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Commissioned by Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Royal Opera House Museum is the best example of contemporary Islamic architecture in Oman. The art technology in its theatre has attract visitors to see this place ever year.
The Kitchen of muscat: Royal Opera House Museum
Shopping is a must thing to do at Royal Opera House Museum. The opera gallery offers wonderful shops, international brands and various kind of cafés and dining option. This gallery provide 50 shops which offers a wide range of artwork, fashion, gems and perfume. For shopping, you can buy cosmetics, gifts or craft, clohtes and jewellery. While for dining, you can go to Al Angham, Fauchon cafe, Richoux cafe, The Indus and etc. Opera Galleria opens from Saturday to Thursday at 10 am - 10 pm. On Friday, it is opened at 4 pm - 10 pm.
Since the name of this building is Opera House, of course it has a theatre inside. The theatre is used as the place where the biggest culture event hosted. Besides that, it is also used to held the international and regional shows including worldwide classics and Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra. These two performances are usually sold out few month before the show. However, for the other performances, tickets are available on the spot or you can buy your tickets from box office. The theatre is completed with the art technology like the individual touch screen in front of each seat which shows the configurable subtitles displayed by the opera. Try this kind of technology is the best thing to at Royal Opera House Museum.
Another thing to to at Royal Opera House Museum is join the Educational and Outreach program. This program is conducted by the Education Community at Royal Opera House Museum. This program is made to build a strong bridge with all communities, institutions and cultural organization. The educational programs that are included the performances, talks, seminars, workshops, open house events, and educational presentation.
Taking the guided tours is the best thing to do at Royal Opera House Museum. Discover the beautiful architecture and special secret of this house through the Royal Opera House Museum tours. The history of Oman's premiere venue is also presented here. The Royal Opera House Museum tours will lead you to learn about the excellect mechanism of the theatre and see the best of instrument collection.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no admission to get into the house. However, the tours are not free. For adult/OMR 3, Children/OMR 1, Private Tours/OMR 20, group tours/OMR 7. Reservation is required is you want to join the Royal Opera House Museum tours.
How To Get Around?
Walking seems to be the best thing to do at Royal Opera House Museum. You can have a fun walk to get around and visit the other attraction since the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is near to this house. You can also use Big Bus of Hop On Hop Off bus to get around Muscat.
What Should I Wear?
There is a dress code that should be followed when you are getting into this house. You have to wear forml dress, no jeans, shirts, or tennis shoes are allowed.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Royal Opera House Museum between September and June. At night, this house is stunning that common hours.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and everything can be found in this site. Royal Opera House Museum is near to the Ministry of Foreign Affair. It is easy for you to reach this place and do all thinf to do at Royal Opera House Museum on your own
How To Get There?
You can use bus to get to Muscat. There is a local bus services that depart every 15 minutes along a route from Ruwi to Seeb. You can also get there by car, just type your destination on google map, then you will find the place.
Formal dress is required in every show.