The Royal Opera House in Muscat is undisputedly the leading place for culture and arts in Oman. It’s a majestic creation with a distinctive grand style of an Omani palace.

Royal Opera House Muscat
Royal Opera House Muscat | Image Credit: Orientalist, Royal Opera, Masqat. Die Orgel, CC BY-SA 3.0


Known the world over as one of the eye-catching architectural wonders in the Sultanate of Oman, it hosts some of the biggest cultural events in Oman. It is located in the capital city of Oman where many a Muscat hotel the likes of Al Falaj Hotel Muscat can be found. When in Muscat you should not miss visiting this creation to witness its magnificence and the beauty of its design.

A bit of history

The spacious opera house was built under the patronage of Sultan Qaboos and consists of an auditorium, concert theatre, formal gardens that are beautifully landscaped, a cultural market with high-end restaurants as well as an art centre to accommodate any type of opera productions. Also, this opera house was initially known as ‘House of Musical Arts’.

A reflection of arts and culture

The Royal Opera House has been the venue for some world-famous musicals and operas reflecting Oman’s arts and culture. It has also been graced by international musical ensembles such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the renowned American Ballet Theatre. The uniqueness of this opera house is that it has been used to promote the talents of Arab musicians and artists besides world-class acts.

Keep in mind!

If you are planning to visit this place to watch a show, make sure that you follow a strict formal dress code. It’s better if you can arrive early because there is a strict security check at the entrance. Your mobile phones should be switched off or on silent mode.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+