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Royal Opera House

Address: Al Kharijiyah Street, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #2 of 35 Activities in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Sights & Landmarks, Theater & Concerts
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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is open for tours every morning (but Friday) for a cost of O.R. 2 p.p. (US$5.25). The tours last about 15 minutes. The building is magnificent and no cost was spared. There is no signage when you get there, and we first went to the main entrance, and were told to go around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A panaromic view is still an understatement..Beautiful interiors and polished exteriors....Well shaped ! Great feel while striding through the entry to the entrance... Lighting and the ambience enhances the experience.. The Royal Opera is an opera by itself... Astage set which unfolds many a tale, embedded with music in all scales , coupled with amazingbackdrops and the human touch... the... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Royal Opera House in Muscat is a must visit as the architecture is fabulous and splendid, the material used are very Omani and authentic further the carving is one of a kind. There is always something of an interest to attend at the Royal Opera House in Muscat as the programme every year is diversified and contain something for... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Going to the Royal Opera House in Muscat is an amazing experience. The building itself is beautiful and the performances (I have only been once to the Ballet so far) for all accounts are outstanding. Added value is the people-watching you can do. There are also restaurants and shops along side that are interesting to visit. Range of ticket prices... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

attended a concert by a popular African singer. Staff were very helpful and polite. Even got upgraded tickets because I think the show wasn't full. Great seats. Acoustics excellent. Booked online without difficulty. Mostly Westerners there and dress codes not as strict as stated on the site.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Oman Opera House- built on the orders of the inspirational Sultan Qaboos in the capital Muscat, is the first opera house in the Middle East, and puts most modern European examples to shame (we'll make an exception for the Bastille). A complimentary lecture beforehand outlined nuances of the show to the genteel. This version was designed by the Czech... More 

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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It is a must do at Oman. Visit has to be planned or you will find the place closed. You can buy tickets for the show and book in advance if you dont want to miss out. Very close to the qurrum beach , so you can do both places on the same day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

In keeping with the colors and modest style of the Grand Mosque, yet another Sultan Quaboos's new construction makes you forget the actual show you booked tickets for. I did not buy tickets to listen/watch the performance, though was surprised with the quality of Broadway ballet on ice. I was determined to take a look at the 2011 building, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The 15 min. walking tour starting in the grand reception area, takes you through the whole building, in to the theatre, Fantastic design and quality materials, special entries for special guests, beautiful building. Not wheelchair or pushchair friendly, many stairs. Worth a visit, our tour guide gave very brief information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's the most amazing building with bold beautiful architecture.The elements of traditional and modern blends smoothly into a splendid state of the art opera house. It's a visit you'll not forget as exterior is as stunning as the inside. I would recommend the tour as it gives you a clear understanding of how they sourced the building materials from all... More 

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