DUBAI // A time-lapse video featuring the construction of a new landmark building has been posted on YouTube.
The Dubai Opera in the Making - Our Story So Far video shows how the theatre is taking shape in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa.
The short film shows how the building is constructed from its foundations, to its skeletal shell and eventually its futuristic final shape.
Work on the project began in 2013 and, according to Dubai Opera, it is expected to open in “late 2016”.
It will be a 2,000-seat theatre, which will be the centrepiece of Dubai’s Opera District.
“Dubai Opera passionately embraces its role as the creative heart of the city, producing and hosting the finest, most authentic, and engaging performing arts experiences from Dubai and the world,” said the Dubai Opera website.