Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House
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  • Tania M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place - presented well by tour guide
    We did a short tour as part of a city tour. The tour guide's English was very good, he was friendly and engaging. I would have loved to see the pipe organ, but unfortunately due to the preparation for a show this wasn't possible.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Jippy
    Bath, United Kingdom177 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very impressive
    We took a tour of the opera house as part of our visit to Muscat and it was well worth it. Beautiful building and very cleverly built, would be amazing to see a performance here. Even the bins are beautiful!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Opera House
    It is unreal how much thought and design went into this grand opera house. You can visit during the day for a tour which costs only 3.25 OMR per person which includes a guided tour. Our group sat with the guide for a significant amount of time asking questions related to the equipment and design of the opera house. The interior is very ornate and there are a lot of details to admire. The Sultan donated some of his own collection of instruments to the opera house so there are some items to admire in the foyer as well. As of October 2023 they are not having shows due to the conflicts between Palestine and Israel but the shows that were scheduled will be postponed until it is a more agreeable time. Very respectful. Plan to spend about an hour here for just the tour and longer if you come for a show. Tour groups come in early so it might be worth going in the middle of the day when it is less busy. We went around noon and had no issues.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Building, English speaking Tour Guide
    Entrance fee here is about $8.19, payable by credit card. The English speaking guide briefly explained about its construction, classical shows such as operas and ballets presented at the Opera House. We proceeded to the area where musical instruments are on display, represented to belong to the late King/Sultan before going inside the Opera. Our guide explained about the movable areas of the stage to suit the needs of the shows being presented. Told us about the seating area reserved for the Sultan and his guests. Took many pictures here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 November 2023
  • Dave H
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss out on the music exhibition attached to the opera House via the Opera Galleria shopping center
    "Oman and the World: A Musical Journey, an exciting interactive journey in which you will learn about the story of music and its origins". You need to go through the Opera Galleria shopping center, go to the top floor and you'll find a walkway leading to this exhibition. A must for young kids and family alike.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Lizzie H
    Reading, United Kingdom514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stunning place
    The Royal Opera House is a ‘must do’ on a visit to Muscat. I arrived a day early for a group tour of Oman so decided that I would visit the ROH - I’m so glad I did. I joined an English speaking tour of the opera house which was well worth it as the guide brought the place to life and was very knowledgeable. The interior is just stunning with materials sourced from all over the world. I recommended this place to others on the tour of Oman and they were equally impressed.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Martin B
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bolshoi Ballet
    We saw the Bolshoi Ballet last night and it was an amazing experience. It’s highly subsidised so ticket prices are about one third what they would be in London. It’s a beautiful theatre and everyone gets dressed up so it’s a very glamorous experience. They also have occasional free concerts by young musicians.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 January 2024
  • Harmesh K
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India246 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Royal indeed
    The pristine shiny marble flooring & the beautiful architecture is inspiring ! The entry is majestic while the garden was teaming with colourful flowers especially petunias. The inside of the opera house felt cool & grand … box office counter was inviting but there wasn’t going to be show in the near future! The upscale showrooms of Lalique & other major jewellery stores gave a very posh & luxurious feel ! The Opera House is very well & centrally located well worth a visit even if no shows are running
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 March 2024
  • WonderfulWorld59
    Lee's Summit, Missouri442 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Beautifully Designed Building Worth Seeing!
    Located Right Off of the Main Highway, the Royal Opera House is a Beautifully Designed Building with an Understated Elegance. During the Day, the Nearby Parking Garage is Free. A Group of Shops Are Also On the Premises.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 March 2024
  • betty l
    Brampton, Canada10,554 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive Structure
    I have been to a few Opera Houses in the World like in Vienna, Palais Garnier in Paris, Sydney Opera House but I never imagined seeing one in an Arabic country so I was impressed by the efforts of the late Sultan of Oman who is a lover of culture to invest in such an impressive structure- The Royal Opera House of Oman. The Late Sultan commissioned Royal Opera house of Oman has the biggest stage and most modern opera house I have visited. Even the floors can move 2-3 levels down depending on the performance . This is a very impressive Opera House.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 March 2024
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4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Music exhibition was fun and interactive. I enjoyed the place. Thanks to you all. There was a certain place that shows different types of Oman music which I really liked.
Written 12 May 2024
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Ali Nazifpour
Tehran, Iran30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
An impressive building. The way that Islamic architecture is very subtly and imperceptibly is embedded within a western style architecture is a great artistic touch. It's clear that the late Sultan Qaboos was in love with music and architecture and this place embodies both. However it's a bit overpriced.
Written 28 April 2024
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,554 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I have been to a few Opera Houses in the World like in Vienna, Palais Garnier in Paris, Sydney Opera House but I never imagined seeing one in an Arabic country so I was impressed by the efforts of the late Sultan of Oman who is a lover of culture to invest in such an impressive structure- The Royal Opera House of Oman.

