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Sheik Mohammed visits Dubai Opera

Sheikh Mohammed described the Dubai opera as an important icon that adds to the cultural achievements of the UAE and the region

Sheik Mohammed visits Dubai Opera
Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed pictured with Mohamed Alabbar, Emaar chairman, during his visit to Dubai Opera.\nImage: Wam

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by the Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum, visited Dubai Opera ahead of its soft opening last night.  

Sheikh Mohammed toured the dhow-shaped design building that depicts Dubai's maritime culture and seafaring heritage, news agency WAM reported.

He said the cultural progress witnessed in the UAE has contributed in positioning the country as a beacon for innovation and intellectual excellence.

“I am pleased with the fast-paced development of the cultural scene in the UAE. Culture is one of the life's main pillars, a cornerstone for building communities, a mirror for their progress and a driving force for creativity and excellence,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

He described the Dubai opera as an important icon that adds to the cultural achievements of the UAE and the region.

"The Dubai Opera has a great value as a new platform for arts, an effective cultural bridge and an intellectual window for the infusion of the world's creative arts," he said


Sheikh Mohammed pictured with Jasper Hope, CEO of Dubai Opera

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