Off to the opera? Looks like you’re set for a swanky night.

However you don’t want a grumbling tummy taking centre stage over the sopranos.

If you fancy treating yourself to a pre-show nibble, it doesn’t have to cost the earth – there are a bundle of restaurants around the area offering up deals for Dubai Opera goers. We’re talking 20 per cent off, special menus and more.

Here are a few of the eateries offering up deals…


armani amal

There’s no set menu, but those who choose to dine at the Armani/Amal before a Dubai Opera show can tuck into their trademark Indian cuisine while enjoying 20 per cent off food and soft drinks.

Armani/Amal, Level 3, Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai. 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 8883666. 


armani ristorante dubai

Is Italian food more your thing? Armani/Ristorante are offering up tailor-made, two-course and three-course set menus for those headed to a show.

Armani/Ristorante, lobby level, Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai. 6pm to 11pm. Dhs250 for two courses, Dhs300 for three courses. Tel: (04) 8883666. 


armani hashi

This is one of the best joints in town if you want to stuff yourself full of fancy sushi. Hashi offers up traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine, coupled with a resident DJ and views of the Dubai Fountain.

If you’re off to the opera, enjoy 20 per cent off a la carte food and soft drinks.

Armani/Hashi, Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai. 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 8883666. 

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Asado at The Palace Downtown Dubai

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If Southern American fare is your fave, Argentinian hotspot Asado is the place to be. For Dubai Opera-goers, there’ll be a set menu on show nights, with an added 15 per cent off adult grape juice if you fancy a beverage before the show.

Asado, The Palace Downtown Dubai, 6pm onwards. Dhs200 per person. Tel: (04) 4287961. 

At.mosphere Burj Khalifa

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You’ve forked out for Dubai Opera tickets already, so you might as well go the whole hog. Head up to the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa for some pre-show European cuisine accompanied by some pretty nifty views.

There’ll be a tailor-made Dubai Opera two and three-course menu.

At.mosphere Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 11pm. Dhs325 for two courses, Dhs375 for three courses. Tel: (04) 8883828.

La Serre Bistro & Boulangerie

la serre dubai

You’re off to a show, you’re looking good – you deserve a glitzy pre-show nibble. At Dhs150 per person, La Serre Boulangerie’s pre-show menu consists of crunchy salad with Emmental cheese, green apple and caramelised walnuts, or buffalo mozzarella bruschetta with truffle dressing for starters.

For main, there’s either baked grouper with provençale ratatouille or grilled chicken supreme, creamy mushrooms and spaetzle, with a daily fresh pastry from the display for dessert.

La Serre Boulangerie, Vida Downtown Dubai, 6.30am to 10pm. Dhs150 per person. Tel: (04) 4286969.

Thiptara at The Palace Downtown Dubai

thiptara dubai

Thai food tickle your fancy? You’re in luck. Thiptara are offering up Dubai Opera-exclusive set menus starting at 6pm on show nights onwards. Oh, and if you’re looking for a wee tipple before an evening of theatre, premium grape beverages are 15 per cent off.

Thiptara, ground floor, The Palace Downtown Dubai, 6pm onwards. Dhs200 per person. Tel: (04) 4287961.

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