenery from the balconies. As this was my first visit to an Opera House, I was quite impressed with creativity of the wood carving and stained glass presentation, structure and ambiance.
I plan on making time to enjoy many jazz concerts, world winning stage performances and musicals this fall!!