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Work on region's first permanent show La Perle by Dragone begins in Dubai

The aqua theatre in Al Habtoor City will boast an aqua stage filled with 2.7m litres of water

Work on region's first permanent show La Perle by Dragone begins in Dubai

Work has begun on the Gulf region’s first permanent show La Perle by Dragone in Dubai’s upscale residential, hospitality and leisure development Al Habtoor City.

A of 170 creative members, technicians and world-class artists have joined forces to create performances scheduled to showcase in mid-2017 in the state-of-the-art aqua theatre.

Having been under construction for the past three years, the theatre will host over 450 performances a year – 2 shows per day, 5 days a week. The shows will revolve around aqua and aerial feats of which some will take place on an ‘aqua-stage’ filled with 2.7 million litres of water.

The tailor-made, 1,300 seat theatre will have the ability to change from a dry platform to aquatic stage and vice versa. Performances will also include dives from a height of 35 metres and flights at a speed of 15 km/h.

“The theatre we have built is not just a theatre, it’s an incredible machine. It’s like a special spaceship or more like an A380 plane which I have to fly!” said Franco Dragone, founder and artistic director of Belgium cultural creation company Dragone.

Dragone said Dubai is the right place to do the show because it is a “laboratory of the future, a crossroads of cultures where 21st century people live. In Dubai, we are living and experiencing what will happen in the world in 10 - 20 years from now, it’s a city of the future.”

Al Habtoor Group CEO and vice chairman Mohammed Al Habtoor said the creation of La Perle raises the bar in the global entertainment industry as a whole.

Group and MICE Bookings are now being accepted with individual tickets going on sale to the travel trade and general public soon.

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