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Address: Al Kharijiyah Street, Muscat, Oman
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Feast for the eyes and music for the soul.

Absolutely awe inspiring! The marble, the intricate woodwork, the architecture exudes understated elegance and the pleasant scent of frankincense lingers......... Members of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Absolutely awe inspiring! The marble, the intricate woodwork, the architecture exudes understated elegance and the pleasant scent of frankincense lingers......... Members of staff (dressed in traditional costumes) are welcoming, charming and most helpful. The site is wheel chair friendly. One section of the opera house building is reserved for shops and restaurants. Al Angham (fine dining) is the restaurant to... More 

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muscat visiting from uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit to the Opera House and I was not disappointed. There was a helpful introductory talk on the production and the life of Rossini before the performance. The set was stunning. The Opera House is a beautiful and one of the most comfortable auditoriums I have been in.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The building itself is a work of art, the marbled floors reflect the sunshine during the day and ambient lighting during the nights. The interior is awe inspiring and the staff immaculately dressed, very helpful and polite. We were lucky enough to get tickets to watch the Koran Ballet and had an unforgettable evening although it's worth a visit even... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Very elegant and fine looking, but complete with shops, featuring mediocre opera singers yet, this is a monument of absurd beauty and a must-see.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow what an amazing place booked tickets to see the Korean ballet. Was superb and the venue fantastic, all the Omani staff very friendly

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I visited the Royal Opera House in Muscat during a March 2015 tour of Oman. Definitely go see it, as it's impossible to describe how beautiful it is. But be warned: there is only one tour a day [most days] and a limit of 20 or so per tour, which is conducted in English. So make a reservation!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This spectacular marble building is home to opera, ballet and many other performing arts. The architecture of the building is striking both inside and out with the plush red carpet a sharp contrast to the Italian white marble. We didn't get time to visit the gardens which I want to go back and see!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is one of the great landmark in Muscat. The elevation is awesome and must visit place for opera lovers.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I visited the Opera house on April 11, 2015 & it was well worth the visit! This structure which is pure opulence was apparently completed in 4 years only! What with the swarowski chandeliers, arches erected from Burma teak.. A real treat to the eyes. The main arena holds about 1100 & Is really beautiful. All in all, it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I wish we could have seen a show at the Royal Opera House - our visit to Muscat coincided with a gap in any performances there! We took the guided tour and I'm so glad we did. It's all done beautifully, like so mnay of the public buildings in Muscat. Make sure you don't miss and don't follow our example... More 

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