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Watch the epic love story of Mughal Prince Salim and the courtesan Anarkali in this Broadway-style stage adaptation of the famous 1960 Bollywood film of the same name. Directed by renowned playwright Feroz Abbas Khan, this musical extravaganza is all set to dazzle audiences at the Dubai Opera!

Why Watch Mughal-e-Azam

Watch the famous Bollywood film come to life as a Broadway-style musical in this fanstastic adaptation by acclaimed director, Feroz Abbas Khan. Produced by the Shahpoorji Pallonji Group, which also produced the original 1960 film, this adaptation was warmly received in Mumbai last year, and won several awards, at the Broadway World India Awards 2017, including Best Play, Best Ensemble Cast and Best Direction of a Play for Khan. And now, for the first time ever, the play comes to the Dubai Opera for a limited engagement.

The Story

Mughal-e-Azam (The Great Mughal) follows the story of Mughal Prince Salim, who declares his love for Anarkali, a lowly courtesan. His father, Emperor Akbar, disapproves of the relationship and tries to keep the two of them apart. But Prince Salim makes it clear to his father that he will not go down without a fight. Will he succeed in convincing his father of his love? Will Anarkali and Prince Salim get the happy ending they want? Watch this grand epic to find out.

Good for

Fans of the 1960 film | Fans of Historical Dramas | Fans of Epic Love Stories

Critics Reviews

Stage adaptations of cinematic epics are somewhat rare and perhaps that's what makes Feroz Abbas Khan's Mughal-e-Azam so unique.
Huffpost India

It's a brilliant stroke to re-imagine it on stage, but it also requires a certain tenacity and astuteness to dare it, and of course, lots of money - both of which are in abundance. The display is there to be seen.
Mumbai Theatre Guide

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Show Timings

10 January, 2019 8:00 PM
11 & 12 January, 2019 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM

Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes, including one 20-minute interval.

Children below 2 years are not allowed inside the auditorium. Those under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Directed by
Feroz Abbas Khan

Based on

Top Songs
"Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya", "Mohe Panghat Pe", "Ae Ishq Yeh Sab Duniyawale", "Humen Kash Tumse Mohabbat", "Teri Mehfil Mein"

Additional Information

Available Facilities
Paid Parking at P2/P3 on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
Wheelchair accessible

Rules and Regulations
Latecomers will be allowed inside the hall only during a break.
The door of the auditorium will be closed 5 minutes before the show commences.
The use of any camera or recording devices is strictly prohibited inside the hall.

Getting There
Dubai Opera is located in Downtown Dubai.
By Metro: You can hop on to the Metro Tram and get off at the Burj Khalifa Station. A 20-minute walk from the station will lead you to the venue.
By Bus: If you decide to travel by bus, get off at the Dubai Mall Station and then walk to the venue.

Please note that valet parking is no longer available.

How to Redeem Your Tickets

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It is highly recommended that you arrive early and settle down before the show begins.


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