New projects & off plan projects in Dubai Opera District Downtown area

List of off plan projects, new construction & future projects in Dubai Opera District Downtown area
Dubai Opera District Downtown
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New projects in the Opera District

The Opera district is a stylish new area in Downtown Dubai that is supposed to boost the event and tourism sectors in Dubai. The aim of the design of the Opera district is being a promotional area for arts, culture and various events. New projects in the Opera District will consist of hotels, luxury residential, and serviced apartments, retail areas, promenade, parks, and other recreational spaces. The eyecatcher of the district is, of course, the Dubai Opera, a concert venue that can host 2.000 visitors. The building, with the design of award-winning architects WS Atkins, is surrounded by a museum, 2 hotels and a plethora of galleries. 

Where is the Opera District located?

The Opera District is located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, just off Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. The area covers 9 hectares and the height of the 8 towers in the district combined adds up to 2.1 km. One of the main benefits of the Opera District is that it is surrounded by Downtown Dubai. This means that it is surrounded by lakes, fountains and an area with world-famous landmarks such as the Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountains. 

Road access 

Nearby roads include  Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Sheikh Zayed Road

Nearby/surrounding districts 

Downtown Dubai, South Ridge, Business Bay, DIFC, Al Wasl

Notable Landmarks

Dubai Opera is a unique venue for performing arts and entertainment, which has the ability to transform its proscenium arch theatre into a unique banquet configuration flat floor space. With the space repurposed as an event hire proposition, it can hold up to 1000 people for weddings, gala dinners, fashion shows, product launches, exhibitions and more.

The Dubai Fountain is set on the 12 hectares (30 acres) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake. It is  275 m (902 ft) long and shooting water up to 500 ft (152.4 m) into the air.


  • Al Abdul Salam Park
  • Urbanscape Green Roof / Dubai Opera Garden
  • Jumeirah Beach (12 min)
  • Open Beach (14 min)

What kind of new real estate projects can be found here?

The apartments in the Opera District will be exclusive units characterized by luxury. The 8 ultra high-rise towers offer elite apartments that range from 1 to 5 bedroom units and in most cases a maid’s room is included.  The townhouses and penthouses in the area offer the most luxurious and coveted units that come with spacious layouts and high-end interior design. All the properties in the area are being developed by Emaar Properties, one of the leading development companies in the UAE. 

What about transport and parking in the Opera District?

The Opera district is located within Downtown and residents can, therefore, benefit from the public transport options that the area provides. There are several bus lines serving the area while you can also easily get in the metro at the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa station. The Dubai Trolley, the first hydrogen-powered trolley ever, also goes around Downtown while the Opera District is also pedestrian-friendly. 

For residents, there are parking garages in the basement of the residential towers while there are also paid parking spots dotted around the area. You can also leave your car at the underground parking area at Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and travel further by public transport. 

Airports nearby 

  • Dubai International Airport (DXB) (22 min) 
  • Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) (43 min) 


Helipad MBK Tower - E11 (7 min), Helipad Shaikh Ahmad Building - 308th Rd (9 min)

Public transport 

  1. Metro: Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station, Business Bay (7 min)
  2. Bus lines: 7, 91, F14, F19A, F19B
  3. Water Transport: Dubai Canal Marine Transport Station 1 (16 min), Marasi marine transport station (13 min)
  4. Tram: Al Sufouh Station (19 min), Knowledge Village2 (17 min)

Which amenities are available?

The prestigious Opera District offers an abundance of luxury amenities. Whether you are looking for luxury shopping, interesting cultural events or the best options for a culinary evening out, here you can find it all. Living in the Opera District also means that you have easy access to all the facilities and amenities that Downtown Dubai has to offer while Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard also offers an abundance of things to do. Keep in mind that although there are several nurseries available in the area, for schools and hospitals you will have to leave the neighborhood. 