The Late Sultan commissioned Royal Opera house of Oman has the biggest stage and most modern opera house I have visited. Even the floors can move 2-3 levels down depending on the performance .

This is a very impressive Opera House.
Written 31 March 2024
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Anthony W
Greater Sydney, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It was a modern design with good acoustics and seating configurations that cater for different types of performances e.g. stage play, concert etc.
Very impressive!
Written 24 March 2024
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erinandkai
Summerland, Canada109 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
DO NOT BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE

My husband and I booked tickets in September for a show in January. Then in October they cancelled the performance. In December they offered refunds which aligns with the terms and conditions posted on their page (if they cancel, a refund will be issued in 30 days)… well here we are in March and they still haven’t issued any refunds. They are even being difficult with a charge back through my credit card.

When we were there in person visiting Oman we stopped in and asked if we could get a refund (said no, they were waiting for all ticket holders to express their refund preferences) and since then, they have ignored my emails asking for a status update on the refund.

Don’t buy tickets in advance unless you are okay with not seeing a show / your money again!
Written 23 March 2024
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WonderfulWorld59
Lee's Summit, MO442 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Located Right Off of the Main Highway, the Royal Opera House is a Beautifully Designed Building with an Understated Elegance. During the Day, the Nearby Parking Garage is Free. A Group of Shops Are Also On the Premises.
Written 19 March 2024
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Harmesh K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The pristine shiny marble flooring & the beautiful architecture is inspiring ! The entry is majestic while the garden was teaming with colourful flowers especially petunias. The inside of the opera house felt cool & grand … box office counter was inviting but there wasn’t going to be show in the near future!
The upscale showrooms of Lalique & other major jewellery stores gave a very posh & luxurious feel ! The Opera House is very well & centrally located well worth a visit even if no shows are running
Written 13 March 2024
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Martin B
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We saw the Bolshoi Ballet last night and it was an amazing experience. It’s highly subsidised so ticket prices are about one third what they would be in London.
It’s a beautiful theatre and everyone gets dressed up so it’s a very glamorous experience. They also have occasional free concerts by young musicians.
Written 28 January 2024
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Samouel R.
Oman21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
It was an absolutely amazing experience, it was my second time attending, and this time was Raymonda ballet, an excellent show at an astonished Opera.

Near to W Musact Hotel by and Intersetkel presentation bridge to go grab drink before the show and a nice dinner post the show I recommend Siddharta Lounge
Written 26 January 2024
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Yorkshire Lad - The Original
York, UK1,610 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Look. This place if I was going to a concert would undoubtedly receive a 5 out of 5 rating as I doubt they would put on a bad show.

And the ornate interior is impressive. Wood from Burma, crystals from Austria. The finest of Italian marble.

But and here's the but. You see the red carpeted entrance, look at one or two musical instruments and enter an impressive auditorium which is decidedly souless because there aren't 1200 people in the audience and the massive stage is black and empty.

Was it worth going? Yes I guess so. It didn't break the bank. But when I look back at my time in Oman it won't rank as a must do. Sorry...
Written 20 January 2024
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