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Royal Opera House

Al Kharijiyah Street, Muscat, Oman
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Muscat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
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Muscat, Oman
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One, if not THE, premier opera house in the world. Superb layout and design with decorations that simply enthral. From modern performances to classical music, dance, shows and everything else inbetween, even ice performances. If you can, go for the most expensive seats as the view is outstanding. Even the cheap seats 'up in gods' is a great experience with... More

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was the first time i watched an opera performance. Opera house is squeaky clean, people come really well dressed in the best western outfits. The amphitheater has a good seating capacity with seats offering different views & different access to levels. It is believed that only if u take a costly seat then u can enjoy opera here. however... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice to see the place. I will definitely come again to see the programme on our next visit. We like the restaurants. The Gallaria is fantastic.

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Muscat, Oman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's an excellent - both in architecture and in performance. It considered as proud of the country. we visited two times and both the times we enjoyed Ballet. It's an definitive plus to highly recommended to visit. Manage your time to book the show in advance from their website.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Been there for couple of hours. The place is amazing as well as so peaceful. Reminded me of the Taj Mahal. The place look great at Night. TIP : Do visit twice, in Day time and Night time.

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Muscat, Oman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Superb shows - book in advance to ensure a ticket. The acoustics are superb and the value outstanding. This is a popular venue with the ex-pats and locals alike. To see performances of these calibre's in alternative cities would cost significantly more - if tickets are available, for any show, grab them.

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france
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having explored the buildings by ourselves we decided to take a guided tour the following morning. We were guided through the amazing building by a very interesting young man, he showed us everything and explained so much, we were fortunate to meet the people setting up the stage for one of the UKs most popular orchestras, they were most impressed... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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208 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This building is one of the most impressive in Muscat. Go visit and admire the building or go to one of the restaurants. If you're lucky and there is a performance on its well worth the visit. Fantastic venue.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Royal Opera House was apparently built by the Sultan as a focus of his love of opera, and a wish to have a venue that would attract the best performers in the world. Whilst not the most imposing of buildings from outside, the carved woodwork covering the walls and ceilings inside is absolutely stunning, and the size, and legroom... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you visit Oman , do not hesitate to visit this place because the place has many things to offer to you such as the shows and concerts. The architecture with beautiful surroundings make this place wonderful and unique. Strongly recommended.

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