  • Nurseries: Fun First Nursery Kidzania, Blossom Business Bay Nursery (9 min), Learning Tree Nursery, Blossom Downtown Nursery Dubai (6 min)
  • Schools: Atticus Education LLC, Lingotot Training and Consultancy LLC (8 min), Maple Bear Pre School, Dubai (9 min), Purandaha School (7 min)
  • Universities and Colleges: The College of Fashion & Design (9 min), Canadian University Dubai (8 min), Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) (9 min), IOWHE University (Dubai front office) (14 min)


  • Hospitals: medicare hospital, Occhiali Vision International (Yateem Group), Amana Healthcare, Dr. Manal Al Mansoori Polyclinic (9 min)
  • Clinics: Padra Clinic, Dubai Skin Care, My glasses - Grand Optics, Obagi MediSpa


  1. Malls: The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar
  2. Supermarkets: ZOOM, Almaya Supermarket, Spinneys Market Emaar Res., Spinneys Market Souq Al Bahar, Al Maya Supermarket, West Zone Fresh Supermarket


  • Cinema: Burj Park, ScreenX, Reel Cinemas
  • Bowling: Yalla! Bowling (23 min), Dubai Bowling Center (10 min)
  • Karaoke: Byzantium Lounge, Voice Karaoke Bar & Terrace (8 min)
  • Dance: AIM Dance Academy, Heart of Dance, Shannon & Rajeswari's Latin Dance Classes (7 min), Arthur Murray Dance Centre, Cafe de la Danse


  1. Mosques: Burj Khalifa Mosque 163 floor, Dubai Mall Mosque
  2. Church: Glorious Ministries International (8 min), City of Dreams (11 min)


  • Dining: Dahab Resturant, Kohantei Japanese Wagyu Restaurant, The Loft at Dubai Opera, MAMMA ITALIA, Spice Bowl Restaurant
  • Cafes/bars: Gebali Tower, Reem Al Bawadi Restaurant and Cafe, La Maison Du Cafe- Cafe Najjar, Café Bateel - Emaar Square, Secret Garden by L'ETO, Guylian Belgium Chocolate Cafe
  • Nightlife: Armani/Prive, Cinema Beirut

What are the most popular residential complexes in the Opera District?

The Opera District is a small area and only 8 residential towers are being built here. All the units are being developed by Emaar Properties so when you are looking for off-plan projects you can contact them. Here are the buildings that have off-plan units for sale. 

  1. Grande at Opera District
  2. Opera Grand
  3. Act One Act Two 
  4. Il Primo
  5. The Address Residences
  6. Forte Apartments

What are the Pros and Cons of living in the Opera District?

Pros Cons
Exclusive locationOngoing construction
Luxury amenitiesExpensive 
Abundance of cultural events Noisy
Good public transport options No schools in the area 
In proximity of famous landmarks such as the Dubai Mall and the Dubai FountainsCrowded 

Prices for new buildings in other areas

Downtown Dubaifrom ‍2 331 د.إ / ft2
Old Townfrom ‍1 799 د.إ / ft2
Business Bayfrom ‍1 699 د.إ / ft2
Al Waslfrom ‍1 095 د.إ / ft2
Jumeirahfrom ‍2 292 د.إ / ft2
Zabeelfrom ‍2 021 د.إ / ft2
Bur Dubaifrom ‍1 284 د.إ / ft2
Jumeirah Bay Islandfrom ‍3 046 د.إ / ft2
Al Jaddaffrom ‍1 209 د.إ / ft2
Dubai Harbourfrom ‍2 235 د.إ / ft2
Umm Suqueimfrom ‍1 465 د.إ / ft2
Dubai Creek Harbourfrom ‍1 536 د.إ / ft2
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cityfrom ‍1 443 د.إ / ft2
Nad Al Shebafrom ‍1 087 د.إ / ft2
Dubai Hills Estatefrom ‍1 370 د.إ / ft2
The World Islandsfrom ‍3 717 د.إ / ft2
Al Bararifrom ‍1 267 د.إ / ft2
Majanfrom ‍1 172 د.إ / ft2
Al Barshafrom ‍1 013 د.إ / ft2
Al Sufouhfrom ‍2 544 د.إ / ft2

Prices for new buildings in localities near Dubai Opera District Downtown

Dubaifrom ‍1 403 د.إ / ft2
Sharjahfrom ‍719 د.إ / ft2
Ajmanfrom ‍502 د.إ / ft2
Ras Al Khaimahfrom ‍444 د.إ / ft2
Fujairahfrom ‍1 203 د.إ / ft2
Abu Dhabifrom ‍1 164 د.إ / ft2